Some people relish the idea of growing older, which may give them an opportunity to relax and enjoy the benefits created by years of hard work. Others fear the physical and mental changes that aging can bring. Whatever your views on aging, if you are like most Americans, you want to age in your own home. That’s where private duty home care comes in.
The benefits of home care
As you age, you may start to experience certain health challenges that limit your ability to take care of the daily tasks of living. This may include such things as dressing and bathing, cleaning house, cooking, or even getting out to go to a medical appointment or grocery shopping. If health challenges do occur, Blize Healthcare can help you remain in your home while getting the help you need to continue a life of independence and dignity.
Here are just some of the ways we can help.
Companionship and Conversation
As human beings, we are designed by nature to seek out and connect with each other. From smiling to a stranger we pass in the street, to developing a lifelong commitment to another person, human connection is, according to many philosophers, the very essence of life. It is also an essential element in aging well and maintaining one’s health and well-being. Several studies have shown that people who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. According to a study conducted at Brigham Young University, for example, the health effect of loneliness is comparable to obesity. A home care professional can provide a source of companionship – someone to talk to, play cards with, or just sit and watch TV together.
Maintaining a healthful diet
From grocery shopping to preparing nutritious meals, a home caregiver can help ensure you are eating a healthy diet and are honoring your particular tastes and dietary restrictions. Whether it’s a diet prescribed by a physician or personal preferences, our caregivers can help ensure that your meals are meeting your nutritional requirements.
As we age, many everyday activities, such as dressing, cooking, and cleaning, can become more challenging. A private duty caregiver can help you manage these day-to-day activities, allowing you to remain in your home.
Seniors are at a much higher risk for falls. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury for older people. Falls account for over 70 percent of emergency room visits for older adults. A home caregiver can provide an assessment of the home and provide suggestions on how to provide a home environment that reduces the risk for falls. They can also work with you to find other ways to reduce fall risk, such as assisting with a physician-approved exercise program, accompanying you on walks and simply being around to reach for items that are out of your reach.
A part of the family
Our private duty home caregivers provide a variety of services designed to increase the independence, safety and well-being of our clients. They are thoroughly screened and receive specialized training to provide assistance with household chores and errands. More importantly, they provide compassionate companionship to keep clients engaged with life. Whether it’s preparing dinner or accompanying someone to a movie, Blize private duty caregivers quickly become a part of the family.