Sadly, the ageing process affects us all. Sometimes this change is gradual and seems to creep up on us, making it difficult to spot those early signs that we'll need an extra bit of help.
Home care services allow you to stay in your own home and remain independent for as long as possible. Below we share four reasons why you may need to consider using home care services.
1. The difficulty with personal hygiene
As we age we may begin to have increased difficulty in washing and dressing. Getting in and out of the bath may prove to be difficult because of mobility issues.
Washing hair can also be tricky due to problems of poor dexterity. A home care service can provide you with support to bathe and all aspects of personal care, in your own home.
2. Mobility is becoming difficult
You may experience difficulty with moving around your home, due to sensory difficulties or painful joints. The difficulty with mobility can restrict you in so many different ways.
It may mean that you have difficulty leaving the house, and you may struggle with household chores. Reduced mobility will also lead to decreased levels of exercise and associated self-esteem issues. Home care can help with all these issues.
3. Family members needing to help
- Are you finding that family members are doing more for you around the house?
- Perhaps they're doing the shopping or making the beds?
- Are they preparing meals?
If you feel guilty about the fact that your family feel the need to help you, then using a home care service, takes the pressure off them and gives power back to you.
4. Feelings of loneliness
One major factor for considering a home care service is social isolation. If your mobility is restricted and you have no family living nearby, then it may be days before you chat with another person.
A home care service can help you to access social activities and provide that much-needed emotional support as you age.