Live in Care for Seniors in Jenkintown, PA
November is Family Stories Month and if there’s a senior in your life who may benefit from live in care, then this could be the beginning chapter of a new story. Sharing stories with family members, friends, and other loved ones is a great way to let them in on any number of unique experiences you might’ve had. For the aging loved one in your life, they probably have so many stories you don’t even know about, and when the necessity of any type of live in home care becomes apparent, that may indicate he or she is dealing with a number of health issues in the twilight years of their life.
Many people have a tendency to begin spending more time with their aging loved ones, especially their parents, when medical emergencies or other health crises arise. It could be the result of a heart attack, cancer, stroke, major surgery, or just the natural process of aging that has made it difficult for them to get around without assistance or concerns for their safety.
When this happens many family members try to step up and provide care for their loved ones themselves. The best option is always to rely on professional home care services, especially those provided through an agency. However, for some seniors, live in care may be a better option.
That’s because when a home care aide is hired or a family member becomes a caregiver, they are most likely not there with the elderly individual around-the-clock. There may very well be times when the senior has to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. If they have difficulty just getting out of bed on their own, that can pose certain safety risks for them.
As for stories, many people have a tendency to assume that once they begin relying on any type of live in home care that the best years of their life are behind them. These individuals have a tendency to assume they can’t pursue new activities, aren’t going to be anywhere near the same as they used to be, and that they are basically waiting for their end of their life to arrive.
That’s not the case. Just because somebody is hired to support a senior at home around-the-clock doesn’t mean they have to give up on life. There are still many things the senior can do and enjoy. This may very well be a new chapter in their life, so when they begin looking at it as an adventure, new stories can be written.
If you or an aging loved one are considering live in care for seniors in Jenkintown, PA, contact the caring professionls at Right at Home of East Montgomery and South Bucks County at 215-995-2674.
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