When your older adult needs assistance to live comfortably at home, it can sometimes be difficult for family caregivers to do everything they need because of time constraints and other responsibilities. Still, you may not know where to turn for the kinds of help they need. If you haven’t yet looked into elder care for assistance, you might be surprised at the wide variety of things an elder care provider can do to help your older family member. Below are just 3 of the many things you might know elder care can do.
#1: Grocery Shopping and Cooking
If your older family member has some trouble getting to the grocery store on their own or making healthy meals, elder care can provide both of those services. An elder care provider can assist the older adult to get ready to go to the grocery store, drive them there, push the cart, and help them to purchase all the items on their list. If the senior doesn’t like cooking or cannot do it for themselves because of health issues, an elder care provider can make meals and snacks for them to eat immediately or that can be warmed up later.
#2: Basic Pet Care
Getting older shouldn’t have to mean that a senior citizen has to give up their beloved pet. After all, pets are an important source of love and companionship. However, sometimes it is hard for older adults to do things like take the dog outside, bend down to fill a food dish, or drive the pet to the veterinarian. Elder care providers can help with all those things. While visiting your aging relative, they can make sure the dog gets a chance to go outside and that they have food and water. And, when the pet needs a visit to the veterinarian for a checkup or because they are ill, an elder care provider can drive the pet and their senior owner to the veterinarian.
Loneliness can adversely affect your aging relative’s health, so spending a lot of time alone isn’t good for them. An elder care provider can visit regularly, giving the older adult something to look forward to. An elder care provider can check to make sure they have everything they need and simply spend some time chatting with the senior, playing a game, going for a walk, or even sit with them while they eat.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Elder Care in Monticello, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552.Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.
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