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Things Home Care Can Do for Your Senior

When your parents or elderly loved ones reach a certain age or are diagnosed with illnesses that are common in seniors it’s time to have a discussion about whether or not your senior loved one would be safe and more comfortable at home or in a senior living or assisted living facility. Staying at home has significant benefits for seniors, and technology has made staying at home or aging in place safer, more convenient, and less expensive over the years. Before you have a talk with your loved one about what is the best path forward for them you should know about some of the things that home care can do for your senior like:

Improve Physical Health

Home Care Amityville NY - Things Home Care Can Do for Your Senior

Home Care Amityville NY – Things Home Care Can Do for Your Senior

Seniors who age in place are more likely to be active and to enjoy better physical health than seniors living in a care facility. One study that was done with cancer survivors found that the survivors who were living at home engaged in more physical activity on a regular basis, which is associated with better mobility and better overall health for seniors. Seniors who live at home with some assistance from an aide can spend time outdoors in the yard or garden or enjoy walks in a familiar neighborhood to improve their physical health.

Reduce Fall Risk

Seniors have a high risk for falls, and falls can cause serious injuries. Seniors who age in place are in a familiar environment where they know every inch of the space and that makes them less likely to fall. Caregivers can do things like move furniture or pick up rugs to reduce the potential fall hazards around the home and help seniors navigate around the house if they need it.

Improve Mental Health

There is no place like home, and staying at home can help seniors stave off depression. More than two million seniors battle depression. Losing loved ones and facing the realities of aging can be difficult, but having to leave the home that they love can be even harder on a senior. Imagine having to leave the home you’ve lived in for 20 years or 40 years or longer and it’s easy to understand why seniors who are able to age in place have better mental health. Home care assistance gives seniors the peace of mind of being able to stay in an environment that’s familiar where they feel comfortable and have great memories.

Give Caregivers A Break With Home Care Help

Taking care of your senior loved ones isn’t easy, and sometimes caregivers need a break. Home care is also respite care for burned out children of senior parents who also need time to take care of their spouses and kids, work, and try to take care of their own needs. Even just a few hours of home assistance for your senior parent each week can be a lifeline for caregivers to give them the chance to decompress and catch their breath.

Better Quality of Life

As parents age it’s important to focus on their quality of life. For many seniors the best qualify of life can be found in the home they love surrounded by familiar things and good memories. Home care from qualified professionals gives your parents the senior years they deserve while giving you the peace of mind of knowing they are safe.

If you or an aging family member are considering professional Home Care Services in Amityville NY,  please call the caring staff at A Gentle Touch Senior Home and Health Care at  631-647-7622  today.

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