Senior Care in Portsmouth
Helping Loved Ones Accept Caregiving Help
Despite the fact there are many benefits to in-home care, there are still some aging adults who are resistant to the idea. Here are a few reasons why seniors are resistant and the ways in which we can help your loved one in Portsmouth accept senior care from a professional and compassionate caregiver at Visiting Angels® Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk.
Some Top Reasons For Resistance to Senior Care
Losing our independence as we age is a natural fear and extremely anxiety-producing. Your loved one is undergoing a transition in life that can be incredibly painful and it’s totally valid that they may react negatively to introducing a caregiver.
At Visiting Angels Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, our caregivers are extremely sensitive and empathetic to this very real loss. They strive to encourage as many levels of independence as is safely possible for your loved one. Our goal is to help them keep living safely at home and retain what is familiar and comfortable to them, not to take anything away.
Fear of Strangers
Again, this is normal. Even other family members may feel hesitant when beginning senior care. Seniors are vulnerable and they feel it. Why wouldn’t they be nervous about strangers?
Our caregivers in the Potsmouth area know how to delicately and effectively alleviate and calm your loved one’s fears. Our angels will reassure and respect their boundaries and help them ease into a comfortable routine that will be personalized for them.
Seniors With Cognitive Issues May be More Fearful
Part of dealing with issues like dementia or Alzheimer’s means your loved one may exhibit an even greater degree of fear. Rest assured, we match your senior with a caregiver who specializes in helping aging adults suffering from these issues. Our caregivers know how to calm and reassure, or redirect if necessary. We also provide the opportunity for your loved one to meet their caregiver prior to beginning in-home care, which is especially helpful in these circumstances.
About Our Senior Care in Portsmouth
First and foremost, at Visiting Angels Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, we’ve already found the area’s most qualified caregivers, but further, we’ve gone out of our way to seek out individuals who display high levels of empathy, compassion, and respect.
We provide a myriad of care services for local seniors, including:
- Companion Care
- Personal Care
- Ready - Set - Go Home
- Social Care
- Dementia Care
- Alzheimer’s Care
- End of Life Care
- Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Program
- Respite Care
- Long Distance Caregiving
- Palliative Care
Our Senior Care Service Area
Because we are locally owned and operated, we’re dedicated to providing our much-loved senior care throughout Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Fleet, Naval Base, and the surrounding area.
To get started right away with our highly-regarded services for senior care in Portsmouth, or to find out more about our personalized and customized approach, please reach out to Visiting Angels Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk today.
Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and the Southern Hampton Roads Area
Visiting Angels NORFOLK, VA273 Granby St #200
Norfolk, VA 23510