Your dad had a stroke. He’ll always need a walker to help support him as he walks around. Your mom broke her hip and walks with a cane now. When mobility issues arise, your parent will need help around the home. Here are five senior care services that help your parent inside and outside the home.
When mobility is a problem, getting in and out of the shower is a huge problem. There’s already a higher risk of slipping on the wet floor. When a cane or walker is necessary, it increases the risk of falling.
With a caregiver on hand, your mom or dad have someone to offer support as they move from one area to the other. With a supportive arm to help them stay steady on their feet, they’ll gain confidence and move safely from a bed to a walker or wheelchair or shower and dress without fear.
Once mobility is affected, driving may no longer be safe. Your mom or dad doesn’t want to be stuck at home throughout the week. With a caregiver doing the driving, your parent still gets to go out. Caregivers can drive your parent to an appointment, to a local business, or to a senior center for group activities.
Purchasing groceries is a challenge when mobility is impacted. While most stores have motorized carts or wheelchair carts, it doesn’t solve the issue of reaching items on the highest shelf. With a caregiver helping out, your parent buys everything that’s needed. Your mom or dad also has help carrying the bags into the house and putting them away.
In many American homes, laundry rooms are not on the main floor. Many laundry rooms are in the basement. If your mom or dad needs a cane or walker to get around, carrying a laundry basket up and down stairs while also using a mobility aid is impossible.
Caregivers can do the laundry for your parent. The caregiver carries the laundry basket down and up the stairs, washes and dries the items, folds them and puts them away.
When a cane, walker, or wheelchair is needed for mobility, it can be hard to stand and chop foods, get items out of upper cupboards, and cook on the stove. A caregiver works with your parent to create appealing menus for meals and snacks, makes the food for them, and then sits with them while they eat.
Learn more about the other benefits seniors with mobility issues gain by hiring a senior care professional.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from senior care in Martinez, CA, contact the caregivers at A Better Living Home Care Agency. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care. Call 925-566-2366 for more information.