Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
Easy Ways to Smoothly Transition Lifestyles
As you get older, your lifestyle changes. This fact can be exceptionally hard for the seniors in your life to deal with. There is no easy way to age. Slowly, you will notice that the seniors you love the most won’t do as much as they used to. They may need extra help and feel embarrassed by it. The most important thing you can do to help them smoothly transition into this new lifestyle is by using senior home care services.
A caregiver working with these services will help find ways to smoothly transition the older person you love. There will be no fear, no embarrassment, and they will do everything to ensure the seniors still feel independent. This service can take the stress off of you, your family, and the seniors you love most.
It can be more comfortable and easier to adjust to a new lifestyle in the comfort of someone’s home. Aging should never be a bad or uncomfortable experience. Still, it does take a team to ensure the safety and health of a senior.
How to Ease The Transition to Senior Home Care
There is no way to completely erase the fear of having someone else come help in the house. However, there are ways to try to limit this feeling and ensure a senior is comfortable. Gently remind your loved ones that they still get to live in their homes and that senior home care is a tool they can utilize to remain there and age well. Remember, you and your senior can talk to the caregiver and interview them as much as you’d like.
Help Set Up a Private Room
If a caregiver plans to spend most days at the home or is a 24 hour senior home care provider, you will want to make sure they have their own room. The senior can help them pick out the room and prepare it for them. This will allow your older loved one to get used to the idea of someone else living in their home helping out. It is the first step to making sure the caregiver is comfortable, and the senior is okay with the idea.
Prepare The Home
This means you need to go through and label drawers so the caregiver can easily identify where things are around the house. It will help them come up with a routine. Some may need to set up a baby monitor so the caregiver can keep an eye on the senior but sleep in their own room. Write down any routine the senior already has.
Collect Information for The Caregiver
It will be crucial to leave something with all of the patient’s information. This means emergency contacts, medication schedules, doctors, hospital, allergies, and advice. This information will help the caregiver provide the best service and allow the senior to feel more comfortable.
While it may be difficult at first for your senior parent to get accustomed to a senior home care provider coming into their home, the benefits outweigh the initial concern. Companionship, meal preparation, transportation, ambulatory assistance and medication reminders are just a few of the many benefits of senior home care. Having peace of mind knowing your senior is safe at home when you can’t be there is also an invaluable benefit of senior home care. Consider hiring a senior home care provider to help with many aspects of daily living.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Care Assistance Services in Nashville TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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