Sugar Land TX, Home Health Services Provide Care and Companionship

Sometimes the level of care that an elderly family member needs is more than what a family can provide, particularly if the elderly has to deal with medical conditions. It is never easy to admit that a parent you looked up to for help and nurturing has become susceptible to sickness and harm, and is now in need of your help.

Snowbound Elderly

However, such is how life often goes, and in most cases, there will come a time when children will have to look after the safety of an elderly loved one. Sugar Land, TX home health providers can help family caregivers provide their seniors with the right care the latter will need to continue living a full life in the comfort of their own homes.

Sometimes even healthy elderly need company. A human face, voice, and touch, are some of the simplest needs of a person. An article on the New York Times talks about seniors’ needs not only for assistance in their routines, but for companionship as well, particularly during dreary winter seasons:

Mr. Weston, a former New York police officer who went to Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, is stoic about spending so much time alone in his apartment. At 69, he has had strokes, and diabetes led to wheelchair use. “I was born alone, I’ll die alone,” he said, his speech awkward because of the strokes. “In between if I get company I appreciate it.”

Many families tend to overlook the social needs of the elderly and focus on their medical needs more. Isolation can be particularly difficult to the elderly and the infirm, and cause their physical and mental states to deteriorate faster.

Reputable Sugar Land, TX at home health services, like Comfort Keepers® of Sugar Land, TX, ensure that the caregivers sent to take care of your elderly are no strangers, and have been trained to provide the warm and caring assistance that most seniors need. Likewise, these establishments conduct background checks and drug tests on all their employees, ensuring that only qualified and trustworthy caregivers work with your loved ones.

(Source: For Snowbound Elderly in Suburbs, a Season of Isolation, Joseph Berger, Lisa Foderaro, NYTimes.com, Published 14 February, 2014)

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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