In Rockville, senior in-home care from Comfort Home Care helps maximize the quality of life of loved ones who need assistance to remain living at home.
Having been self-sufficient their entire lives, seniors are rightfully reluctant to give up their independence. The longer a senior can remain in their home (or that of a family member), the better their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
When you or a loved one encounters barriers to independent living, senior in-home care services can provide just the right assistance to empower self-sufficiency and ensure the highest possible quality of life.
Handling the Activities of Daily Living
Professional home health care aides are highly skilled in providing just the right amount of assistance, depending on the senior’s needs. They can assist with meal prep and clean up, bathing, personal grooming, dressing, and more. As the senior’s needs increase, the amount of assistance provided can increase accordingly.
Staying Mobile & Active
Staying active helps preserve balance and strength – two factors that can be critical for independent living. As we age, our bodies lose muscle mass and core strength. Our range of motion diminishes, as do coordination, flexibility and balance. As a result, seniors become more susceptible to falls and the serious injuries that can result.
Walking, stretching and other forms of light exercise are critical for overcoming the physical toll of aging. When strength and stability are preserved, seniors feel more confident and are able to engage in every aspect of their lives.
Maintaining Social Interaction
Loneliness and isolation are detrimental to people of all ages. For seniors, however, these feelings can lead to a variety of problems that degrade quality of life. In fact, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, social isolation poses a 50% increase in the risk of dementia as well increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide.
In-home care aides can provide a source of friendship and companionship for seniors. Caregivers can encourage social engagement and even partake in activities such as hobbies, trips out to meet loved ones, reading aloud, etc.
These are just a few ways to help you improve your loved one’s quality of life. Comfort Home Care is one of the premier home health agencies in Rockville. Contact us today to learn more about our services, including in-home care for seniors.