It is true that a growing number of Americans want to grow old in their own homes instead of moving to a care facility. An AARP survey found this number to be greater than 80% of seniors. But is "Aging in place" always a good choice?
Aging independently or alone comes with its own set of challenges. When an elder or person with special needs lives alone, certain risks can result from conditions including impaired memory and reduced functioning due to weakness, osteoporosis, brain injury, or stroke. A decline in function can contribute to increased fall risk, wandering, inability to properly take medications or remember appointments, forgetfulness while using appliances such as the stove or microwave, and impaired communication.
Fortunately, there is help available. If your parents decide to stay in their home and have difficulty caring for themselves, one of the best things you can do is to arrange for a Home Health Aid or a Home Maker/Companion. If that is not possible, you should look into innovative technology enabled solutions such as TeleRehab program, personal alarm systems and Medication reminder systems. Such gifts will help them cope with health and mobility issues. It will also relieve you of some of the stress associated with day-to-day care.
Nightingale Home Healthcare is a premier provider of all the above mentioned services and many more. For more information on any of their services, send an email to services@HomeCareForYou.com or send a query through here.
Posted by Shilpa Vir at 3:55:05 AM, EST