North Haven, CT – According to a recent AARP survey, “nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their own home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live. However, for older adults to age in place, their physical and service environment must be accommodating.” At Dependable Care homemakers and companions, we recognize the importance of independent living and strive to make life easier and safer so our clients can stay in their own homes.
Growing older does not have to mean a loss of independence. The following are some ways that seniors can remain independent as they age.
Create a Safe Environment at Home – Get rid of clutter and clear passageways free of cords (lamps, TV, curtains, oxygen hoses, etc.), excess furniture and any unnecessary items. Make sure hallways, major passageways, stairways and other traffic areas are well lit to help prevent falls. Install safety items that will aid in activities of daily living such as grab bars and non-slip mats in the bathroom and kitchen. Make sure items that are used frequently are in locations that are easy to access.
Stay Physically Active – It is important to remain active as you age to maintain independence. Reduced activity will result in weaker muscles and balance issues. Consider joining a fitness class to strengthen muscles and increase stability. Yoga, T’ai Chi and water aerobics are all good choices. Consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.
Get Help From a Professional Caregiver Service – Seniors or their family members can arrange for home health care services to provide at home care when more help is needed. Joseph Mut, owner of Dependable Care, goes to every initial consultation visit with a nurse. They evaluate the client to determine any safety concerns that exist and the level of care that is needed. A thorough safety assessment of client’s home is also done. Each client then gets a customized program to meet his/her needs and recommendations of safety devices that need to be obtained.
Dependable Care offers companion care, homemaker services, personal and live-in care plus specialized care for Alzheimer’s, arthritis, dementia and Parkinson’s. The personal care services include housekeeping, companionship, transportation and meal preparation. All the caregivers are carefully selected and extensively trained. A nurse provides all the training and field supervision, on-site evaluations and assessments for the caregivers and clients. Regular communication and 24-hour accessibility are two other benefits provided by Dependable Care.
Joseph Mut understands that finding the right care is not always easy. He said, “Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible and does not require a long-term commitment for our services. You do not need to sign a contract to begin services, but we have an agreement that spells out the expectations. We want you to use us only if you are satisfied. If you are uncertain about the value of home care, we encourage you to give us a try, even if it’s only for a month.”
For more information, contact Dependable Care at (203) 580-6260 or via email at info@DependableCareCT.com
Company Name: Dependable Care LLC
Contact Person: Joseph Mut III
Phone: (203) 580-6260
Address:266 State Street
City: North Haven
Country: United States