At one time a radio presenter asked listeners to say what everyone all over the world shared at the same time regardless of age, sex, religion, tribe or race. For a moment there, people were quick to point out food, others talked of breathing and on and on everyone who got an opportunity bubbled on. No one actually got the right answer. Curious on what it was, I listened until at last, the truth was out. Aging was the answer and indeed his explanation was satisfactory. With each passing minute, everyone gets older and before long, young and energetic people become old and restless. When faced with a situation where an elderly relative can no longer take care of themselves, it is imperative to look for what care homes elderly currently offer boomers.
In the former societal settings, people were able to take care of the elderly within the confines of the homes because then, there was sufficient time. Currently however, people hardly have even time for themselves, live alone others because with a fast-paced world, most people have taken on more than one job to help supplement income. This has made it necessary for the working class to look for services from care home elderly as this looks like the only solution to the old care problem facing a number of the working class currently.
Even though a number of boomers prefer to be at their own homes, some more wish to stay together with others to share past experiences about life especially during their youthful years. Of course research show that seniors who are from surgeries or prolonged illnesses heal faster when living in their own independent home surroundings than those at the care homes elderly. Whichever situation a senior prefers, there is always care provided by trained professionals who ensure the boomer is comfortable and obtains all the necessary care they need.
When a senior is on treatment, the best place to be is of course a care home. Most care homes have medics who are available to cater for any health condition that may arise. In cases where an oldie is suffering from dementia, it is also always advisable to let them stay at a care home facility where there is observation 24 hours each day as opposed to a home situation. The same applies to a senior who is on a short respite. All in all, it is important to seek professional opinion before deciding where an elderly person stays.
For people who decide to organize for in-home care for seniors, the professionals should be able to provide the following:
- Assistance with daily activities like dressing, bathing, grocery shopping, driving, grooming, oral care, feeding, using the wheelchair, walking and toileting.
- Helping with laundry, cooking, cleaning, medication, money management, change of linen, housekeeping and shopping.
- Physiotherapy in case the senior had an accident or is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
- Emotional and spiritual matters like reading the bible, sharing stories and watching inspirational TV programs.
- Exercise- Taking a walk through the lawn for fresh air and to keep the bones strong.