In-home Care—The Houston Assisted Living Service You’re Looking For

Two-thirds of people over the age of 65 need help completing the tasks of daily living, either from special devices such as canes, scooters and bathroom grab bars or from another person, new research shows.

“If people are finding ways to successfully deal with their disability with help from devices or people, or they’re reducing their activity because of a disability, I think these groups are probably missed when we look at public health needs,” said study author Vicki Freedman.

Freedman and her colleagues found that 31 percent of adults older than 65 were able to take care of themselves with no assistance. About 25 percent were able to take care of themselves using some sort of assistive device, such as bathroom grab bars or a cane. Another 21 percent received help from other people, and 18 percent reported having difficulty completing daily tasks even with accommodations.

The percentage of seniors in the U.S. needing some form of assistance is staggering. According to the news excerpt above, which is taken from a recent HealthDay article by Serena Gordon, the figure stands at around 66 percent, or two-thirds of the entire senior population. If your elder loved ones are among those that need assistance in daily living, then finding the best senior living option for them should be one of your top priorities.

In-home Care—The Houston Assisted Living Service You’re Looking For

Houston assisted living services is one of the best options you’ll find for your dear ones. Assisted living is ideal for elders who need some assistance with daily activities, yet value their independence. A relatively new concept, the in-home care provided by these services has become the most preferred and fastest growing long-term care option for seniors.

Trusted Houston, TX assisted living service providers like Comfort Keepers meet with each resident and their family to discuss the appropriate care and service. These providers will then work with the family to create a service plan customized to suit the senior’s needs. The service plan may include help with grooming and personal hygiene, clothes selection and dressing, bathing and showering, assistance with eating, mobility, socialization, and medication and continence management.

Reputable assisted living service providers like Comfort Keepers screen and train their employees rigorously to ensure they have the qualities the task demands. Their skills are then fine-tuned through regular training as part of their continued commitment to serve the elderly in the most efficient way possible.

(Source: Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living, HealthDay, Dec. 12, 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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