The idea of seniors living independently is an important one for people in older age, as well as everyone who loves and cares for them.
After all, seniors don’t want something like age or medical issues to keep them from continuing to live in their homes by themselves as they always have.
At Senior Health Care Solutions, we want the same thing you want! And that is to help our seniors to continue living independently for as long as they can.
In this post, we will explain why it is so important for seniors to maintain their independence and how we can help with that through our short- and long-term rehabilitation.
Why Is Senior Independence So Important?
Senior independence is so vital in society because it deals with seniors’ dignity.
Being able to go on living as they have their whole lives, making all their decisions for themselves, is more than an expectation – it’s a right!
When seniors gradually encounter obstacles to that kind of independent living as they age–whether from medical problems, lack of socialization opportunities, or financial struggles–it can seem like the walls are closing in.
Fortunately, as we know well here at Senior Health Care Solutions, there are ways that family members can help seniors to maintain their cherished independence.
How Can Seniors Live Independently?
Seeing our seniors living independently is a goal for us as much as it is for you, their loved ones!
Whether your senior family member is seeing us for short- or long-term rehab, there are always things you can do to optimize seniors’ living spaces and make it less likely that they will fall or get hurt at home.
Some ways to help seniors live independently include:
- Renovating their home to have modern features
- Finding and removing tripping hazards
- Making it easy for them to access different items in their home
- Helping them to find safe, convenient clothing to wear, particularly if they have a physical disability
- Assisting them with using smart devices, such as an assistant that could call for emergency services if needed
- Enrolling them in short- and long-term nursing and rehabilitation centers to help with strength and mobility issues
All of this really depends on the individuals themselves. In some cases, these efforts will be enough to keep a senior living independently.
In other cases, such as great infirmity or financial hardship, a personal care residence may come down as the best option, and even then, helping seniors to stay as independent as possible is the ultimate goal.
How Senior Health Care Solutions Helps with Seniors Living Independently
Without assistance, many of these types of problems could be debilitating and prevent seniors from going on living in their homes alone.
With short- or long-term rehabilitation services, though, like we offer at Senior Health Care Solutions, seniors can gradually recover or improve their symptoms enough to continue living by themselves.
Our trained nurses, physical therapists, and others work with seniors every day to help them become physically stronger and more mobile, recover from injuries or surgery, and regain their overall independence.
Best of all, we offer outpatient and long-term care to suit your loved one’s situation. The overall goal is senior independence, but when that isn’t possible, we have the answers for you.
Learn About Our Solutions for Senior Living
Independence for seniors is often top of mind for our aging population and their younger family members, and rightfully so.
Senior Health Care Solutions is here to help. At our short- and long-term care facilities in Delaware Valley, Pottsville, Tower City, and Sayre, we will be there to help your elderly loved ones maintain or recover their independence to continue living in dignity.
You can contact us at our main office in Scranton at (570) 969-2188 or email us at email@example.com.