When you’re looking for home care for elderly loved ones, it can be daunting to sift through all of the possible choices and stressful to be in charge of making decisions on behalf of someone else. At All Seasons Homecare, we make it a priority not only to take excellent care of our elderly homecare clients, but also to build relationships with our clients’ families as well.
Our entire staff aims to cultivate a greater sense of safety, care, and well-being for our clients and their families so that there is a robust support system in place during what can sometimes be a very challenging time. Families often wonder if an external elderly care facility is more beneficial than homecare for elders, but it is typically just the opposite. In fact, many elderly individuals fare better mentally, emotionally, and physically in the familiar surroundings of their own home.
Homecare for Elders Can Decrease Stress and Anxiety
We all know that change is hard. The stress and anxiety that can impact an elderly individual being forced to give up some of his or her independence while also dealing with health challenges or the aging process, can be extra difficult. Change is often challenging for the families of our elderly clients as well because it’s not easy to watch a parent or loved one transition from being an independent individual to being reliant on someone else for basic care.
By offering homecare for elderly individuals, All Seasons Homecare caregivers decrease the discomfort of this transition and also decrease stress and anxiety by avoiding too many major changes at once. When home care for elders is provided, the client gets to stay in familiar, comfortable surroundings that often have fond memories attached. This familiar environment can provide some semblance of consistency even as an elderly person is becoming more dependent upon a caregiver’s help.
This can also be extremely positive for family members. Usually their stress and anxiety is somewhat reduced as well since the family home can stay consistent throughout the aging process.
Physical Benefits of Homecare for Elderly People
By the time that an elderly individual needs part-time or full-time homecare, their loved ones have often already made some modifications to the home to meet their needs. Whether it is a chair in the shower, a safety bar near the toilet, or a ramp on the front porch, the home may already be outfitted to deal with the exact challenges the particular elderly person is facing.
Not only do they already know the layout of their home physically and therefore don’t have to learn to navigate new surroundings, but they also don’t have to give up certain parts of their independence such as having their own furniture, garden, backyard, and neighbor relationships.
In addition to that, the reduction in stress and anxiety can also have positive health benefits, as stress can cause the body to physically decline faster. Panic attacks may lessen, and the overall comfort one feels when receiving elderly in-home care can help keep the immune system strong with a reduction of stress chemicals in the brain.
Homecare for Elders to Promote Social-Emotional Wellbeing
People sometimes believe that an elderly clients needing caregiving services may have an increased opportunity for socialization if they are at a facility, but the truth is the quality of the social interactions is typically much higher and better if they come from caregivers, family, neighbors, and friends, rather than other elderly clients who may be mentally declining themselves.
By choosing homecare for elderly loved ones, you can keep them in their own home, arrange regular visits from friends, family, neighbors, and grandchildren, and plan things that a typical home is set up for such as board games, movie nights, family meals together, or simply spending time in a common room visiting.
It is also easy for our All Seasons caregivers to plan enriching activities with their elderly homecare clients, such as craft projects, light stretching or exercise, crossword puzzles, card games, reading aloud, or cooking and baking together. Because the client is also familiar in their own space, they may be more willing to relax and enjoy some social activities with the visiting caregiver.
Reach Out to Us to Get Started Today!
Our goal at All Seasons Homecare is always to provide exemplary service for each and every one of our elderly homecare clients and support for their families and friends. We are happy to answer any questions you have and will be honored to help you make the best decisions when choosing homecare for your elderly loved one. Give us a call at 925-363-4900 to schedule an appointment and learn more about all of the wonderful, flexible services we offer to support our clients and their families.