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Home Care Can Help Create More Freedom for Aging Veterans

Care for Aging Veterans in Walnutport PA

Care for Aging Veterans Freedom is a wonderful thing. It’s one of the primary factors that leads men and women to enter the armed services. People join the military to help protect America and freedom around the world. When a person begins struggling with their own basic care, such as having difficulty getting into or out of the shower, going up and down stairs, or even getting out of bed, the idea of freedom can suddenly become a fleeting concept.

Most strong, healthy, younger adults who have never gone through any medical emergency or disability might have a difficult time truly understanding or appreciating just how challenging certain issues can be. For veterans of all ages, any loss of strength, mobility, or the use of an arm, leg, or the inability to get down the hall without proper support may be due to injuries sustained in combat, during service, an accident outside of service, or the byproduct of age.

When one of these veterans begins struggling with their own basic care, they may feel limited on the things they can do outside the house. They may even be limited on what they can do in their own home. Some of these veterans don’t believe home care is an affordable option, so they never even consider it in the first place.

If they have family members who live relatively close to them, they might call when they need assistance getting up and down the stairs, getting something from the basement, going shopping, or even taking care of their house or property. That can be a great burden on not only those veterans, but their family members and friends who, though they may very well be willing to assist every once in a while, have other responsibilities to take care of.

Over time, the veteran may feel trapped. He or she might feel like they can’t do the things they wanted to at this point in their life. They may become frustrated having to rely on somebody else’s schedule when it comes to going to the store, taking a shower, or even getting out of bed.

By relying on a home care aide instead, somebody who works for an agency, veterans of all ages can improve their quality of life and get the support they need when they need it. That can actually have a positive impact on their overall sense of independence and freedom. It can also go a long way toward improving safety for these veterans.


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Vicki & Brian Day

Home Helpers of Northern Lehigh Valley is locally owned and operated by Vicki Crow and Brian Day. We have experience and knowledge of issues that seniors and their families face every day. Prior to owning Home Helpers, we had over 40 combined years of sales and business experience. We experienced firsthand the value of professional in-home care and our ownership of Home Helpers is our way of providing senior care services to families in the Northern Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. We provide the same level of care and attention to detail that we would expect for our own family. We chose to get involved with non-medical home care based on personal experiences that both myself and my husband experienced with our grandparents.My grandmother lived alone and my father lived over 500 miles away, when she suffered a stroke she needed extra help around the house.My father and his brother were able to find a care giver that would come in and help around the house, provided companionship and above all else a safety net for my father and my uncle to know someone was checking in on Grandma.When Grandma suffered a second stroke, the caregiver found her and got her the help she needed. We know there are a lot of families like ours that need that peace of mind of knowing someone is helping a loved one when they can't be there.