Maybe you’ve heard of elderly care or know someone whose older family member uses elderly care. But perhaps you aren’t really sure what elderly care does and how it could benefit your aging relative. The truth is, you may be surprised at just how many benefits there are in hiring elderly care to assist an older adult. Below is a short list of a few of the benefits your loved one could enjoy when you contact an elderly care agency and hire help for them.
Delicious and Nutritious Meals Every Day
Many older adults struggle to cook for themselves. They may lack the skills, have vision problems that make following a recipe difficult, or have physical issues that make some of the steps too hard for them to do. Whatever the reason your aging relative has trouble making their own meals, having elderly care can mean that the older adult is able to eat a good meal every day. Without someone to cook for them, some older adults make unhealthy choices out of the need for convenience. They may even suffer from malnutrition. You can schedule elderly care to come to the house each day to cook or to cook just once per week, so that meals can be frozen and warmed up as needed.
A Clean and Pleasant Environment
Cleaning is a tiring and unpleasant chore for many people. For seniors who suffer from aching joints and other health problems, it may be impossible. The result is a dusty, dirty home that is not only unsanitary, it’s not very enjoyable to live in. A dirty house may also reduce your older family member’s chances of socializing with others as they may be embarrassed to invite anyone over. An elderly care provider can perform routine cleaning tasks that keep the house looking neat and tidy, such as vacuuming, dusting, making beds, and doing dishes.
There are many safety hazards for older adults who live alone. They might use appliances unsafely, resulting in an injury or fire. Or, they could fall and have no one to help them. An elderly care provider can ensure the senior lives a safer life in many ways. They can reduce fall risks in the home by cleaning up clutter from walkways, removing loose throw rugs, and changing burned out lightbulbs to keep the house well lit. Elderly care providers can also keep an eye on the older adult to make sure they aren’t making errors that could lead to injuries or fires, like placing space heaters too close to flammable items or leaving the stove on.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Elderly Care in Northbrook, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.