For some people, moving to a retirement community is a life propeller. For others, their home is what anchors them to life and makes them excited to get up in the morning. It’s important to have a conversation with your loved one to assure that their needs are being taken care of when you’re helping them make the decision between living at home and leaving for a care home.
Below are some indications that home care may be the best option for your loved one:
Freedom is Living
If mobility isn’t an issue, many seniors prefer living at home because they thrive on freedom, or at least the idea of it. No matter whether they leave the house frequently or not, just the idea of maintaining their freedom can help some seniors stay vibrant. The best way to have your loved one(s) in their home, but also maintain your peace-of-mind is by using an alert system. Giving them, this option will allow your loved one the ability to contact emergency crews, even if they’re incapacitated.
Friends aren’t in a Home
Although care facilities aren’t prison, they can sometimes feel that way for certain seniors. Once seniors move in, it can be tough to maintain connections with friends who are still living at home. Even with the best intentions, it’s a very different type of setting for those coming to visit and hangout.
Companionship can be tough when living alone at home, however being widowed doesn’t mean you necessarily must go straight into a home. There are many companies that can help seniors who are in-need of different tasks around their home done, or even just need a friend. These kinds of companies are especially important for outings and doctor’s appointments. Sometimes just knowing they have someone to share life moments with can be all it takes to keep a senior in their home.
It’s important that you don’t jump right into a care home as soon as things get a little rocky. In many cases, seniors are healthier living in their own home and continuing to enjoy life, even if it’s in a different way.
If you have any concerns or would like some help living more comfortably at home or booking an in home visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-982-2737 and speak with some about setting up an at home care assessment today.