Your elderly family member faces more complicated situations now than she probably ever has and she does that with things that weren’t nearly so complicated before. Getting extra help from you and from home care providers can be the answer that she really needs in order to get through those tough problems gracefully and with her independence intact.
Getting to the Bathroom
There’s a lot about the bathroom that’s difficult and embarrassing to manage. Just having help with bathroom issues is bad enough, but then if your elderly family member is dealing with incontinence issues, that makes everything feel a little bit worse. Home care helping her can actually be less embarrassing for her than having family members doing the same things, though.
Taking a Shower
The other activity in the bathroom that could be more difficult and that’s equally embarrassing is bathing or taking a shower. Your senior is most vulnerable when she’s trying to bathe. Having help from home care providers lets her feel safer and more secure, while also having her dignity protected. She may feel way too vulnerable having you or another family member helping her, so senior care providers may be the best solution.
Cooking and Eating
It’s not necessarily embarrassing for someone else to cook for your senior, but she may feel self-conscious if she has trouble eating on her own. Having help from home care providers can ensure that your elderly family member is able to get the nutrients that she needs without having to expend more energy than she usually does when trying to eat on her own.
Driving for Her
If driving has gotten unsafe or even just difficult for your senior, she may not feel comfortable letting too many people know that. Having home care providers doing the driving means that she’s safe and secure, but that she’s also able to go where she wants whenever she wants to. Even if they’re only driving for your senior when she goes to certain places or when the weather is iffy, that can be a huge boost for her independence.
Keeping your elderly family member safe and happy may mean that sometimes you each need a little help. Home care providers can be there for both of you to make that happen. As you both become more experienced in accepting help, it becomes less scary to do so on a regular basis.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering home care in South Miami, FL please contact the caring staff at Elite Care At Home today at (305) 231-0555.
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