How important is routine? A lot of younger, healthier, stronger adults may see routine as part of the backdrop of their life. In other words, they may not give it much thought. For somebody in their 70s, 80s, or 90s who may be struggling with certain aspects of their basic care, routine suddenly becomes essential.
Home care options are available to help.
There are numerous home care options available for seniors to enjoy the kind of life, the quality of life, they wish to pursue. There are numerous times when a person begins struggling with their basic care and feels that their entire routine is thrown off-kilter.
They may have trouble getting out of bed.
If a person is having difficulty with their mobility and strength, they may have trouble getting out of bed. If they have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, they may have to wait there until a family member, friend, or neighbor is able to come over and assist them. If they try to do it on their own, they may slip, fall, and run the risk of serious injury. They don’t want that, so they tend to wait.
Suddenly, their entire day, their entire routine is thrown off. They may not get out of bed until 10 o’clock in the morning when they usually get going at 6 o’clock in the morning. That’s four hours they had to wait around in bed, possibly reading or simply staring at the ceiling.
They might get flustered and frustrated. They might try to rush through certain activities the rest of the day. That can put them at even greater risk.
Having a home care aide stopping by daily, even if it was just for a couple of hours each day, can help the senior get established in the day, stay on task, and get their routine going as they want. That can bring them a great deal of comfort.
About the last time you were rushing around in the morning…
Maybe you were running late for work. Perhaps one of your kids was sick and you had to find a babysitter. By the time you got things settled you got to work one, two, or even four hours late. How did that make you feel? How did that hamper your foundation for the day?
Just because this senior doesn’t have a job, that doesn’t mean he or she can’t benefit from routine. Home care aides can help seniors maintain quality of life and routine, which can bring comfort and satisfaction throughout the day.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Miami, FL, please contact the caring staff at Alternative Home Health Care today. Call (954) 622-0588.
Zach brings to Alternative 10 years of healthcare operations, sales, finance, and “turn around” experience, having led multiple home health care locations across five states to profitability and sustainability.His history of improving customer service, work flow design, and operational efficiencies along with bottom line profitability has earned him awards and recognition a top performer. Zach realized early on in his career that he felt a true connection to caring for those who need help and ensuring they received the highest quality of care available.
Zach received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Zach resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, three dogs, one cat and stays very involved in his local community.
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