As America’s senior’s age, there’s a strong and growing desire to age in place. Staying at home and retaining as much independence as possible is a priority for a majority of contemporary seniors, many of whom live rich, full, and active lifestyles that they would like to continue for as long as possible. In-home senior care is an increasingly popular option. However, in-home care for seniors can place a strain on busy families attempting to live their own lives, curtailing trips, vacations, and the like. That’s where Seniors Helping Seniors comes in. By supporting overnight stays for caregivers and 24-hour care for seniors, we help them maintain their independence in their golden years while giving their families or other caregivers a much-needed break. The benefits of overnight stays and 24-hour care for seniors are many, so let’s take a look at some of the most important ones.
First and foremost, overnight stays by a caregiver or 24-hour care when necessary can help a senior stay on track with their daily care plan. As we age our needs change, and keeping up with them all can become problematic. By having someone around when needed, seniors can get the help they need while still living their own lives as much as possible. What forms of caregiving take place during an overnight stay or 24-hour care will depend on the needs and circumstances of the individual senior, but here are some common examples:
- Keeping track of medication, meal times, and dietary needs
- Assistance in dressing and grooming
- Keeping track of any appointments
- Ensuring that help is available with light housework and other daily tasks
- Keeping the senior’s family informed as to their well-being
- Helping with any outside-the-house appointments or errands
There are many more possibilities, but again these are some of the more common services provided during an overnight stay or 24-hour care. They support the seniors as needed while letting them make choices in their own lives.
Overnight stays and 24-hour care also facilitate some aspects of life that give seniors great joy. Pets are a welcome addition to any home, but pet care may become a problem for seniors dealing with mobility issues or other physical limitations. During an overnight stay or 24-hour care, the caregiver can help provide routine care to the pets as well, helping both them and their seniors stay healthy and happy.
The great underlying theme here is “flexibility”. Seniors Helping Seniors gives both seniors and their families the flexibility to really enjoy life and live it to the fullest through their golden years, while reducing the amount of effort needed to make that happen. The seniors receiving care get the flexibility they need to stay in their own homes and live life on their terms. Likewise, their families get the flexibility to travel or live their own lives without worrying about their older relatives. The end result is peace of mind for all involved–one of the most invaluable things anyone could have!
So whether you’re a senior in need of a bit of assistance or the family member of a senior who might benefit from in-home care, get in touch today. Seniors Helping Seniors Nevada will put you in touch with volunteers who will help you get what you need out of this wonderful time of your life.