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4 Ways Personal Care Services can Help Improve Your Quality of Life

February 19, 2015

Sometimes it truly is the simple things in life that matter most, and that we occasionally take for granted. When speaking of the quality of life for seniors, a little extra help each and every day can go a long way towards maintaining peace of mind. Many seniors may be unaware of the assistance available to them when it comes to personal care. Below are just a few advantages to reaching out for a little extra help.

Keeping a Home Looking As Preferred

Range of motion may become an issue as we age, meaning that general cleaning tasks such as sweeping and mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and doing laundry may become too much. This leaves many seniors less likely to spend time and be social in their living space because they are not pleased with the appearance of their home. Social interaction is highly valuable no matter your age. A personal care facility takes care of this issue for their resident seniors, creating a friendly and welcoming living environment for all to enjoy. For those who believe they can remain in their home a little longer, home care organizations typically offer housekeeping services.

Staying Healthy From the Inside Out

A healthy home-cooked meal may be more challenging for seniors to prepare for themselves. Not only that, seniors may require modified diets, or have special dietary needs that require assistance to maintain. Personal care services will provide seniors with the nutrients they need to remain healthy and strong. Likewise, most home care organizations offer nutrition and meal preparation services.

Maintaining Hygiene for Health and Happiness

Mobility concerns can make it more challenging to shower and bathe on a daily basis, as well as manage many other hygiene tasks. Even if mobility is not an issue, the bathroom can become intimidating due to fall hazards. For seniors looking to decrease the risk of slipping and falling while bathing, reaching out to a personal care provider or home care company can help. Personal care allows seniors to conserve some of their energy, increases safety and helps ensure they maintain the level of hygiene they have become accustomed to. Even if help with hygiene is only short-term, or for wound care—maintaining hygiene is essential for happiness.

Peace of Mind for Loved Ones

Many of the personal-care services seniors require are needed while their family and friends are at work. Turning to a personal care professional provides seniors with the additional assistance they require, while giving their loved ones the peace of mind that their needs are being met during the day. Personal care services also allow seniors to maintain their independence, without feeling as if they are a burden to others.

For seniors in need of daily personal care, the few extra hours of care can go a long way in maintaining quality of life. With 24-hour nursing support, exceptional living facilities and a variety of daily activities for residents to choose from, the personal care services at Concordia Lutheran Ministries campuses are a great solution to improve a senior’s quality of life – as are the home care services of Concordia Visiting Nurses Private Duty. Throughout the years, Concordia has established itself as one of the largest, highest quality nonprofit providers of personal care in Pennsylvania and the Tri-State area. Discover how our personal care locations can help add ease and comfort to you or your loved one’s everyday standard of living by contacting us today!

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