Home Care Services When Living Alone
Even parents or loved ones living alone can find it challenging to manage a home while taking care of themselves, especially if they just lost a spouse or partner that shared the workload. A lack of socialization and skipping important tasks to take care of oneself is a big concern. Almost all seniors prefer to live at home, but this presents challenges for loved ones on how to best help them stay safe and comfortable.
Common Challenges When Living Alone
Pride or fear of losing one's independence often leads to a loved one not asking for help and assistance with tasks they once could do but are no longer easy to do. Without family members living in the home, they remain unaware of the real situation. If you suspect a loved one needs a little help your gut is most likely correct.
The good news is In-Home Care Services can start off small with only a few hours a week to take care of common but tedious tasks called Instrumental Activities of Daily Living or IADLs. As one gets older it is common they will also need help with Activities of Daily Living or ADLs.
Do you have questions? We find that calling us at 781-350-4656 is a great way to ask questions and get quick answers. Call today to learn more about home care services for your parent or loved one who is living alone in the Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston areas.
Get a free in-home assessment which will identify the services needed and a recommended in-home care plan along with a free home safety check. You will learn the level of support your parent or loved one needs to remain in their home living safely and independently. Care plans provide a better understanding of what to expect going forward for family members.