Now is the ideal time for you as a family caregiver to work with your parent to decide if moving is right for them, and to find their next home. There can be many benefits to moving your parent into a different home, ranging from helping them save money and giving them better safety through accessibility features, to bringing them closer to you or their medical team for more frequent and dedicated care. In order for them to get the most benefit from their new home, it is important to know that you have chosen the right house for them.
Some things to keep in mind when determining if you have chosen the right new house for your aging parent include:
Does it fit comfortably into their finances?
- Is it in a location where they feel comfortable and safe?
- Does their new neighborhood have senior-friendly features such as sidewalks and easy access to public transportation?
- Is the home large enough for your parent to feel comfortable and not cramped, and to accommodate the belongings they need?
- Does the home have features that could be dangerous for your parent, such as too many steps?
- Does the home have features that your parent needs to be safe, such as effective lock systems, or is there the capacity to add them?
- Does the home have features that your parent needs to navigate and use their home, such as extra lighting, or is there the capacity to add them?
- Is the home in a neighborhood where your parent feels comfortable, safe, and welcome?
- Is the new home at an acceptable distance from you, their medical team, and other destinations they need for their health?
- Is the new home at an acceptable distance from needs such as grocery stores?
Starting home care services for your aging parent can be a fantastic way to enhance their quality of life, and help them to maintain a fulfilling lifestyle as they age in place. These highly personalized services of a home care services provider are specifically tailored to your parent’s individual needs, challenges, and limitations. This care provider will also keep in mind your parent’s personality, preferences, and goals.
This creates a care approach that is individualized, respectful, and designed to encourage independence, activity, and health. Some of the services a home care services provider can offer your aging parent includes safe and reliable transportation, medication reminders to keep them compliant, meal preparation, assistance with activities of daily living, personal needs care support, companionship, and more.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Naples FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065.
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.