Personal care assistance plays a crucial role in improving the quality of life an aging loved one. Isolation for extended periods and boredom leave seniors vulnerable to depression, deteriorating emotional health, and consequently serious medical issues. Besides the psychological benefits, personal care assistance for the elderly, physically challenged, or ill can help foster a sense of independence and mutual respect. Below are four major advantages to enlisting personal care assistance for your loved one:

Enhanced Safety for Senior Citizens

As our family members age, they start to experience a decline in cognitive functions, coordination, and mobility, daily activities may leave them prone to life-threatening accidents. Senior citizens suffering from a chronic illness or condition that requires special care similarly would find personal care assistance advantageous as the service assists them in ensuring proper medical reminders and safety.

Personalized Care, Confidentiality and Comfort

As a family member tasked with care, there may be certain times of the day that you may not be able to provide your loved one with special attention.  Caregivers can provide seniors with a listening ear while also creating recreational activities that can keep them active both indoors and outdoors. The best part is the warmth, comfort, and confidentiality of their own homes and the support of close friends and family. Instead of having to adjust to the new routines of a care facility, personal care assistance can be customized to fit a senior’s needs whether it’s a couple of hours a day or full-time live-in care.

Seniors Get to Remain Independent

Personalized home-based care allows seniors to retain, to a large extent, control of their daily activities. Seniors carry on living by their own schedules and routines, they get to choose when they eat, sleep, and socialize. For seniors who previously enjoyed drives to the farmer’s market or simply running errands, a professional caregiver can help support their active independent lifestyle by offering assistance through daily activities such as transportation.

It’s a Family Affair

Signing off on the ideal aid makes possible the inclusion of the entire family in the day-to-day affairs and partisan to decisions for your loved one’s care plan. The provision of care being a family-centered affair means that seniors also get to keep their beloved pets which helps keep their emotional health optimal. Familiar faces and conversations and meaningful human connections have a huge impact on a senior citizen’s overall health and well-being.

Caring for a loved one is no easy task. By adding personal care assistance to your loved one’s care plan, you are ensuring they receive top-notch attention around the clock. You can match them with one of our aides based on specific needs. Learn more about Caring Home Care’s nurse registry today.


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