A home caregiver can help you live independently in the comfort of your home. You can receive help with the little things, such as running errands and cooking meals. They can also help you with bigger tasks like dressing, bathing and monitoring a medical condition. With the companionship, support, and reassurance that senior home care brings, it may be time to add this service to your care list.
As you consider how a private caregiver can benefit you and your family, here are five benefits to be aware of.
1. Daily companionship
Senior isolation is one of America’s quietest health risks. Socially-isolated seniors are more likely to be sick and die sooner than those who have strong social connections. If you are struggling to get around on your own, you may be growing isolated from friends and family. An at-home caregiver can provide you with the companionship you are missing as well as improve mobility and well-being.
2. Ability to age in place
If you need help with tasks around the home, a caregiver can help. With the assistance of an aide you can continue living in the comfort of your home while preserving your independence. Caregivers can assist with daily living tasks, chores, medical conditions and independent living. Plus, by remaining in your home, you’re able to avoid the stress of moving.
3. Safety and well-being
Aging is a natural process, but it certainly comes with its fair share of ups and downs. An in-home caregiver provides added safety and security, which is particularly important if you have a health or medical problem. Rather than waiting for someone to visit you, the caregiver is there when you need them. If problems arise, they can quickly schedule an appointment or suggest visiting physician services.
4. Relief to friends and family
People don’t want to burden their children, their friends or their neighbors. It’s everyone’s hope to live independently. Unfortunately, there are medical and health conditions that prevent this from happening. While you can’t stop the aging process, you can choose to get help from an outside caregiver. This way, you can provide your friends and family with relief and avoid turning adult children into caregivers.
5. Personalized care
One of the best parts about hiring a caregiver is that you get to continue the life you want. You are not relying on friends and family to spend time with you or take you places. The care is personalized to your needs and can be easily be adjusted. Many people who use caregiving services have a desire to maintain their independence yet need some help because they don’t have the same mobility and energy as they once did.If you are considering an at-home caregiver for yourself or a loved one, contact VNA Health Group for more information about our private services.