Aging at home is something that many aspire to do. Homecare agencies are there to provide care to those that prefer aging at home. For many, the decision to contact homecare agencies is a long and difficult one. It feels humiliating to admit that you can’t take care of yourself anymore. Aging at home forces you to confront the fact that you may need help long before you are bedridden. If you are unsure about contacting homecare agencies to provide in home care for seniors, ask yourself the following questions. A companion may be of great service to you.
- Is living alone safe for me at this point?
- Have I been hospitalized as a result of a fall?
Can I take care of my basic needs?
- Can I get dressed?
- Can I prepare a meal?
- Can I bathe without help?
- Is my home safe?
Who Needs Home Care?
Most people that are intent on aging at home will shrug off the question of living alone, but it is a very important one. If you live alone, medical care is not something that you can depend on. A sudden episode could result in loss of consciousness and it could be days before you are found. If you have a history of falls there are two considerations that go along with that. The first is that if your balance is compromised you probably need more help than you realize until you can learn to compensate and the second is that your home could probably do with the installation of some senior friendly safety equipment if you are intent on aging at home. The most important consideration is whether or not you can take care of yourself safely as you continue aging at home. If you have difficulty dressing, cooking or bathing, homecare agencies can work with you to provide the level of care you need.
Homecare agencies can provide a minimal level of non-medical care, round the clock in home nursing care, and everything in between. Find a homecare agency, today to discuss your needs.