According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. In fact, the report goes on to say that even if they begin to need day-to-day assistance or ongoing healthcare, 82% of all seniors still want to remain at home.
The implications of that are huge for their children and those who are caring for aging parents, especially if the caregiver is watching from a distance away. The reality is that even those caregivers who are only a few miles away can’t manage their own homes, jobs and families and provide the attention and care for an elderly loved one who is aging in place. And that creates a great emotional and physical strain on everyone.
The effects of the strain are seen in higher stress rates, high blood pressure, heart disease and other chronic illnesses for the sandwich generation – those caught between their children and family and their parents’ needs.
The importance of resources and services is going to continue to grow as the aging population explodes. Senior health will be part of the equation, not only talking about the quality of life for the elderly but for aging caregivers, too.
Elderly loved ones want to stay in their homes and caregivers want to make them happy, but there are so many problems. The main problem we hear about here at Keeping In Touch Solutions is “we can’t always be there.” In fact, just making a call to check in with mom or grandma is tough with the demands of work and family. It’s made even more difficult when Mom’s schedule and routine doesn’t sync with her daughter’s.
One of the ways aging in place can be successful is through a daily check-in program like Keeping In Touch Solutions. Our Care Callers are there every day. Their call to your aging parent doesn’t replace calls from you – nothing could do that – but it does provide peace of mind for you knowing Mom is safe at home.
The worries of a caregiver with an elderly loved aging in place one are many:
There are so many facets of ensuring a good quality of life for elderly loved ones. With a daily check in for seniors, caregivers know that Mom is okay. If Mom doesn’t answer the phone, there are protocols in place that go into action immediately.
Caring for aging parents is not easy, so take advantage of the services and resources that are available and will help you manage. We know from our clients how well it works because they tell us.
Don’t think you have to do it all and all by yourself. We are here to help.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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