The Benfits of Having a Home Care Aide
Many senior citizens are choosing to live in their own homes. If you have an elderly family member, this can
lead to many concerns. A home care aide may be the ideal option for your aging loved one.
A home care aide is trained to promote safety in an elderly person's home. Your senior's home will
be kept neat and clean. This can prevent slips, falls, and other accidents. From ensuring there is adequate
lighting, to removing any debris, the aide will make sure the home is safe for your loved one.
Your senior's health is a priority to the home care aide. Depending on your loved one's
situation, an aide's duties can range from ensuring he receives appropriate medication to preparing and
serving healthy meals. If your senior has any special needs, the aide will follow the physician's
Companionship is an important part of the home care aide's role. Whether your senior loves to socialize with
others, or prefers to be alone, companionship will help him stay healthy, alert, and happy. When he has the
opportunity to talk to his aide on a regular basis, he will see his concerns are taken seriously. He will know he
is a valuable human being with much to offer. It can reduce the sense of isolation associated with aging.
Some seniors have daily errands they cannot accomplish alone. Whether he needs assistance with grocery shopping,
transportation to a senior citizen center, or some other type of errand, he will receive the help he needs from his
Aides also provide supervision for elderly persons. If your loved one is healthy and does not require any
medical care, supervision is an important reason to hire an aide. Simply being alone for long periods of time can
cause seniors to worry and become depressed. He may be tempted to leave home alone, and risk an accident. The
presence of a home care aide can eliminate these risks.
The aging years can be as worrisome to family members as to the senior himself. In many cases, seniors do not
need to be placed in skilled nursing facilities. They are generally happier and healthier when they remain in their
Your senior's sense of freedom and independence does not need to end because he is aging. He can enjoy his
golden years without unnecessary risks. You can have peace of mind, knowing he is healthy and safe.
In Miami, Miami Beach and the entire Dade County Florida area, you may contact Jewish Home Care Services
of Miami Dade for a free, in home care consultation by calling: 305-534-5055
or Toll Free