Why Do So Many Easley, SC Seniors Choose Home Care?
Find out why more and more seniors are choosing home care.
The majority of American seniors want to remain in their own home as they age. The primary reason many cannot is a loss of independence. Sadly, for many seniors, the loss of independence was not so much a "thing" that happened to them as it was a poor understanding of the definition and the options available to them.
Many of today's seniors grew up in a "do it yourself" age – a period in our nation's history where hardy men and women forged a nation, fought wars, and overcame crises with grit and determination. These were not the "ask for help" kind of young men and women and many of those attributes have not changed with age. As a result, many seniors define independence as self-reliance...an "I'm going to do this if it kills me" or "I'll get this done or die trying" mentality.
The actual secret of staying independent is knowing when to ask for help, what services are available, and who to ask. For example, many seniors require help with daily living tasks, including light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation. Others require assistance with personal care, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. Just because a senior needs help with these tasks does not mean they cannot live a full, complete, and independent life in the comfort and convenience of their own home. In fact, that is what home care services are all about.
Staying Independent with Home Care
Comfort Keepers Home Care not only provides homemaking and personal care support, but they also address many other needs seniors may have regarding their independence. Consider the following:
Local transportation. When a senior loses mobility or no longer has a driver's license they may feel stuck at home, especially if they are too proud to ask family members or friends for help. With transportation support, seniors can get out and about with ease.
Fall prevention. Few things limit independence like an injury that relegates one to their bed. The primary reason this occurs to seniors is falls. Two major components of Comfort Keepers home care are the home safety inspection and a fall-risk analysis. By identifying and correcting hazards, seniors can significantly reduce the risk of injury and increase their chances of remaining independent.
Technology. Many seniors are not technologically savvy, but with Comfort Keepers they don't need to be. From the no-setup or sign-in GrandPad to medication dispensers and personal safety devices, technology can quickly become an integral part of your senior loved one's daily life. Staying in contact with loved ones, knowing help is only a button-push away, and being certain that the right medications are taken at the right time are all important parts to being and feeling independent.
In short, seniors want to remain in their own homes as they age. With Comfort Keepers home care services, even those who need a wide variety of supports and services to remain independent can do so.