As you grow older, you may find yourself considering senior care. There are different reasons for needing this kind of help in your daily life as you age. Some of the reasons may be problems with mobility, memory loss or the loss of cognitive reasoning. Difficulty with hearing or vision impairment could become issues too. Also if the loss of any of these functions happens to you then you can also begin to suffer from depression, a loss of independence and social isolation.
Another major concern as you grow older may be the fear of falling. Falls for the elderly can be a life changing event. The causes of why you could fall are varied. You may have had a stroke and have difficulty getting around. You could suffer from Parkinson’s disease, arthritis or have a problem with your inner ear affecting your balance. You could have a neuromuscular disease or neuropathy affecting the nerves in your feet. And if you do have a fall, even if healthy, the trauma of a bone fracture can occur much more easily than in a young person. Fractures take longer to heal in seniors over age 65 too and sometimes there are complications.
Other incidents which may cause concerns and make you think about senior care are the chances of burns or other injuries. If you find yourself with a larger number of burns, cuts or bruises, you may be getting forgetful or your physical condition may be weakening. If the teapot or coffeepot is scorched because you keep forgetting to turn off the burner, then concern is warranted. If you’re forgetting appointments, not paying bills on time and getting late notices when you thought you paid bills, some changes may need to be made. So if you can’t remember names, phone numbers, who people are or to eat regular meals where it is a noticeable problem, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
There are people and services to help you as you age in place. Family members can come in and help you with the things you aren’t physically able to do anymore, such as mowing grass. With driving, you can ask a family member to take you to your appointments. And if you need more help than family members can provide or you want to retain your independence, you can hire a senior care services. These services would help with light housekeeping, preparing or helping to prepare meals and doing the laundry. If you should need assistance getting dressed or bathing, the companion can help with that too. A home care companion can come for a couple of hours a day or for a few days a week, and he or she can come every day if needed. The companion helper will accommodate you with whatever you need in the list of services provided.
If you need assistance as you’re aging, there’s help for you, all you have to do is ask for it.
For all of your senior care needs in Turnersville, NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
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