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At Home Living Assistance Helps Seniors Age in Place

The phrase, “home is where the heart is,” might be a timeworn cliché, but its sentiment remains as accurate as ever. A person’s home is the most important place in their life, offering a sense of familiarity, comfort, and security. For many seniors, the emotional value of home is far more important than its monetary value. Elderly adults cherish having a space that is truly their own — a space that doesn’t merely act as a home but feels like one. While some seniors quickly adapt to facility living, many seniors never genuinely feel at home in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Aging in place allows older adults to stay in a familiar and cherished space. However, when a loved one is struggling to live alone, it can be stressful for the whole family. At home living assistance services from Visiting Angels Newton/Canton can help ease that stress and help your family find peace of mind.

Our living assistance services are designed to provide compassionate care that seniors need to continue aging in place. Many seniors find that growing older brings with it struggles they perhaps didn’t anticipate. Whether it’s keeping up with the housekeeping, deciding to stop driving, or requiring help with hygiene needs, it can be hard for seniors to ask for assistance.

At Visiting Angels Newton/Canton, we understand the conflicting feelings you and your family may be experiencing. You want your loved one to be able to continue living in their home and enjoying their independence. However, you are worried they may not be able to live alone safely. Our at-home living assistance services provide the helping hand your loved one needs and the peace of mind you deserve.

How In-Home Living Assistance Services Can Help

One of the most frequently asked questions is about the type of at-home living assistance services we provide. At Visiting Angels Newton/Canton, we recognize that each of our clients has a unique set of needs. To ensure your loved one receives the assistance they require to age in place safely, we create a personalized home care plan designed around their individual needs.

Some of the services we most frequently provide include:

  • Assistance with household chores including laundry, light cleaning, and changing linens
  • Dignified assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Mobility and transferring support
  • Medication reminders
  • Friendly conversation and companionship
  • Help planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks
  • Assistance with running errands and shopping

Our at-home living assistance services are always available on the schedule that meets your loved one’s needs. Caregivers can visit weekly, daily, on weekends, and holidays. Live-in care and 24/7 multiple shift care are also available.

Hiring a professional caregiver is an increasingly popular way to help your parents maintain their independence in their own home. The caregiver will inevitably build a relationship with your loved one through the actions of going into his or her home to help with daily tasks.

The caregiver can also be an additional part of your care team and family so that you can have peace of mind about your loved one’s health. Even if you live close to your loved one, it may be that a professional caregiver can spot warning signs that an untrained eye might miss, particularly related to dementia. There are small signs that can indicate problems, like little memory lapses or difficulty with numbers.

Getting Started with Living Assistance Services

A simple phone call to 617-795-2727 will connect you with our living assistance services. We will set up a complimentary in-home assessment with one of our case managers. Our first step will always be to listen. We want to know what concerns you have, what questions you’d like to have answered, and how we can help your family. We’ll also take time to ask you some questions about your expectations and needs, listening carefully to your answers to inform the living assistance care plan we will create.

Some common questions we ask include:

  • What concerns led you to contact our office?
  • How often do you think your loved one will need a caregiver to visit?
  • What kind of help do they need?
  • Do they have any special needs related to sleeping, eating, mobility, or other support?
  • What is their current daily schedule?

Our case manager will use this information to design a personalized care plan and select a home caregiver whose personality traits, technical skills, and experience are a good fit for you. Our professional caregivers are all CNA or HHA-certified, have experience in-home care and are trained by our agency to provide high quality, dignified and respectful care to seniors and disabled adults. Visiting Angels Newton/Canton verifies previous employment and training and follows up with references as well as a full CORI background check. Our goal is to bring you compassionate care from a trusted professional.

Some older adults suffer from memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting Angels Newton/Canton has developed a Cognitive Health Program that includes

  • cognitive stimulation,
  • social engagement,
  • physical exercise, and a
  • brain-healthy diet.

This type of care has been shown to make it possible for seniors living with dementia to remain in their homes for up to 18 months longer. 

Being proactive with your elderly loved one’s care now can help to avoid problems later. At home, living assistance services from Visiting Angels Newton/Canton can help your family find peace of mind. Call 617-795-2727 today for a free initial consultation.

About Visiting Angels Newton/Canton

Visiting Angels Newton/Canton senior home care agency provides quality in-home care services to seniors and people with disabilities. Countless families have benefited from our award-winning dementia home care, Alzheimer’s care, companion care, respite support, transitional aid, and elder home care services in Needham, Dedham, Wellesley, Natick, Newton, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Canton, Westwood, Watertown, Stoughton, Roslindale, Norwood, and nearby towns. The services provided by Visiting Angels Newton/Canton will be sure to make a positive impact on your loved one’s happiness and quality of life. To discuss your options for professional, in-home care, call Visiting Angels Newton/Canton at 617-795-2727 today!

 

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