Homecare Solutions Can Help You Age in Place

As you age, your health care needs change. Learn how to identify the signs that a loved one may need home health care and prepare for the unexpected. Discover the types of professional health care providers and the importance of keeping a positive mindset.

Homecare Solutions Can Help You Age in Place
HomeCare Solutions can Help you Age in Place

How Your Attitude About HomeCare Solutions Can Impact Your Ability to Age In Place OR

How to avoid being the 94% that fail using the homecare solutions to allow an aging senior to remain in their home and community, for as long as possible.

Things you need to know as you plan to successfully age in place

  • How to Identify the Need for Home Health Care
  • Important Information on the Types of Professional Health Care Providers.
  • As you age, your health care needs will change.

Your home situation should also change to accommodate your new or future needs. We all age at different rates. Our physical and mental health conditions affect our future whether we like it or not.

Your attitude towards aging will make a big difference … in how you actually experience your later years.

Keep a positive and active mindset and you will be way ahead of your peers in how much enjoyment you get from your life.

One example of different mindsets might be the following:

A Positive Mindset

Positive Attitude Allows for Successful Aging in Place

One person has a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair. They are anxious to resume their life by returning home. He or she sees the pluses and minuses of making any changes to their home. They see it as enhancing their ability to be as independent for as long as possible.

The Negative Mindset

Another individual has a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair. They shun the benefits of home modifications. They view the equipment and adaptations as products for individuals … that are “worse off” than they are. Some believe those changes are only for “old” people.

The Denial Mindset

The third individual has a stroke and in confined to a wheelchair. They completely reject all recommendations for home modifications and equipment. They do not want to spend the money, and are in denial.

They may be able to see and understand the benefits of any equipment and home modifications. But, to assert these changes is a personal defeat.

Common sense tells us we should expect in the future, we will need more home health care; some of us even total care.

It is important we prepare ourselves. We need to keep our mindsets positive. Seeing and enjoying all the benefits of modern equipment and home enhancements… because they are truly blessings.

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Have more questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Question section of the website. You will find a lot of different questions answered directly.

Safety and Wellness Are the First Goals of Home Health Care

Take the time now to educate yourself. Or, if you are dealing with your own health care or that of aging parents of loved ones. Your top priority is to prepare for the unexpected.

Read the home health care planning ahead section. You should go read that section first and then return here.

No one likes to lose control over his or her life. Many fear becoming a burden, becoming dependent on others, or becoming helpless. Many aging adults fight aging and needing help.

You will almost certainly face resistance and resentment. Especially if you try to take over, if you will, before they are ready.

It is a difficult situation at best. You must remember your parents are adults and ultimately responsible for their own lives… and their own home health care.

It is crucial to find ways to reinforce to the aging adult a sense of control. Make sure they are safe and comfortable in their home environment.

Signs that home health care levels may need to be considered

10 Warning Signs the Aging Adult May Need Help:

Exhibiting forgetfulness:

  • Forgetting to open mail
  • Letting the newspapers pile up without reading them
  • Not reordering medications
  • Not taking medications
  • Missing important appointments.

Financial Mismanagement

  • Hiding money
  • Not paying bills
  • Giving away money to multiple charities
  • Paying bills multiple times
  • Victim of scams

Excessive purchases from the TV or Internet

Calling for free offers. Having information sent to the house. Repeat purchases of the same product. Has many magazine orders.

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    Neglecting personal hygiene

    Wearing the same clothes over and over. Not bathing or shaving, neglecting nails and teeth.

    The home becomes cluttered and disorganized

    Some people begin to hoard things “ scraps of paper, canned goods, etc.

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    Changes in behavior

    • Making repeated phone calls at all times of the day and night. Some individuals call the police frequently.
    • Become withdrawn or boisterous
    • Distrusting of others believing everyone is out to take their money or do them some sort of harm,
    • Become angry or agitated easily at times.

    Changes in eating habits

    Weight loss and a decrease in appetite, loss of interest in food.

    Changes in social habits

    Has there been a decrease in attending church? or bridge? or any activities that were previously important?

    Changes in relationships with family or friends

    Have others expressed a concern about something being different? or not the same about the aging adult?

    Physical changes

    Is there an increase in. falls, a misuse of alcohol or prescription drugs, any noticeable bruising or cuts

    The Warning Signs can be used to determine if care is necessary. And what home health care level applies for yourself or a loved one.

    It is very important to understand the differences in the levels of health care. And the professional health care providers who can deliver exactly what you need.

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