Home Care for Seniors in Old City PA
When you have the right type of care and support on hand, many things improve. That’s not always the case, but more often than not it’s the truth. For a person who struggles to take care of themselves, such as an elderly individual or disabled adult, home care support services are a great option to consider.
Many family members step up to help out.
In reality, though, due to certain myths and misconceptions about home care support services, the cost of such care, and other factors, many family members take it upon themselves to care for their loved ones. It could be an adult child, spouse, sibling, or someone else, but there are an estimated 44 million family members taking care of adult loved ones in need in the United States right now (AARP).
They do this out of a sense of responsibility, the previously mentioned misconceptions about home care aides, or feelings of guilt if they don’t offer to help.
Quality of life can be negatively impacted as a result.
What has a tendency to happen in these situations, though, is that family members discourage their elderly or disabled loved ones from certain activities. They discourage exercise, going out with friends, or trying to garden, for example.
They assume those activities are putting the individual at unnecessary risk. There’s no need for it, right?
The truth of the matter is that quality of life should always be one of the top concerns. Yes, safety is absolutely essential, but finding a balance between keeping a person safe and encouraging them to pursue activities and other areas of interest that are important to them is critical.
Quality of life is vital for everyone.
We want our own high quality of life. That may mean working 50, 60, or 70 hours to earn the type of income we desire. A high quality of life for us might be a specific type of house, car, ability to travel, or spending time with friends or family members.
Just because a person is dealing with health issues, recovery following a hospitalization, or limited mobility due to a loss of strength (due to the natural process of aging), that doesn’t mean they have to surrender their quality of life or just exist.
Home care aides, those with a lot of experience doing this type of work, understand the value of staying active and pursuing areas of interest for their clients. That’s why relying on home care aides is so valuable for those seniors in need.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home senior care in Old City, PA, please contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands of Central Philadelphia. 215-882-8234.
Prior to joining Assisting Hands, Renato headed Merck’s public policy and corporate responsibility team in Latin America. In 2007, the World Economic Forum granted him the Young Global Leader award, as a recognition for his work on international trade advocacy.
After a series of family health challenges, including severe cases of cancer and dementia, Renato decided to shift his career toward more direct, personal and closer involvement with home- and family-health needs. In the Assisting Hands franchise system, he found the right balance between professional fulfillment and the delivery of compassionate services to the community.
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