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How Caregiver Services in Skokie Can Help Seniors Thrive Independently

provider of caregiver services in Skokie with elderly patient

Whether it happens to a parent, a grandparent, or another loved one in your family, there comes a point when a family member starts to struggle with living on their own. Maybe you've noticed they are struggling to cook meals for themselves, or that clutter is piling up at an increasing rate. At that point, caregiver services can give them the ability to live independently but with professional support. That's something Visiting Angels® Evanston offers to seniors throughout Skokie, Glenview, and the north side of Chicago. 

Staying at home can be an enormous source of comfort for seniors, especially when faced with the alternative of a nursing home. It's often not just about living in a familiar environment with plenty of cherished memories. It's also about having autonomy over the routines and activities they enjoy every day. Whether they need a little help every week, or more frequent assistance on a daily basis, caregiver services can help seniors in Skokie flourish on their own terms. 

3 Ways Our Caregiver Services in Skokie Can Support Your Loved One

At Visiting Angels Evanston, we've seen up close what a positive impact caregiver services can have for seniors. Here are just three ways our home care services in Skokie can support your loved one to live more easily and independently every day: 

  • Light activity. For seniors especially, neglecting to participate in physical activity can cause deterioration in muscle mass, strength, and stamina. It's crucial for our elderly loved ones to move around whenever possible. From walks around the neighborhood, light physical activity, and even mobility support, your loved one's caregiver can make sure they're staying active. 
  • Meals. Regular meals can quickly dwindle when seniors are living on their own. It may be that your loved one can no longer go the grocery store easily, or perhaps they're struggling with meal preparation or planning. Our caregivers can help with meal planning and meal preparation, and can even pick up groceries at the store. 
  • Socializing. Our aging population is at high risk for social isolation. As friends pass away, or distance makes it harder for them to see family, it's crucial they still have social outlets to help alleviate instances of loneliness or depression. Your loved one's caregiver can help them connect to family online, or chat with them to ease feelings of isolation. 

Get your loved one the support they need to thrive independently. To schedule caregiver services in Skokie, contact Visiting Angels Evanston.

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