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15 December 2017

Why In-Home Care Benefits Your Loved One’s Health

Woman-helping-elderly-woman-with-walkerGiving Your Loved One What They Need

As your loved one ages, there are a variety of things they might need. Their needs can change depending on their age, mobility, health, and a number of other variables. When they start to show signs for help, in-home care can become vital to their health. Here are a few things in-home care professionals can help with:

Medication Reminders And Care

When your loved one needs certain medications at a certain time of the day, it can get confusing. Sometimes, they need to take certain pills with food while other times, medication needs to be taken an hour after eating. It’s hard enough to keep track of your own schedule, much less someone else’s. In-home care professionals can ensure that your loved one is getting the right medication at the right time.

Proper Nutrition

Eating healthy is beneficial for anyone. If you are making your loved one’s meals, you’re always trying to cook healthy. However, their nutritional needs are much different than yours. In order to give them as much energy as possible, they need a proper diet. An in-home care specialist has studied senior nutrition and knows what someone in that age range needs in order to have a high quality of life on a daily basis.

Illness Help

If your loved one is dealing with a debilitating illness, like Alzheimer’s, it can be very hard for you to deal with it. You want your loved one to be the person they were, not the person they are becoming. While it’s not their fault, you have a lot of emotions involved and you might not have the proper training necessary to understand the illness. On the other hand, in-home care professionals understand the backgrounds behind certain illnesses and can treat your loved one in a manner that will improve their overall health and well-being.

Companionship

Although you visit your loved one as much as you can, it might not be enough. Being lonely can lead to depression and having a poor quality of life. An in-home care professional can be there to chat with your loved one, play games, or provide their presence. This companionship is important to their health and can improve their daily life.

Contact Kinship Project

When your loved one is showing signs that they need help around their home, contact Kinship Project to look into in-home care options. We provide a variety of services, all of which can be customized. You want your loved one to be healthy and happy and that is exactly what we want for them as well.

 

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