Elderly adults have a high risk of developing serious health issues. Whether it’s recovering from a planned or emergency surgery, a broken bone, chronic disease or simply age-related infirmaries, aging adults frequently struggle to recover on their own. For seniors who live alone, healing from a serious illness or injury can lead to an inability to properly care for themselves and their home. Family caregivers with an aging loved one that is looking at long-term healing at home should check out the services of elderly care providers.
Age-Related Health Issues and Elderly Adults
There are numerous health issues that are quite common in elderly adults. The need for in-home care depends a lot on what the senior is dealing with and what parts of the body might be affected. There are few serious health conditions that won’t require some in-home care, at least in the initial weeks of healing and recovery.
Here’s a list of some common health problems that seniors might develop where in-home elderly care providers might be beneficial:
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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Cancer treatment and recovery
Heart attack recovery
Sometimes seniors may only need a few weeks of in-home care, while other health issues require regularly scheduled elderly care providers for months or even years. Family caregivers can work with the elderly care provider to adapt the services as the needs of the elderly adult changes.
How Elderly Care Providers Can Help
When seniors have the time to rest without worrying about how they will manage those day-to-day tasks, they have a better chance of a more complete recovery. Elderly care providers are professionals with lots of experience in helping seniors find the balance of doing things for themselves when possible and stepping in to provide care. From laundry and cooking to cleaning and companionship, elderly care providers give valuable in-home service to aging adults who need time to heal.
For seniors, recovery or healing is more than just taking naps throughout the day. There are serious complication and effects on the body they need to work through, such as the after-effects of anesthesia, pain, side effects of pain medication, and possible infection. Other features of recovery include physical and occupational therapy, check-ups with the doctor and frustration at these major changes to their life. Elderly care providers can help alleviate much of the frustration and fear that comes with healing at home.
There are many common health conditions that may affect an aging adult that requires in-home care while they heal. These health issues often interfere with the senior’s abilities to focus on healing. Family caregivers that want to see their aging loved one heal well at home should not delay in arranging for an elderly care provider.
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of 1Heart Caregiver Services. Recently offering 1Heart franchise business opportunities to the public, Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its goal of making a positive difference in the homecare industry. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 25 years, with 15 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. She has been the recipient of several awards given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts, and entertainment. She has also been honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles, and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.