Eyesight and hearing are two of the most common problems that seniors will face as they age. Not every elderly individual will experience any type of hearing loss, just as not every person will lose their sight (or their ability to see as clearly as they did during their youth). However, for those who are experiencing some sort of hearing loss or vision problems, home care services can help in a number of ways.
First, home health care services would be able to assist the elderly individual adjust to their new ‘reality.’ It’s important to think about any significant hearing loss or vision problems as a new reality. Even though there are corrective lenses and hearing aids, these don’t always bring a person back to their previous abilities.
Home health care services can be there to assist with daily care needs and to help the elderly patient adjust to the changes that he or she is experiencing as a result of the hearing or vision loss.
Second, home health care services would be able to note whether the corrective measures that have been prescribed by the elderly patient’s doctors are working. This type of caregiver would be there with the patient on a regular and consistent basis, so they will note whether there has been any noticeable improvement or if they suspect that there may be issues that need to be addressed.
Third, this level of in-home care would be able to work with the elderly individual on coping with these new limitations. Perhaps the elderly individual is no longer able to drive and requires someone to help them get to the store for food, or to medical appointments. Perhaps if the vision loss is significant, they will need assistance getting around their own home. If it’s a hearing loss problem, then this could require more help with answering the phone, using closed captioning on their favorite television programs, and other aspects.
Home health care services covers a wide range of services that are designed to improve the quality of life and care that an elderly individual receives at home. This could also include certain types of therapy.
If you know someone who is struggling with vision or hearing loss, home care services may very well be able to help them continue to live safely within their own. Contact an agency within your area to find out specifically what they can do to help the elderly individual.
If you have an aging loved one who needs professional home care services, or are considering home care services for yourself call Harmony Home Health and talk to our care staff. They will be attentive to your situation, and provide clear and immediate options to help you deal with the difficulties you face. Harmony Home Health provides services for the greater Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties including: Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Cameron Park, Placerville and surrounding areas. For more information and a FREE assessment CALL (916) 933-9777.