Comforts of Home: Elderly Needs Met by Houston Home Care Services

When an elderly loved one has to deal with chronic conditions and limitations in their ability to care for themselves, many families start thinking about putting the senior in an elderly care facility. This is especially true for children who are busy with their own activities, including their jobs and their own families.

Older People

Indeed, the right establishment can provide seniors with the medical, physical, and even social attention they need. However, many studies have shown that seniors who spend their retirement years in such facilities are lonelier, and are thus more prone to medical and psychological conditions.

A blog post by Judith Graham in The New York Times talks about the results of studies which show what makes seniors happy in their advanced years:

“When we’re young and believe we have a long future ahead, the authors found, we prefer extraordinary experiences outside the realm of our day-to-day routines. But when we’re older and believe that our time is limited, we put more value on ordinary experiences, the stuff of which our daily lives are made.

Why? For young people trying to figure out who they want to become, extraordinary experiences help establish personal identities and are therefore prized, said Amit Bhattacharjee, the lead author of the study and a visiting assistant professor of marketing at Dartmouth College. As people become more settled, ordinary experiences become central to a sense of self and therefore more valued.”

The family of the elderly should thus consider at home care for their loved one. If assistance is needed, they can turn to reliable Houston home health care providers, who can provide the aid the elderly needs to continue living a full life in the familiarity of their own homes.

The care of family is also known to be very important to the elderly’s well-being. While this may take a toll on the primary caregiver, the latter can call on Houston home care providers like Comfort Keepers® of Sugar Land, TX, to provide the needed respite care.

(Source: What Makes Older People Happy, NYTimes.com, Published 11 February, 2013)

About D. Flenaugh

Demetrius Flenaugh is a 20 year U.S. Army Veteran and is experienced and highly qualified in addressing the home health care needs and concerns of seniors. His passion for helping others led him to volunteer with various organizations throughout his military career.
After spending the better part of the last 20 years moving from one assignment to another, he decided that moving to Sugar Land, TX provided an excellent opportunity to grow his family and serve his community. His dedication to providing quality, in-home care enables him to have a direct impact on enhancing the quality of life of seniors and other adults who need assistance with the activities of daily living.
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