Seniors who are aging at home with arthritis may get along fine living in their homes for a while. But as they get older and their arthritis gets worse seniors may find that some household tasks are just too painful for them. Senior home care can help seniors manage the tasks that are difficult for them because of their arthritis. With senior home care seniors will not have to worry about safely trying to do things like:
For seniors with arthritis cooking is not just inconvenient, it can also be dangerous. Poor grip strength and painful joints can make seniors drop pans or drop glasses and dishes. They may not be able to open jars or cartons. And they also can struggle to wash dishes or lift dishes into cupboards. When seniors with arthritis have senior home care there will be someone there with them to do the cooking, wash the dishes, put food away, and do the other kitchen tasks that seniors can no longer do safely.
Often seniors with arthritis don’t want to give up their independence and stop driving even if driving has become painful for them. Seniors who continue to drive with arthritis are putting themselves and other people at risk. But with a home care provider who can drive them to appointments, social engagements, or shopping seniors can have their independence without the stress and pain of driving themselves. If you think that it’s time for your senior loved one to stop driving look into senior home care so that your senior parent can still have the independence they want without the risk.
Clean The House
Cleaning the house can be agony for seniors with arthritis. Picking up items and putting them down to dust them can be exhausting and painful. So can trying to maneuver a heavy vacuum or get laundry to the washer, put it into the dryer, and then haul it back to the bedroom. With a home care provider your senior parent won’t need to do all of those household tasks. They can do as much as they can easily do and the senior home care provider will do the rest. Your senior parent will enjoy their home again and have the peace of mind of knowing they are in a safe, clean, and sanitary environment. And you won’t have to worry about them falling or hurting themselves trying to clean the house regularly.
Care For Pets
If your senior loved one has pets and arthritis they may have wondered at some point if they needed to give up their pet because they can’t lift bags of dog food or clean the litter box any longer. But with senior home care your senior parent can still have the companionship of a beloved pet. If your senior parent can’t hold the leash any longer a care provider can walk the dog, or hold the leash while your senior loved one walks with the dog. And they can make sure that your senior parent’s pets get to the vet when they need to as well.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Home Care in Fort Lee, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Applause Home Care today. Call (201) 326-8051
Applause Home Care provides independent, non-franchised quality Home Care for elders and families in and around Fort Lee, Hackensack, Ridgewood, Wyckoff, Paramus, Glen Rock, Pompton Plains, Franklin Lakes, Westwood, Montvale, and Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
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