Senior Home Safety in Boynton Beach FL
Some people believe that ‘attitude is everything.’ Attitude is certainly a major factor for a lot of people and the success they’ve had in life, but is it the only thing to consider? When it comes to safety for seniors at home, would attitude make any difference at all?
Yes, it can and does.
Think about this scenario: a senior has been living alone for a couple of years since his spouse passed away. As he’s gotten older, he has dealt with increasing health issues of his own. It has reached the point where he can no longer go out and play golf with friends.
He’s lost his license to drive. He relies on a few family members and friends for various things, but it’s always on their schedule. This is gotten so frustrating he has reached a point in his life where he doesn’t care much about anything. He just wants it to be over.
His attitude is one of depressive resignation. There’s nothing to look forward to. He sees his days as being nothing more than a waste of time. He doesn’t enjoy anything he does, has a tendency to sit around reading the newspaper or watching television, and little else.
Because of his attitude, he doesn’t pay attention to his safety. His adult daughter has told him plenty of times to not go outside and try to rake leaves or pick up sticks. “Dad,” she has said in the past, “what if you get hurt and no one’s around help?”
His response, though unspoken, was to simply say, Who cares? A person who doesn’t feel like he or she has anything to live for or look forward to is a lot less likely to pay attention to their surroundings or their safety.
This senior will likely attempt to go up and down the stairs if he needs something. He certainly not going to wait for a family member or friend to stop by and help him with that. If he asks for help getting something from the basement or down from the attic, his support system might be in such a hurry they simply shrug it off and say they don’t have time.
Again, suddenly safety takes a backseat.
It’s important to assess a person’s attitude to help determine potential safety issues they face on a daily basis. By relying on the experience of a home care aide, family members, friends, and seniors who need assistance will be able to see safety issues from a different perspective. That can change everything for the better, including attitude.
If you or an aging loved one are considering caregiver services in Boynton Beach, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112. Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.
“I am passionate about our community and the people we serve”, states Mr. Fedele. “We have an obligation to take care of our seniors and allow them the dignity to age safely and independently in their own homes”.
Jon is married and has three children. He enjoys waterskiing and spending time with his family and friends.
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