Senior Care in Apache Junction AZ
It’s often thought that when people have to rely on another person to help them out with their basic care at home that they are living less independently. For growing numbers of seniors, the desire to “age in place” is strong. This basically refers to the desire to remain within the comfort of their home for as long as possible, regardless of health or other physical limitations that arise with age.
As people get older, they will deal with more health issues, physical limitations, and more. Vision related problems, slower reaction times, and other issues could cause a person to have to give up their license to drive. That is a major sign of a loss of independence. Having to wait for a professional senior care service provider to show up to assist them with basic housekeeping duties, preparing meals, or even getting out of bed or taking a shower could also make somebody feel less independent.
Yet it is still possible to feel even more independent through the right type of senior care services.
How to feel more independent.
As a person gets older and begins to deal with a variety of situations and limitations, he or she may give up a number of activities or interests that they enjoy. Giving those things up simply because of the natural process of aging is going to lead to less independence.
An experienced caregiver hired through an agency will usually have a wealth of ideas that can encourage the senior to pursue various interests, begin doing some of those activities they used to enjoy once again, all with the proper level of support.
Just because somebody has given up a certain activity because they felt unsteady on their feet or could no longer drive themselves to a particular destination doesn’t mean they have to actually stop doing them altogether. A professional caregiver may provide transportation services, for example. That could allow the senior the opportunity to visit the park, an art gallery, the store, the mall, a friend’s house, the senior center, and more. That alone could help them feel more independent.
Getting the proper level of assistance would likely encourage somebody to pursue new interests. Knowing that there is somebody at the house with them could provide a great level of comfort that inspires the senior to do more for themselves.
Just because somebody relies on senior care services, that doesn’t mean they have to be completely dependent on that caregiver. Living more independently is possible through quality care.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring senior care services in Apache Junction, AZ, please contact the caring staff at About You Home Care (480) 351-4473. Servicing Phoenix and the surrounding communities.
Debbie experienced firsthand in her own family the challenges that caregiver’s endure when caring for an aging loved one and saw a need for providers who adhere to a higher standard with exceptional service and individualized care that she herself provided in her behavioral health career. Debbie combined her background in healthcare with her entrepreneurial experience and founded About You Home Care with a vision of serving others who were faced with the struggles that her family had experienced. She’s also a strong believer in community service and does volunteer work for Duet, a nonprofit organization that provides aid for older adults and their families that face the difficult challenges associated with aging. Debbie has been on the fundraising event Steering Committee since 2011 and served as the event chair for two of those years.
Debbie did her Undergraduate studies in Psychology and Behavioral Science with Honors and pursued additional education in Chemical Dependency Counseling.
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