If there is one thing I have discovered when talking with seniors and their family members over the last year it is they all have suffered some level of stress and anxiety regarding their aging loved ones due to COVID-19 and their subsequent isolation.
Aside from COVID, seniors with chronic health conditions are often confined to their homes and assisted living facilities with few visitors, if any, resulting in a lonely, sedentary life.
This is unsettling to me for many reasons, primarily because it doesn’t have to be this way. Home Helpers® provides wellness calls to seniors that offer peace of mind for families.
What are wellness calls?
Human connection and socialization are vital for our mental and emotional health, and this remains true as we age. Unfortunately, when our children have grown and have families of their own, and their lives are busier than ever, parents and senior family members are left to manage the day-to-day on their own.
This isn’t a problem for a large number of seniors, but for those with declining cognitive function, physical limitations, and chronic ailments, day-to-day living can be a real challenge.
Wellness calls by Home Helpers® ensure seniors are faring well: they are eating, exercising, staying hydrated, and taking their medications properly. Wellness calls are also a form of companionship for seniors living alone, because hearing a kind voice daily – or as often as the family prefers – can go a long way to making a senior’s day brighter and their family members less stressed.
Wellness calls may include:
- Morning & Evening Check-in Calls
- Meal Reminders
- Hydration Reminders
- Exercise Reminders
- Medication Reminders
- Companionship with Engagement and Conversation
If a wellness call is not answered, we will create a customized response plan with the family. We will make multiple calls the same day until we receive a response, or we will notify a designated family member via email or phone call, so they can reach out directly to their senior loved one.
If the family member deems the situation is not urgent, they advise us, and we simply make a note of the missed call.
Comprehensive Wellness Call Plans
Home Helpers® is proud to offer our clients comprehensive care programs. For over 20 years, we have been providing the best in-home care in the industry, and now we are escalating our efforts to assist further. Designed to address all the major factors that impact senior independence, this program will help lower the chances of hospital admission, while allowing clients to live in the comfort of their own home.
If you or a senior you love lives alone and could benefit from regular wellness calls, I am happy to schedule a FREE consultation to assess specific needs and concerns and develop a comprehensive wellness call plan to promote a healthier quality of life for you or your beloved senior and peace of mind for the senior and their family.
We, at Home Helpers® Clearwater, are honored to have received the Home Care Pulse – Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. We proudly serve male and female seniors in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Hudson and surrounding areas. Home Helpers®…we are Making Life Easier℠ 727.942.2539