As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also a place that holds a lifetime of memories and possessions. In addition, “home” represents a senior’s local corner of the world – from the nearby grocery store, library and park, to neighbors and annual community events. Together, each of these creates a sense of belonging; a sense of home.
The good news is that with a bit of pre-planning, it’s possible for seniors to live safely and comfortably at home. While it’s impossible to see into the future and know exactly what a senior’s needs will be as he or she ages, it is possible to take steps now that will make aging in place possible:
Find a Trusted Partner
For many seniors and their families, aging in place is made possible by partnering with a compassionate and reliable home care agency, like the St. Charles home care experts at Visiting Care Giving Services. With the help of professionally-trained caregivers, seniors can live independently while receiving assistance with tasks such as:
In addition, professional caregivers offer an opportunity for a senior loved one to explore hobbies new and old, reminisce about important events and people, maintain involvement in the local community with transportation to places of worship or community centers, and much more. Helping meet not only a senior’s daily care needs, but also his or her social needs, improves wellbeing and overall mental and physical health.
To learn more about Visiting Care Giving Services’ medical and non-medical home care, respite care for family caregivers, and our case management services that help coordinate care and communication in order to meet health and wellness goals, give us a call at (636) 493-9058. With over 25 years of combined caregiving experience, families trust our top-rated St. Charles home care services for reliable, dependable care solutions. We’d love the opportunity to help a senior you love age safely and comfortably in place; reach out today for more information.