When your parent begins having difficulties with their daily activities, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to move them in with you, or that they have to go into a senior home. Many elderly parents fear leaving their home because of factors such as isolation, safety concerns, and loss of control. According to the AARP, 89% of people ages 50+ wish to remain in their homes indefinitely.
Whenever possible, it is best for the well being of seniors to stay home for as long as they can. There are a number of reasons that your senior will have a better quality of life when they remain at home, including:
- Maintaining independence / Empowerment
- Familiar community / Years of memories
- Can remain socially engaged
- Safety / Comfort in atmosphere
“Aging in place” allows seniors to have more respect and dignity as they live out their years. However, when seniors remain at home, it doesn’t mean they have to do everything themselves. Mom’s Best Friend Senior Care Austin’s assisted home care providers can help with errand running, companionship, light housework, dressing, bathing, pet care, and more. If your parent can perform the majority of tasks themselves, and they only require a minimal number of hours, in-home care can be far more affordable than retirement communities, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes. You can start with a smaller number of hours, scale up to adult day care if desired, and even go up to 24 hour care if necessary.
Caregivers can also improve the quality of life for seniors by incorporating physical activity / exercise, nutritious meal preparation, social activities, and more! No solution is the same, and we meet the needs of your parent with a customized assisted home care plan that will address the specific requirements for your parent.