Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, it’s time to return to familiar routines and the coziness of the winter season. For many, this holiday may have included visiting with aging parents after missing out on cherished holiday time together last year due the COVID-19 pandemic. After a long physical separation, many used their visits to view and assess their parents’ living situation to determine how well they were functioning independently at home. Often this assessment indicated safety issues or the need for other assistance to keep them safe.
Talking with an aging parent or other family member about getting help at home can be a difficult conversation for both of you. But, talking about the need for support at home doesn’t have to be one long conversation. Instead, when the moment is right, think about addressing the issue into everyday conversation. Then suggest small changes that will keep them safe, comfortable, and able to maintain their independence. And, Boston Senior Home Care can help. We offer a variety of programs and services designed to help older adults remain safe and independent in their place of choice. For example:
- If you or someone you care for needs help at home, we can help you with personal care services, home-delivered meals, home safety modifications and more. Learn more.
- Do you or does your loved one need help paying for groceries? We can help determine if you qualify for SNAP food benefits. Learn more.
- Perhaps now is the time to look into long-term services and supports to keep your parent or family member safe and healthy at home. Learn more.
All of us at Boston Senior Home Care wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy new year!