Jul 6, 2017 by Katie Fielmann
You may have heard seniors or those in the home health services field talk about "aging with dignity" and wondered what they were referring to. In the simplest sense, aging with dignity is the ability to grow older while maintaining one's freedom, independence, and quality of life regardless of the physical, emotional, or cognitive challenges that are faced. Since three out of four seniors over 65 years of age will require some degree of long-term care, it is no wonder that aging with dignity is such an important topic of conversation.
Comfort Keepers home health services’ primary goal is to help seniors age with dignity. In fact, the very foundation of care is helping seniors remain independent in the comfort and convenience of their own homes while maximizing their quality of life. To accomplish this, Comfort Keepers starts with a conversation. After all, what is dignified and essential to one may be quite different from the expectations of another.
Comfort Keepers home health care services range from light housekeeping and laundry to meal preparation, medication management, and local transportation. Personal care is available, including eating assistance, toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing. Comfort Keepers also specializes in short-term care, including hospital to home transitions for those who simply need help overcoming a sudden injury, illness, or medical procedure.
Since an important part of aging with dignity is social, Comfort Keepers goes well beyond physical caregiving tasks. Their trademarked support program known as interactive caregiving ensures seniors are engaged in meaningful social, emotional, and cognitive interactions with their care providers. By taking a genuine interest in the senior's safety and well-being, caregivers develop a relationship that adds value to the senior's life.
Another part of aging with dignity is privacy. Even when seniors require a high degree of supervision, as occurs with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, Comfort Keepers can maximize a senior's privacy and dignity. By incorporating technology such as pressure pads, motion sensors, and personal safety devices, a senior can be kept safe while still being able to maintain their personal space.
In short, there are many aspects of aging with dignity. With Comfort Keepers home health services, your senior loved one can benefit from all of them.