Stay at Home—How Home Care Promotes Senior Independence

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senior independenceThere truly is no place like home, and the great majority of seniors age 65 and over, 90 percent as reported by AARP, wish to age in place in their own homes as they age. But how does that impact senior independence?

While the desire to remain at home as opposed to moving to an assisted living facility is rather common, it can bring about many difficulties for seniors who are in need of assistance with daily tasks like driving, preparing meals, bathing, ambulating, etc. The good news is that home care services, like those supplied by Visiting Angels of San Jose and the surrounding area, are structured to support senior independence and increase wellbeing and confidence both inside and outside the home.

At Visiting Angels, we offer distinct senior care services that support seniors throughout the aging process and help them hold onto the independence they crave. Our services include:

  • Accompanied transportation and companionship: Getting out of the house to run errands and socialize with a friend are important elements of our independence. In-home caregivers can provide transportation and even go along with older adults on outings to help them maintain socialization, and our caregivers can be there to provide companionship both at home and on the go to ensure your loved one always has a trustworthy friend by her side.
  • Care coordination: An in-home caregiver can make recommendations for assistive products and adaptive devices to build independence and coordinate the purchase of these products and services. A professional in-home care agency can also provide support with coordination of care across medical providers for the easiest and safest care transitions.
  • Exercise and activities: Exercise plays a significant role in maintaining an older adult’s physical and mental wellness. In-home caregivers help encourage activities and exercise to help enrich the senior’s mind, body, and spirit.
  • Individualized assistance: Everyone’s care needs are unique, and we can provide as much or as little care as your loved one necessitates, whether that means a little extra help at home with housekeeping, assistance to bathe safely, or a wide variety of other services. Regardless of what the needs may be, we have a solution to provide the peace of mind and independence he or she deserves.

Maintaining senior independence is one of our top priorities as specialized San Jose in home care providers. Call us today at 408-610-9996 to learn how we can best meet your senior loved one’s needs.