Over the years, you’ve probably heard people talk about what a difference being grateful can make in your life. Television icon Oprah Winfrey is an advocate for noticing the things that we’re grateful for. Take one quick peek at her website, and you’ll find all kinds of advice on being grateful. One of the things Oprah recommends is taking the time each day to write down five things you’re grateful for. Well, since November is National Gratitude Month, we’re going to help you with some ideas for your own gratitude journal. Below are six reasons to be grateful for home care.
#1 Home Care Keeps Older Adults Safe
Unfortunately, as people age, there are many things that can compromise their safety. Elderly people with dementia may wander and become lost, or leave the stove on, causing a fire hazard. An older adult with mobility issues can fall, injuring themselves. But, a home care provider can help them to stay safe. They can prevent dangerous behaviors associated with dementia and help those who are frail to ambulate safely about the house.
#2 Home Care Gives You Time to Enjoy Life
Being a family caregiver is time consuming. It can make it hard to find time to spend with friends or other family members. You might find yourself giving up hobbies and activities you enjoy because you simply don’t have time for them anymore. Home care providers free up time for family caregivers by spending time with aging adults while family caregivers do other things.
#3 Home Care Provides Companionship
Living alone can be lonely for seniors. A home care provider who visits daily or a few times per week gives older adults an opportunity for social interaction. A home care provider is someone to talk to. They can spend time doing activities with the senior, chat with them while they eat meals, or go for walks.
#4 Home Care Allows Your Aging Family Member to Age in Place
Without a home care provider, some older adults are unable to remain in their homes. They become incapable of caring for a home, which can make the home unsafe. They also may not be able to cook for themselves or perform basic daily tasks without assistance. A home care provider can help with housecleaning, cooking, and personal care.
#5 Home Care Can Help with Pet Care
Keeping a beloved pet can be difficult for a senior who has difficulty performing pet care tasks. A home care provider can help by reminding the senior to feed the pet, or helping them to do so. They can also do some simple tasks, like taking a dog outside or cleaning a cat litter box.
#6 Home Care Relieves Stress
Having a home care provider relieves stress on both the senior and their family caregivers. For seniors, knowing someone will be there to help them can reduce stress. The same is true for family caregivers who might worry about their loved one’s safety. They might also worry about how they’ll balance being a caregiver with the rest of their life. A home care provider helps alleviate all of those worries.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.