How Senior Home Care Can Help Restore Your Loved One's Active Lifestyle

Many seniors depend on personal care for their comfort, safety, and overall quality of life. Yet, even in cases that clearly require skilled caregiving, families often struggle with when to hire a personal caregiver.

Given their respective advantages and disadvantages, you might think that seniors would have trouble deciding between living assistance and assisted living. Yet when you ask seniors, the vast majority express a preference for living assistance. Rather than move to an assisted living facility, most would prefer to receive in-home assistance, allowing them to age in place.

Fall prevention is a crucial part of keeping elderly adults healthy and safe. Seniors are already at higher risk of suffering a fall, due to a range of age-related risk factors. When these falls occur, elderly adults face much a higher risk of serious injury. They also face a much lower likelihood of recovery from these injuries. At Visiting Angels, we help address these risks through our Safe & Steady Fall Prevention program. This program teaches seniors, families, and care providers how to make falls less likely by creating a safer home environment.

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, planning for mid-stage and late-stage Alzheimer’s care may be the furthest thing from you mind. But once you have your bearings, you’ll want to find time to think about what lies ahead. As overwhelming as early-stage Alzheimer’s might seem, the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease are even more difficult. Preparing yourself for these stages will make it easier to cope, which will improve quality of life for you and your loved one.

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, planning for mid-stage and late-stage Alzheimer’s care may be the furthest thing from you mind. But once you have your bearings, you’ll want to find time to think about what lies ahead. As overwhelming as early-stage Alzheimer’s might seem, the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease are even more difficult. Preparing yourself for these stages will make it easier to cope, which will improve quality of life for you and your loved one.

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