They have cared for you when you were in diapers, or when you scratched your knee. They comforted you when you cried, and held your hand when you took your first steps. How often do we get the opportunity to give back what we received? Now as your parents grow older and your grandparents have entered their second phase of childhood, you observe how life turns out to be a complete circle. After reaching a certain age, even when an elderly person is not suffering from an acute ailment, they start requiring assistance with activities of daily living. Some of the most basic conditions affecting elderly people include these.
When do the Elderly require Assistance?
As they age, the elderly gradually have to compromise not only with the strength of their limbs, but also their memory and retention capacity. They are also more likely to contract diseases by dint of decreased immunity and difficulty in nutrient absorption by their bodies. Let’s say for instance, regular trips to the bathroom several times a day become a common affair. For someone suffering from arthritis, making that walk from the bed to the bathroom becomes an increasingly difficult ordeal. This takes a turn for the worse and transforms into urinary incontinence. Similarly, keeping a track of all the medicines an elderly person has to consume several times a day, may appear to be more of a hassle as they grow older.
One of the times where the most assistance is required by the elderly as well as family members is postoperative care. Someone to take care of these issues, and provide help and assistance at the comfort of their home would resolve the hindrances that hamper their everyday life. With families becoming nuclear and long office hours kicking in, the elderly are often find themselves alone at home to fend for themselves. Their backaches, joint pains, demand attention and their fragile bones crave assistance. Family members constantly worry about them, often finding themselves helpless or having to make tough choices between work or caring for their parents and grandparents.
How to help them feel and get better!
Thankfully, there exists a third option. Trained nurses and health-care assistants take matters into their hands, providing the right kind of assistance for a specific condition. The health care assistants are properly trained under qualified professional nurses to assist elderly people with everyday activities. And what better place to be treated at or taken care of than your own home! From taking care of feeding at meal-times to giving medication at the right time to just talking to them or listening to their stories, healthcare assistants see to it that the elderly never feel alone.
HealthCare atHOME puts several quality checks in place and several training sessions which the nurses and healthcare assistants undergo, thereby ensuring that you receive nothing but the absolute best care for your loved ones.