Home Care Assistance Makes Aging In Place Easier For Seniors

Home care assistance helps your loved ones age in place safely.

Home care assistance helps your loved ones age in place safely.

Aging in place has become the most popular option for seniors. According to surveys, more than 90% want to remain in their homes as they age. Thanks to home care assistance, technology, and other innovations, many seniors can stay safely at home.

Even if seniors develop medical conditions that limit some of their abilities with home care assistance they can often continue living at home for a long time.

Home care assistance is the key to keeping seniors safe at home as they age. Seniors who have home care receive daily visits from a care provider who can help them with all of the household tasks that have become difficult for them.

Home care assistance can help seniors by:


Keeping Things Clean

A care provider can help your senior parent keep their home clean and sanitary. If cleaning up and organizing is difficult for your senior parent because of arthritis or other medical conditions, a home care assistance provider can dust, pick up clothes, magazines, and other items, and make sure that rugs and other hazards are out of the way so your senior parent doesn’t trip and fall.


Getting Them To Appointments

Another area where seniors struggle when they are aging in place is getting to appointments, like medical appointments. If your senior parent doesn’t drive now and taxis or rideshares are not a good option, a care provider can take them to appointments. Your senior parent will feel much more secure with a trusted care provider going to their appointment with them, and you’ll feel good about it too.


Cooking Meals

Sharing a meal is good for a senior’s mental and physical health. Care providers can cook delicious, healthy meals that your mom will love and share with her. If you’re worried that your mom isn’t getting enough healthy meals, you can trust a care provider to make sure she eats.

A care provider can also prep some healthy snacks for your mom. Cheese, popcorn, crackers, fruit, and veggies can be prepared in advance and individually portioned so your mom can always grab a quick snack when hungry.



Home care assistance makes shopping much easier and more convenient for seniors. A care provider can do the shopping or drive your senior parent to the store to pick up groceries. They can also help your senior parent order groceries online so your senior parent will get exactly what they want.


Washing Up

Dishes can pile up fast, and it’s not always easy or safe for seniors to try and wash them. Standing at the sink can cause dizziness for seniors. Seniors with poor grip strength could drop a glass or a dish and cut themselves. It’s much safer to have a care provider do the dishes and clean up the kitchen as part of their daily work. They won’t mind doing household chores for your senior parent.



If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Assistance in Lake Forest, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 948-0860. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette, and the surrounding areas.

Jamie Shapiro