When it’s time for your elderly family member to move to a new home, you might want to think about some specific issues. Keeping these issues in mind can help you to find just the right space.
Location, Location, Location
Location is the most important part of real estate, which makes it one of the most important factors in where your senior lives. Is it close to where she shops normally, to her doctor, or to you? There may be a variety of different things or people that your senior would optimally like to live closer to, so it’s important to factor all of that in.
Safety is a massive concern, as well. For your senior, this might mean that she lives in a single-story dwelling. Or it might mean that instead of carpet, she’s got vinyl flooring that isn’t slippery. Hand rails in the bathroom are also a nice touch and they’re something that you can add if you need to. Safety is also something to look at in terms of the neighborhood. If the neighborhood makes your senior uncomfortable, it might not be the right one for her.
Little or No Maintenance Issues
As your senior ages, keeping up with home maintenance as well as regular housekeeping tasks can be increasingly difficult. Other considerations, like whether she’s able to do laundry on-site or has to clean her clothes elsewhere can also be a big deal. That’s not really home maintenance, but it’s a factor in her being able to maintain her life. Her new space needs to take all of that into consideration. When it’s much easier for your elderly family member to live somewhere that will be a huge bonus for her.
Help Always Helps
Chances are that you help your elderly family member as much as you can already and other family members might be able to help some, too. But having help from home care providers can be the most beneficial type of help of all. They can make household tasks easier, help your senior to eat healthy meals, and serve as companions during the day.
If you and your elderly family member have decided that it’s time to move to another home, it’s really important that the new living situation is the right one for your aging adult. That new living situation might be with you or it might be in another home of her own. Regardless, it’s vital that she’s safe and secure in that new home.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Naples FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065.
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.
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