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How to Help Your Aging Parents Stay in their Home


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Tips from the Caring Team at Home Instead

With millions of Baby Boomers retiring, the last place they want to be is cooped up in some out of the way place, without their family. You or your aging loved one has a life to live and staying home to do it is the perfect option.

Ensure your loved one can age in place when you make a plan and enlist the support of a senior caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care. We understand that maintaining independence is essential to the elderly. That’s why we offer many different home care services such as household duties, meal preparation, personal care, and companionship.

Your Parent Can Age In Place

If you have heard Mom mention that no other place will ever feel like home, she would likely prefer to live in her house for as long as possible. How can you accommodate her request? Utilize these tips and make your mother (or father) the happiest person on the planet:

  • Assess Her Living Situation: Overall, is your mother’s home safe? Could you make it a little safer by adding bars in the shower or bathtub? Take inventory of those items that need to be fixed, and then decide whether to repair them yourself or hire a contractor for the job.
  • Determine What Level of Help Dad May Require: Does your father fail to eat regularly? Does he settle for a can of soup instead of cooking a simple meal? Understanding what kind of additional help your dad may need, opens up options for you and your family, including the assistance of a personal care worker.
  • Consider Transportation Issues: You may not always be able to take time off from work for your mom’s appointment to see her doctor. It helps to enlist family or hire a caregiver to drive her back and forth as needed.
  • Decide if Dad Would Benefit from Technology: Today’s technological world offers many opportunities for your dad. He can have reminders to take his medications or have a smartphone for face-to-face chats with you. There are a plethora of apps and devices that aim to help seniors accomplish their goals of staying home.

Keep Mom and Dad Home with the Support of a Home Instead Caregiver

Know your loved one is happy and flourishing in their home when you enlist the services of the compassionate personal support workers from Home Instead Senior Care in the Waterloo area. We are eager to give you or your aging family member the assistance they need to stay in their home as long as possible. We work with you and your family to establish a schedule of services that benefits everyone.

Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.

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