At SYNERGY HomeCare, know that seniors highly value their independence. Even while experiencing the physical effects of aging, such as loss of strength, mobility, memory and sensory sensitivity, there are ways to protect and promote the independence of seniors. After all, bodies do get older, but personalities often stay young. In observance of Senior Independence Month in February, here are a few ways that home care can help.
Many seniors lose their self-dependence after an accident or a fall. Strokes and heart attacks also contribute to seniors needing more help. Having a caregiver to help seniors move around the house, provide medication reminders, and encourage healthy eating and exercise play a big part in protecting seniors from unexpected events that often lead to more serious health conditions.
Home care can also help seniors regain independence after accidents like falls and planned procedures like hip and joint replacements. With attentive care, seniors can rebuild the strength, energy and general well being they had prior to their surgery or injury.
Being cared for in the home adds to a senior’s sense of identity and ownership of their environment. At home, they are in a familiar setting, surrounded by personal belongings and memories. This can add to their comfort and independence levels.
Non-driving seniors often feel helpless when they have no way of getting to doctor’s appointments or social gatherings. SYNERGY HomeCare can provide local transportation to these events, which helps seniors have more control over their personal schedule. Instead of waiting for a family caregiver or other person to be available, they can schedule a caregiver when they make an appointment.
These are just a few examples of the many ways that home care can help seniors lead more independent lives. If you have a senior in your life that needs assistance, please give us a call today.