How Can a Home Health Aide Help to Keep Your Aging Family Member Safe?

As family members age, you may consider many options for their long-term care: senior communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and more.

If your parent, or another beloved senior, is like most, staying at home is likely a priority. This is where home health care can present what may be the best option.

For your consideration, here are some benefits of home health care services to keep in mind while making your decision.

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Assistance with Day to Day Routines

Living an independent life carries the exact requirements for all of us, regardless of age. However, at a certain point, we lose the ability to manage it ourselves. Keeping up with a healthy diet, getting proper exercise, and taking care of household tasks like cooking and cleaning can all fall by the wayside when such tasks become too complex.

A qualified home health aide can, in the comfort of your loved one’s home, step in and support every one of those activities. By assisting with day-to-day routines, a home healthcare service can allow your aging family member to maintain their health and well-being for years to come.

At-Home Accident and Injury Prevention

Falls are one of the most persistent, dangerous threats to our aging population. To put it briefly: per the CDC, falling down counts as the leading cause of injury-related death for all seniors 65 and older. Living alone only makes the threat that much more imposing. Having a home health aide available to monitor your loved one and shoulder the burden of at-risk tasks may prove to be an essential key to their ongoing safety and comfort.

Maintain Healthcare and Prescription Medicine Needs

Finally, you’ll want to remember how high-quality home health care can support your aging family’s medical needs. Growing older doesn’t just slow us down – most of us will be presented with various ailments, chronic conditions, and diseases. In many cases, these conditions require special care, doctor visits, and medication. It can be challenging to manage, especially for the suffering person. 

A home health aide is trained to support such medical concerns. They can enforce and track medicine schedules, provide transportation to doctor appointments and provide care specific to an ailment. When medical factors come into play, a qualified home health aide can mean the difference between life and death.

Our collaborative team of office staff and experienced home care aides at Special Touch Home Care are here to offer you and your family high-quality home health care services that you can trust. Whether you need a full-time, live-in home health aide or someone to pitch in when needed, we are here to help. All you have to do to get started is contact us.

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