For Seniors, Staying at Home Longer is Becoming Increasingly Possible

 

As we age, certain daily functions of life become more challenging. This is no one’s fault—humans were not meant to live forever, so physical and mental functions gradually decline even amongst the healthiest people. That said, there is no reason to accept this and not try to prolong the lifestyle that we know and enjoy.

One way to do this is with in-home assistance. By having a professional support worker come into their home on a daily basis, thousands of Canadian senior citizens have been able to continue dwelling in their own homes. No one wants to go into assisted living, if the alternative is staying safe in a place they know and call home. Furthermore, as the need for long-term beds increases, government commitment to provide financial aid continues to fall short.

Professionally trained workers can help to make staying at home possible by assisting their clients with the basics, as well as more specialized individual needs, such as bathing, grooming, and medication.

Right at Home health care is a leading provider with a large number of clients across Canada. Their core mission is to help seniors stay in their homes longer and they do this with individualized care. Just as no two people are the same, no two seniors have exactly the same health challenges and care needs. Right at Home assesses their clients, assigns the appropriate worker(s), and creates a plan that thoroughly addresses that person’s situation. They also assess the living environment to see how changes can be made to increase ease and accessibility, while also reducing or eliminating any potential risks that could cause falls or other injuries.

Family members are often dedicated and compassionate caregivers, but very few have the time and training to take on this role successfully without assistance. Companies like Right at Home help to ease that burden and create peace of mind not only for clients, but