Whether you’re considering employing a home health aide for a senior you love, or if you are considering hiring one on your own behalf, the decision can be quite difficult to make. A home health aide is a trained, experienced individual who is brought into a home environment to care for individuals with disabilities, illnesses, or simple age-related reasons as a means to keep the individual in their own familiar home while still having a person available to assist them with the routines of daily living. A sense of independence is still maintained due to remaining at home, but the presence of an aide provides the added benefit of security and personal monitoring. If you’re still having second thoughts, consider our presentation of What A Home Health Aide Can Do For You.
- Daily Living Assistance: Whether it’s due to age, health, or disability, sometimes we all just need a little help getting things done. Home health aides are capable of assisting with everything from personal hygiene and grooming routines to making sure that medications are taken and a proper diet is being followed.
- Regular Social Interaction: Sometimes it’s just nice to have another human being nearby to talk to or to have a meal with. Aides aren’t just in your home to do a job, but to build a friendship with you, and in doing so can assist with staving off boredom and depression.
- Accountability: Forgetfulness happens, more so as we age, so another added benefit to having a home health aide is having someone nearby who gets to know you extraordinarily well, to the point where they know exactly what you need to do or where you need to go, and when. The aides can help you with remembering to take prescriptions, or making sure you get outside to take a walk after lunch if it’s part of your routine.
- Peace of Mind: It’s always nice to know that someone has your back, literally and figuratively. Home health aides are there to ensure that either you or your loved one is safe in every situation you encounter, and to provide a general sense of ease with their presence.
If you have further questions or comments for us, or if you would like to know more about the benefits of hiring a home health aide, please feel free to contact us here at our office at Apicon Home Health Agency by calling 512-982-4773 , or by calling our after hours line at 512-900-4785.