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How to Maintain Senior Independence

By Tom Kimmes

As the U.S. ages, studies show 89% of Americans over age 50 want to remain home

America’s seniors desire to remain independent and living in their beloved homes. Home Helpers® Home Care can help families start the conversation about how to “age in place” safely. According to the National Institute for Aging, 89% of Americans over the age of 50 wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Conversations about the benefits and costs associated with aging in place are critical.  Reasons seniors want to age independently are:

  • They feel independent in their current home
  • Their current home is conveniently located
  • They feel safe in their own home
  • They’re familiar with their neighborhood
  • They live close to family 

As we look to spread awareness of senior independence, education is key.  Five keys we aim to educate on include:

  1. How to have essential needs delivered to the home
  2. Preparing the home to age in place
  3. Ensuring proper health care measures
  4. What do to in case of an emergency
  5. Addressing the emotional needs of our seniors.
  6. Home Safety Assessment

To support these needs, our Exceptional Caregivers have been trained to aid families who experience a wide variety of care issues. We offer companion care, transportation services, and personal monitoring through our line of Direct Link® services – offering peace-of-mind knowing that help is a touch of a button away.

At Home Helpers of Gainesville, we understand how to best prepare seniors for these circumstances. We have many free guides available, such as “How to Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse,” ways to “Start the Conversation” with your family to bring in-home care services, and “How to Make Seniors Part of the Decision-Making Process.” Go to www.HomeHelpersHomeCare.com to view our free online resources library. 

Call us at 404-550-2916 or visit www.homehelpershomecare.com/gainesville to schedule your free in-home consultation to see how we can tailor a care plan that meets the needs of your loved one and provides you the peace-of-mind you deserve. Our vision is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there by delivering the same Exceptional care we would want for our loved ones. We have a mission that matters and would love to work with you to design a plan that meets your needs and budget.