As we get older, our bodies as well as our minds change. For many, lives can become very static for the last few decades of life. We become set in our routines, surrounded by objects and mementos that remind us of our lives and personal history. It is a comfort found in familiarity. Sometimes this existence even replaces social outlets, as friends and family begin to dwindle, often leaving the elderly with only memories of their past to keep them company.
As our lives begin to wind down, some might face dementia or simply find ourselves embedded in our routines and environments to the point where a major move or change becomes upsetting. Completely changing a person’s surroundings, especially if they are battling Alzheimer’s or dementia, could be unnecessarily traumatic. Even to the point where it could cause depression, and affect their quality of life. They might become angry, confused, and even try to “return” home. Which can all stress them out to the point where it shortens what remaining years they have.
Also, not all elderly people become reclusive. Sometimes they are surrounded by friends and family, loved ones who make regular visits. They have a set routine with healthy social outlets that keep their minds and spirits up. They might have everything they need to live out the rest of their lives in happiness and comfort without needing to be moved to a facility. The elderly can find comfort in familiar surroundings, continue with the same access to friends & loved ones, and get to keep the enjoyment they have grown to appreciate where they have been for so many years already. Safe and sound at home.
What if you could make your loved one as comfortable as possible, with all the benefits of care right at home? This is not only possible, but sometimes the best decision you can make with your family. With much the same care that can be found at an assisted living community, or even a nursing home, your loved one can avoid the confusion and depression which can follow a big move. Their medical treatment will continue to fit in with their current routine.
A network of trained professionals offer the services of daily home care care such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, and helping your loved one with difficult tasks such as hygiene and making their appointments to getting their hair done, see doctors and more or transport to where they need to be. Assistants also offer companionship for what could potentially become a lonely existence, even surrounded by the accumulation of their lives and past.
These later years in one’s life should be met with caring and compassion. For many, the result of leaving home to start a new adventure with new people might be exciting and liberating, yet for others the positive aspects of this are often lost to the fear and confusion of such a major change happening at a vulnerable point in their lives. It is good to know and explore all possible options.