Growing older has its advantages.
Growing older means you have the wisdom to share a life of full of experiences. Growing older means you have a whole store of treasured memories. Growing older means you can enjoy senior citizen discounts at all your favorite restaurants!
Growing older has its disadvantages, too.
You may not have enough strength or energy to fix things up around the house. Some aspects of daily life may become a challenge for you. As you continue to grow older, you want to do all you can to maintain your activity level.
Homecare can help you stay young and active. Here’s how:
- Homecare lets you have access to the hobbies that you love so much. Ellen has been cross-stitching for decades. She would have a hard time downsizing and moving her collection of thread and other accessories if she needed to move to a senior living facility. But if Ellen invited a homecare caregiver to help her with daily living, she would be able to keep all her supplies and keep them organized just the way she wants them.
- Homecare gives you help only when you need it. In a senior living facility, there is a one-size-fits-all approach to what the residents are allowed to do. This doesn’t allow the residents to exercise their independence in areas where they still can be active. But a homecare caregiving plan is tailor-made for each senior’s personal needs. Seniors are encouraged to remain active and continue doing the things they are able to do.
- Homecare gives you the opportunity to be around young people. Spending time with young people helps you feel young! If you are at home, you can sit out on your steps and watch the neighborhood kids play. You can take a walk and say hello to the young couples that live on the block.
- Homecare guarantees you will have social interactions which keep you healthy and active. Many teams of caregivers and seniors have become like family to one another through the friendship that they have built through the homecare relationship.
If you want to be a senior who stays young and active, but you need help with a few self-care or household responsibilities, call Community Care of the Northeast and ask about homecare.