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4 Reasons Older Adults require Long-Term Home Care

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on

At some point during their lives, many seniors will need long-term care while living at home. Here are the top 4 reasons why your senior loved one might need this type of care at some point. 

1. Chronic Diseases 

Health and quality of life can be impacted heavily due to a chronic illness. Therefore, seniors living with chronic diseases will often need care around the clock. Long-term home care can help your loved one prevent sickness, disabilities, and even death due to a chronic disease. Some of the chronic diseases seniors are at high risk for include:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Lung disease 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis 
  • Glaucoma 

2. Cognitive Impairment 

Experiencing changes in cognition can have a negative effect on your loved one’s behavior. If he or she has difficulty remembering simple things or requires 24-hour supervision, long-term care inside of the home may be the best choice. In addition to providing special communication techniques and help managing difficult behaviors, long-term Westport, CT, dementia care may be necessary to help your loved one accomplish daily activities and prevent injuries.

3. Disability 

A large percentage of seniors require long-term care for a physical disability. A lack of physical function can reduce your loved one’s ability to live independently and prevent him or her from walking, dressing, doing housework, and even eating a simple meal without assistance. However, a professional live-in caregiver in Westport can help him or her manage these and other tasks. 

4. Strokes

Almost 75 percent of people who experience strokes are over age 65. The causes of strokes among seniors include lack of socialization, poor eating habits, and low physical activity. If your loved one is a stroke survivor, long-term Westport elder home care can help him or her recover and live a higher quality life. The care and companionship your loved one receives from a caregiver can also increase his or her chances of preventing a second stroke.

If your loved one needs long-term home care, reach out to Westport Home Care Assistance. Our compassionate and dedicated caregivers are available around the clock to assist with a wide array of tasks, including bathing, exercise, cooking, medication reminders, and transportation. Call us today at 203-955-1915 to find out how our in-home care services can enhance your loved one’s quality of life.