Caring for elderly individuals is about more than taking over tasks that the person is no longer able to perform; it’s about improving quality of life by cultivating a sense of independence. Home care agencies, like Aunt Ann’s Home Care, help your loved ones remain safe at home while promoting independence and a sense of self-worth that is so vital. Here are just a few ways that home care helps enhance senior independence:
- Transportation and outings: Getting out of the house and being able to run errands and attend social functions helps elderly individuals retain a sense of freedom. In-home caregivers can provide transportation and even accompany seniors on outings to help them maintain social interactions.
- Care coordination: An in-home care provider can make recommendations for assistive products and adaptive devices to enhance independence and coordinate the purchase of products. A professional in-home care agency can also assist with coordinating care across healthcare providers for the smoothest care transitions.
- Exercise and activities: Exercise plays an important role in maintaining a senior’s physical and mental health. In-home caregivers help encourage activities and exercise to help enrich the senior’s mind, body, and spirit.
- Technology: Advances in technology have made living safe at home even more possible for seniors. An in-home care agency can assist with the coordination of in-home medical monitoring or telehealth. Click here to learn more about how technology helps seniors maintain independence in the home.
Through enriching activities, use of helpful technology, and so much more, Aunt Ann’s caregivers are passionate about helping our clients maintain their sense of independence. Contact us today at 415.974.3530 or 650.757.2000 to learn more.