Home Care Options for Seniors in Houston TX
How important is care and support for a senior? That all depends on the senior. Everyone is different and while some prefer to be taken care of by family members, people they know, others understand just how much of commitment providing that type of care is.
One thing seniors commonly overlook, though, when it comes to the topic of home care support services, is how beneficial it can be for their life, especially their quality of life. Below are three ways that a home care aide and other support services can actually improve life for seniors during the fall and early winter months.
1. By staying active.
The summer can be extremely hot. Still, it’s a time when people spend more time outdoors than any other time throughout the year. Autumn in many parts of the country is beautiful. It encourages people to go out for walks, go sightseeing, seeing the leaves turn color, and more.
There are a lot of flea markets and fairs and festivals all across the country in many communities. With so much going on, a senior could be incredibly active, but only if they had enough support to make that possible. Home care aides can do that.
2. Paying attention to safety issues.
In the fall, the temperature begins to drop. As a result, the heating system may need to be turned on. The windows may need to be opened and closed repeatedly, especially if the weather is beautiful during the day, but cold at night. If they’re not functioning properly or if the furnace is not fully operational or in great shape, it can lead to some safety issues later on.
A home care aide would be able to help the senior assess their home and determine if something needs to be done to focus on safety. They can also focus on bathroom and kitchen safety as well.
3. Getting prepared for winter.
Having an HVAC technician come out and inspect the furnace and heating system is one of the most important things anyone, regardless of age, can do in the fall. This is the time of year when HVAC professionals are the least busy. Instead of waiting until the heating system breaks down in the middle of winter, when it’s needed most, it can be inspected and repaired or cleaned as needed.
This is also a good time when a home care aide can help their elderly client get appropriate clothes out of storage, down from the attic, and ready for the upcoming winter season.
The staff at SYNERGY HomeCare are available to talk with you and your family about all of your elder care needs. SYNERGY HomeCare is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable caregivers in West University, TX and the surrounding areas. Call us for more information at 713-396-5211.
Specialties: Mr. Willett is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.After graduating from undergraduate school in 1993, Mr. Willett accepted a position as an analyst within the Valuation Service Group of Price Waterhouse in Chicago, Illinois.Mr. Willett spent three years in financial consulting before transitioning into the world of investment management.
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