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Ways Senior Home Care Can Promote a Higher Quality of Life

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on August 24, 2015

If your senior parent wishes to age in place, senior home care can ensure he or she has the help needed to maintain a high quality of life. Although Scottsdale home care provider Home Care Assistance offers comprehensive care plans, here are a few essential tasks caregivers can assist with that help promote quality of life.

Mobility Assistance

For seniors with mobility issues, either from aging or diseases like Parkinson’s, simple tasks like taking out the trash, washing dishes, or even general housekeeping can become difficult or dangerous. Senior home care can make sure he or she remains safe when moving throughout the home or during errands and has the help needed to complete everyday tasks without incident.

Help with Hygiene

Hygiene is an important and often neglected element of daily care for seniors who face physical or cognitive decline. Sometimes, being unable to perform self-care tasks leads to depression and frustration. Having a caregiver in the home who can assist with bathing and personal grooming can promote feelings of self-worth and help your loved one improve his or her self-esteem.

Companionship

Regardless of whether you live down the street or across the country, it’s important to make sure your loved one is healthy and happy. Having an hourly caregiver in Scottsdale spend quality time with your loved one on a regular basis can provide mental and social stimulation and deter feelings of loneliness. Being social can also increase overall health by reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Independence

Aside from comfort, most seniors choose to age in place to preserve their independence and can be resistant to outside help. With Home Care Assistance, your loved one chooses both the care schedule right for him or her as well as the tasks caregivers assist with. This helps your loved one maintain a sense of independence and age with dignity and respect.

If you would like more information on how senior home care can promote a high quality of life, reach out to Scottsdale Home Care Assistance. We offer trusted hourly and live-in care in Scottsdale, as well as specialized Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s care. Our friendly and expertly trained caregivers can help with any of the tasks mentioned above, as well as light housekeeping, cooking, and grocery shopping. Call 480.448.6215 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Care Managers and request a no-obligation in-home consultation.