Many seniors have such a strong attachment to their homes that they would never want to leave them. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. The good news is that with the support of in-home care, they might be able to do just that. Staying at home while aging, a process known as “aging in place,” can make a significant difference in living comfortably and independently.
How to plan to age in place
Because you never know how your senior loved ones’ needs will evolve, planning can be challenging. It’s difficult to predict what kind of assistance your loved one will require in the future if they are in good health now.
The first step is to consider the kind of assistance they might require in the future. Maybe they live alone and have no one to help them run errands or make meals, or maybe you just want someone to keep an eye on them while you’re gone.
Maybe they have some health problem that makes it hard for them to get around, like arthritis or dementia. Perhaps they want some companionship. The key is figuring out what kind of help they need so that you are ready to respond when the time comes. If you need help narrowing down what kind of needs your senior loved one might need.
How can at-home care support seniors age in place?
Our senior care helps older adults live at home safely and comfortably, no matter their situation. We make this possible by helping seniors with tasks and activities that have become difficult or unsafe to perform independently.
When you arrange senior home care, you can customize your services to meet the specific needs of your loved one. You can choose the type, schedule, and length of our care so it meets your family’s particular needs and budget.
Here are some home care services our caregivers can help with:
Personal Care: Is bathing, washing your hair, or dressing getting harder to do? Caregivers can help bathe, groom, and dress your senior loved one, as these tasks can become difficult as one gets older.
Household chores: If a loved one needs help with household chores, it’s essential to let them know that they can get help. A caregiver can go grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions or perform light household chores.
Meal prepping: Caregivers to help your senior loved one get their habits back on track. Your parent can enjoy home-cooked meals regularly with our senior home care services. From helping prep meals to planning and scheduling meals for the month, we can help your loved one get back on track.
Schedule a free in-home care consultation
Seniors who age at home or in the comfort of their own homes do not have to resort to expensive nursing care facilities. If you have a loved one who’s at risk of losing their independence, we encourage you to contact Senior Care at Home of Oklahoma and schedule a free consultation.