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Adapting to Home Care Support Isn’t as Tough as It May Seem

Home Care Options for Seniors

Home Care Options for Seniors

Some people believe it’s difficult to make a transition in life. For some seniors, for example, even considering the prospect of relying on home care support is not easy. They see this as a difficult situation, that they could lose their independence, or that it’s basically inviting a complete and total stranger into their house.

Adapting to this new life is not as difficult as it seems.

Yes, this individual will be essentially a stranger at first, but within a day or two, that senior is going to become much more comfortable with him or her. That’s especially true when the senior is included in the process of finding a home care aide.

When they find a caregiver who has a great personality, his personality meshes with the senior, it’s going to make it much more comfortable for not just the senior, but that home care aide as well.

Have conversations.

Sitting down and having conversations is one of the best ways to get to know people. This is true for seniors and caregivers.

When a senior gets to understand their caregiver, whether they have kids, where they’re from, what interest they have, and more, they can be much more comfortable with this individual.

When a home care aide begins to understand their client, they might find points of interest to pursue, ways to encourage him or her to be more active, and how to make their life as comfortable and encouraging as possible.

Doing activities together.

When an elderly client wishes to pursue a certain activity, but they need help to do it, that caregiver can be a great resource. The more they do things together, the greater the bond of trust begins to develop.

You see, it’s really not that difficult to make this transition, but it does take time. If an elderly person is unwilling to take the time to consider home care or even begin working with an aide or other caregiver, then it’s never going to be an option.

Loved ones who are concerned about the safety and well-being of those seniors at home need to discuss the benefits that leaning on home care offers to seniors from all walks of life.

Life is about change and even though we don’t want some of these changes to occur, they will. As people get older it will become more difficult to do the things they used to take for granted. When these changes occur, home care is the best option to consider, and that will certainly require more effort to adapt properly.

If you or an aging loved one is considering senior care in Mesquite, TX, please contact the caring staff at Visiting Angels. Call today: (972) 588-4534.

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William Butler

For 30 years I managed facilities. My first employer was Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. This campus began as a 50 bed hospital. During the 12 years I worked there we added a Professional building and increased the bed count to 99 beds. We also added a Building for Trinity Valley Community College to teach nursing. My next employer was El Centro College where I started out managing a 369,374 sq. ft. college campus. Over the years we purchased an office building of 172,156 sq. ft. which we remodeled and moved our nursing program into. In addition to that I was given responsibility for 128,858 sq. ft. where we taught vocational programs. We then designed and built a 34,600 sq. ft. building as a satellite campus and finally I was given responsibility over a 37,888 sq. ft. office building for a grand total of 742,896 sq. ft.

In 2012 while still working at the college my wife of 45 years began to develop Alzheimer’s. She had always expressed the desire to remain in our home if something like this happened. I began to think of the various ways that I could fulfill her wish. After a great deal of deliberation our daughter and I decided that opening a Visiting Angels Franchise would be the best option. In August of 2013 we went to training and came home with a great deal of enthusiasm. We have been up and running for close to two years now and we have helped so many people that have the same desire as my wife. They have many different stories but they all have one thing in common they want to spend their last days in familiar surroundings with the memories of a life time.