As our relatives get older, they often need a little bit more help around the house in order to function well. While physically and mentally healthy, they still may find themselves limited due to arthritis or other conditions. These problems are not significant enough to need a medical assistant in home, but they may also require more attention than you can give as a working individual, especially if you have a family of your own.
In these cases, nonmedical senior care assistance is an option to consider. These assistants stop in for a few hours a day as many days a week as you would like. They are able to help with tasks both in the home and outside of the home, allowing your loved one to remain independent and keeping you free to live your life as needed.
What senior care looks like is different for each case. For some individuals, the purpose is more geared towards companionship. In these cases, the assistant will stop by to chat, play games, and maybe even watch television or a movie together. The overall goal is to make certain that your loved one feels intellectually engaged, which can help stave off health problems in addition to making him or her feel better.
In other cases, senior care can be purely practical. The assistant can come over to help with basic cleaning, prepare some meals, and take your relative out to complete some shopping. This can be to help your relative manage the house or it can be done to ensure that you are able to make the time you spend together more meaningful, instead of you needing to take care of these basic tasks.
If this option sounds like a fit for you, contact a senior assistance service to find the right assistant for your needs