Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
What Families Should Know About Elder Care For Seniors
If you have a senior parent that is interested in staying in their own home as they get older you are probably a little concerned about their health and well-being. But you should know that most seniors can thrive at home as they get older with just a little bit of extra support. Elder care service is a support service for seniors that provides a customized level of care to help seniors get the benefits of aging at home and at the same time get the help they need.
Some of the ways that elder care can help seniors age in place are:
Helping with Errands And Shopping
Seniors often like doing errands and shopping because it gets them out of the house and gives them the chance to interact with people. But if your senior loved one gets tired easily, has mobility limitations, or gets confused by money and to-do lists they can benefit from elder care. A care provider can go shopping and run errands with your senior parent so that they have someone to help them with their money and lists. They also have someone to help push shopping carts, carry bags, and do other tasks that can be physically tiring.
Helping with House Maintenance
There’s nothing seniors like more than being able to stay in the familiar home they love as they get older, but doing housekeeping and home maintenance can be difficult for seniors. When your senior loved one has elder care they will have a care provider that is happy to help them do the dishes, sweep and mop the floors, vacuum, do the laundry, sweep the driveway, change a light bulb, and do other housekeeping tasks. Your senior loved one will be healthier in a clean home that is well-maintained and elder care make sure your senior parent’s home is in great shape.
Helping With Transportation To Appointments
If your senior loved one can no longer drive themselves to medical appointments, hair salon appointments, rehab, and other places that they need to go it can be difficult for them to get where they need to go on time. Often senior transportation services are slow and ride share services can be confusing for seniors. With elder care your senior loved one will have a ride to their appointments and other places so they won’t have to miss appointments. And you won’t have to miss work to drive them to their appointments.
Elder Care Aides Can Help With Medication Management
Keeping track of the medications that they are taking can be difficult for any senior. But an elder care provider can help seniors make sense of their meds and make sure that they are taking them at the right times. They can also check to make sure that your senior loved one isn’t have any bad interactions between medications. If your senior parent needs to have medications refilled a care provider can help by calling the pharmacy or the doctor’s office to make sure the prescription is issued before your senior loved one runs out of their medication.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Elder Care Services in Franklin 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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