3 Ways Senior Care Gets a Senior Up and Out of the House
Posted: 2/22/2017 8:21 AM by
Isolation can take hold of the best of us. Whether it’s suffering from an illness, dealing with grief or the effects of old age, people can suddenly find themselves isolated and alone. But this doesn't have to happen. For aging parents who don't get out of the house like they use to because they can no longer drive, senior care is the remedy.
Driving often equals independence for seniors and if they are unable to get behind the wheel or use local transportation, they often need to rely on the kindness of family and friends to get them around town. But family and friends also have their own errands to run, their own appointments to make, and their own schedules to deal with.
When senior care is utilized, however, an aging parent gets back some independence. They can plan their week ahead of time or be spontaneous, whatever their nature may be. What counts is getting up and out of the house. Here are three surefire ways senior care providers can get your loved one out of the house.
1. Doctor's Appointments
For routine doctor appointments, medication checks, a trip to the dentist, or other special medical needs, a senior care provider can drive an elderly parent to each and every appointment as needed. For adult children with busy schedules or who live far away, this is a really big help.
2. Visit Friends and Family
For the elderly who are home a lot, getting out of the house to visit friends and family is a real treat. And by having a senior care provider do the driving, it's the next best thing to driving on their own. This way seniors can maintain a social life and give them something to look forward to.
Is there a sale at the local grocer? Does an aging parent need to buy some new clothes for the upcoming season? For errands that involve shopping, a senior care professional can surely assist. Imagine an aging parent being helped into and out of the car and guided through their shopping experiences with an extra set of eyes and an extra set of hands.
Senior care providers are compassionate professionals who help elderly loved ones maintain as much independence as possible and if that means driving around a social butterfly or helping to make doctor appointments, senior care providers love to do it all.
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