Visiting Angels Helps Seniors Age in Place
Visiting Angels knows how much older adults want to live at home for as long as possible. However, remaining safe and comfortable at home alone can sometimes be challenging for them. As your loved one ages, they may lose mobility, strength, and coordination, which can impede their daily activities and routines. As a result, they may also lose their independence.
As one of America's leading home care providers, Visiting Angels assists older adults—including those facing physical or cognitive challenges—by providing much-needed companionship and non-medical home care support. Specialized services, such as Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and end-of-life care, are also available for individuals with advanced needs.
Your senior will be able to preserve their independence and spend time where they feel content and secure — home.
Benefits of Aging in Place
According to a study conducted by the AARP, nearly 90 percent of Americans over 65 prefer living in their homes for as long as possible. However, without professional home care, many struggle to maintain their independence.
Assisted living may be an option, but it requires moving your loved one into a retirement or nursing home. However, Visiting Angels can enable your senior to remain safely in their home — even if they require dementia care or help with another health condition.
The benefits of professional in-home care include:
- Comfort and security
Your senior can continue to live in a secure and comfortable environment without the hassle of relocating to a family member’s home or an assisted living facility.
- Familiar surroundings and routines
Your loved one can maintain their routines—from watching TV in a favorite chair to individual mealtime preferences to nightly neighborhood strolls—in familiar surroundings.
- Lower cost
Home care costs are usually lower than 24/7 assisted living or nursing home care rates. Additionally, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and senior communities often require a large, up-front cash deposit — and there may be a lengthy waiting list to move in.
Visiting Angels allows you to customize the care schedule and receive help when needed to avoid paying for unnecessary services and amenities.
Professional caregivers provide companionship and social interaction, which can reduce the risk of social isolation, depression, and anxiety. A professional caregiver can also encourage your loved one to stay connected to friends and relatives through FaceTime, Zoom, or other platforms as well as facilitate in-person visits.
- Personalized assistance
Staff at assisted living facilities often care for more than one older adult during each shift. In-home personal care will help your older adult receive one-on-one assistance tailored to their unique needs.
- Reduced risk of falls, injuries, and household accidents
Visiting Angels’ caregivers are trained in fall prevention and will take precautions to help your loved one stay safe at home. A personal home care worker can also decrease the risk of accidents in injury-prone places, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
How Visiting Angels Can Help
Visiting Angels has been helping seniors across the nation age in place for more than 25 years. Your loved one will receive a customized plan tailored to their needs and preferences. Professional in-home senior care services are provided by bonded, insured professional caregivers.
Examples of essential tasks that caregivers can provide for your senior loved one include:
- Cooking and meal preparation
- Dressing Grooming
- Light housekeeping
- Medication reminders
- Mobility and transfers
- Transportation assistance
Visiting Angels can also help your family spend more quality time together by offering much-needed relief at home. At-home assistance enables you and your older adult to concentrate on enjoying each other’s time instead of focusing on light housekeeping and personal care responsibilities.
If you have a loved one at risk who wants to remain at home and not lose their independence, contact Visiting Angels to schedule a free consultation with a qualified care coordinator.