When a Senior Turns to Outside Care, They Shouldn’t Need to Change What They Normally Do

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Posted: 3/10/2021 9:40 AM by Interim HealthCare
Turning to somebody else for help may be difficult for some people to do. However, as people age, move through their 60s and into the 70s, and well into their 80s, the likelihood that they may need help with certain tasks increases. That’s what senior care provides.

Support.

Assistance. The kind that aging men and women can benefit from, but where do they turn for the support? A lot of people will immediately think about family. Maybe a spouse, sibling, or adult child who lives in the area.

That seems to make sense, at least on the surface. But what often happens when a family caregiver begins supporting this aging parent or other loved one, they discourage certain activities. That means changes are taking place. The senior has to give up things they might enjoy. Or, they may have no way to get to visit with friends, go to the park, and do other things that were part of their normal routine.

Senior care can provide the assistance that allows them to still do these things.

It’s not that their family doesn’t want them to do certain activities, but they might see the danger or the risks and discourage them instead. An experienced senior care provider or service will often help encourage elderly clients to continue staying as active as they want to, as long as it can be done safely.
Physical support is one of the most important aspects to quality of life for aging men and women. When we get older, our body begins to change. It loses muscle mass and strength. Balance becomes a greater concern for many of us.

While we can still do many activities with some physical assistance, family might not have the time or might be unwilling to take the risk, as they see it.

When the senior turns to outside care for support, the more experience a person has in providing this level of care, the less likely they will require the senior to give up things that can still be done, even if it requires some direct support and assistance.

There are many different types of senior care available, most notably home care. By relying on this outside care support, not only does it alleviate the stress, pressure, and frustration family might feel helping this aging parent, grandparent, or other loved one, it will help that senior continue living life on their terms, the way they enjoy, and that can be a huge asset as the years progress.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Cottonwood Heights, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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