How to Assist Elders at Home?
Families Need Support Services for Elderly Parents
When considering who provides support for our elderly parents, our first thoughts are to turn to family members. However, while it is true that most support does come from extended relatives or family members, there are many circumstances in which family members can not provide their time or their presence. Individual stress due to work/family responsibilities can stretch even the most competent adults. Circumstances such as health, illness, death, financial problems, and job relocation can represent significant barriers to providing additional time and attention to aging parents.
In the United States, the fastest growing age group of individuals are those 85 years and older. Due to this fact, family supports will inevitably be stretched to accommodate this aging demographic. Investigating local resources, and community-based services is more important now then ever before.
Companion staff at Home Care Partners provide mature and caring staff for many seniors who remain at home. Our agency, like others across the country — provides experienced, compassionate and dependable caregivers selected to assist our clients. Private, personalized care and help at home will assist aging seniors. We help to make daily life a bit easier. And, to provide their families with peace of mind.
Looking to get out of the house?
Many local Senior Citizen Centers exist in your community. Today, there are estimated to be about 15,000 senior centers across the United States. Services for older persons can encompass many areas, including fitness, group activities, and education. Included is one of the most important areas for seniors – a supportive social center, where friends can gather to read, chat, play cards, and grab a coffee.
Additional support for elderly persons can be found in other community resources including: assisted living facilities, meal delivery, religious affiliations, and adult day care centers. These services can provide positive social supports that can help older persons combat loneliness and isolation.
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John D. Miller is the founder/owner of Home Care Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts business providing private duty, personalized in-home assistance and companion care services to those needing help in daily activities and household functions.
Phone: (781) 378-2164