Individuals’ living in the 1940’s had an average life expectancy of approximately 60 years. In 2014, that has grown to almost 80 years! This large increase is accomplished through healthier living, vastly improved medical care and a more positive economy. But there are also ramifications for living longer. Who will care for these individuals?
The elder care industry has exploded in the past decade due to the longer life cycle and more people's preference not to be placed in a care facility. It should not come as a surprise that most people want to live in their own home for as long as possible. But one of the consequences of aging at home is the risk of becoming home bound and missing out on social interaction.
Home Careolina can prevent this from happening.
We treat our clients like friends, not patients. We look for skills that they can still manage and encourage them to be independent in those areas.
Encouragement and praise is also incorporated into each care visit. Self-worth does not end at 65, it stays with you for life and we encourage every client to participate in the activities that they can still enjoy, thus improving one’s self esteem.
Our caregivers are positive cheerleaders for them and our clients look forward to their visits. I personally feel that an engaging conversation is a practice in healthy living. Boredom is a major issue for many seniors and we address it head on with a variety of engaging activities that are specially developed for the abilities and desires of the individual person.
As we live longer, we should all strive to live more meaningful lives! Let Home Careolina help your mom or dad continue to add value to their lives....at home.