There are many problems that a senior may face during their daily lives. It is important to be aware when these issues start to appear and provide proper preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of an accident.
Some of the common self-care issues are:
- Getting in or out of bed
- Taking medications properly
- Handling money or paying bills
- Driving or using public transportation
- Communicating by telephone and hearing
Most seniors may start indicating trouble with some of these everyday tasks and progressively get more difficult for them. Once you observe any difficulties, it is important to create a care plan and discuss them with the senior before they lose more control over these tasks. This will help your senior plan for the future and reduce the likelihood for resistance receiving outside help with caregivers.
HeatlhinAging.org reminds people to schedule a plan for assistance with their senior. They also suggest to allow the senior to live independently as possible, for as long as possible.
With any outside assistance, elders may resist this idea but you can reassure them that it is needed help for their health and safety as well as your own. You can ease them into the idea of having a caregiver assist them starting with a few hours and working toward more as the need arises.
Help is Available
We understand the trouble with caregiving for the seniors in your life and we are here to offer any help. Please contact us via email or phone at (888) 900-0048 to discuss how our caregivers can ensure your senior is living well.