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October 25, 2016

Age-Related Fears that Home Care Helps Seniors Avoid

home careIt’s the time of year when fears – all in good fun – are everywhere we turn. Stores are brimming with ghosts, ghouls and goblins; from costumes for kids and pets to spooky home décor. Normally friendly neighborhoods are suddenly draped in cobwebs, pumpkins carved into grimaced faces, and witch brooms parked beside front doors.

While we fully accept, and even enjoy, this temporary frightening reality, one area in which we should never have to be afraid is aging. Although today’s seniors may indeed imagine a cauldron of scary aging scenarios, Valley of the Sun Homecare is here to provide reassurance with two magic words: home care.

A professional and reputable home care agency, such as Valley of the Sun Homecare, can turn the following common fears of aging into opportunities for growth and a renewed zest for life:

  • Loss of independence. While it’s true that in later years, many seniors need to stop driving for safety’s sake, home care agencies provide safe, reliable transportation and accompaniment services, all according to the senior’s preferences. If a senior enjoys grocery shopping and lunch out every Friday afternoon, faithfully attending religious services each weekend, and visiting with friends for a weekly card game, these routines, along with impromptu outings, can easily be arranged so that seniors stay active and engaged.
  • Loneliness. The loneliness experienced by seniors who find themselves homebound, or who’ve lost friends and family members as they age, is eased with the friendly, compassionate companionship of a professional in-home caregiver. Agencies can carefully match clients with caregivers according to personality types, interests, and more, ensuring a close bond unlike any other.
  • Depression. Depression is a real threat for the elderly, who may be struggling through chronic illnesses, recovering from a fall that resulted in a hospitalization, or are facing other challenges in life. Home care agencies such as Valley of the Sun Homecare can help seniors receive the medical care they need to treat clinical depression, pick up prescriptions, prepare meals and assist with light housework, participate in enjoyable activities and more to help seniors focus on recovery and rediscovering the joys of life.

Valley of the Sun Homecare is helping seniors each and every day to live life to the fullest, abandoning these and other common fears, and we’d love to help your senior loved one as well. Contact us at 480-264-5252 with any questions or to arrange for a free in-home assessment so that we can determine your family’s specific needs and desires. Whether for just a few hours a week, or if 24-hour, around-the-clock care is needed – or anything in between – we’re just a phone call away!