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5 Things to be Thankful for this Year with Regard to Senior Home Safety

Family Caregiver Tips in Indianapolis, IN

Family-Caregiver-TipsThanksgiving is the time of year when people get together with family members, friends, and go over the many things they are thankful for. When it comes to any type of senior home safety issue, for aging individuals who may have less strength than they used to, more challenges getting around, or even health concerns, there are usually plenty of things to still be thankful for.

This year, here are five things that just about any senior may be thankful for with regard to their own safety and ability to remain at home for as long as possible.

1. Support.

When seniors rely on a home care aide or even a series of home care aides, it can provide assistance with many aspects of daily living. A home care aide can help them get out of bed, bathe, prepare meals, do laundry, and even light housekeeping.

That level of support is incredibly beneficial.

2. Family.

Even if an elderly individual’s family lives on the other side of the country, they likely provide some type of emotional support. If they live just down the road they can certainly provide some level of physical support as well. When family members attempt to be caregivers, though, stress can be a very real problem, which is why home care aides are so beneficial.

3. Being able to stay home.

Staying safe within the comfort of one’s home often seems to be something people take for granted, especially in their younger years, but being able to remain home is certainly something many seniors can be thankful for.

4. Avoiding accidents.

When people focus on senior home safety, they help to reduce the risk of slip and fall or tripping accident. Those accidents can be devastating for elderly individuals. This year, for any senior who has avoided the slip and fall accidents and injuries can certainly be thankful for that.

5. The ability to recover safely at home.

Any health emergency, whether it was a heart attack, broken leg from a fall, or anything else will usually lead to some period of time in which the senior has to recover at home. Being able to recover at home is a great asset and can provide the emotional boost the senior needs to push through those difficult days and nights.

By having the right experienced support, recovery is much more reasonable and practical at home.

The professionals at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. Great Care is a non medical in-home care agency providing quality and affordable home care in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (888) 240-9101 for more information.

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

Editor in Chief at Approved Senior Network
Valerie is a Registered Nurse and long-term care expert. She has published 4 books on caring for aging adults and is the Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com and ApprovedSeniorNetwork.com