While every situation may be different, your aging adult needs some specific assistance if she’s going to successfully age in place.
Being able to stay at home means that your aging family member needs to be safe in that home. Safety at home covers a lot of ground from physical safety due to maintenance that needs to be performed on the home to living in a home that’s secure from outsiders. Do a safety assessment of your elderly family member’s home and see what needs done. If you’re stumped, many agencies that work with the elderly can offer help.
Your senior needs a healthy diet in order to remain as healthy as possible. She may not be able to cook any longer, however, so it’s a good idea to scope out other solutions. Other family members may be willing to trade off cooking duties on a weekly basis. You might also find agencies in your area that can deliver hot meals to your elderly family member to make this process even easier.
Giving up driving can be painful for your aging adult for a variety of reasons. To start with, she’s giving up something that she’s likely done for a long time now. She’s also giving up a piece of her own independence. She can still stay active and go anywhere she wants, depending on the options available in your area. Ride sharing services, elderly transportation services, and even elder care providers can all fill in that transportation gap.
Support from Friends and Family
The more supportive that you and other family members and friends are of her staying at home the easier it will be for her to succeed. You may worry about your senior, but let her know that you’re pulling for her. As problems crop up, you can find solutions together and keep her where she most wants to be.
These needs can vary from one aging adult to another. To get a full picture of what your aging family member needs, sit down with her and talk it out.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME ELDER CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.