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3 Ways Home Care Services Can Help Keep Your Senior Veteran Safe

Care for Aging Veterans in Bristol, CT

Care-for-Aging-VeteransElderly veterans often face many of the same challenges other seniors have to contend with. Most of the safety issues may be directly related to a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or stroke, or simply the product of aging.

What happens when we age.

As people get older their bodies begin to change. The elderly veteran may be religious about physical fitness. He could be working out every single day for at least an hour at a time. He may have been doing this since his time in the service. However, as he gets older it will become more and more difficult for him to get through those workouts, maintain the muscle he built, and more.

Home care services is certainly something every aging veteran should talk about or at least consider. Safety is also essential.

Here are three ways a home care provider can help keep your senior veteran safe in and out of their home.

1. Assistance navigating stairs.

Many seniors live in homes that have stairs either leading up to a bedroom, or leading down to a basement where the washer and dryer are. Senior veterans may have suddenly realized they are no longer comfortable taking their laundry down the stairs, and a home care provider can certainly help ease that fear by doing it for them. In addition, they can be available in the evenings, early mornings or any other time they are needed to help a senior veteran up the stairs to their room.

 

2. Transportation to doctor’s appointments and other activities. 

While your elderly veteran may feel they can still drive a car safely, you and your family members may have other ideas. You’ve noticed small scratches on the car, know that their eyesight is diminished, and are aware that their reaction time is slower. These are all reasons to consider a home care provider to take over the driving for them.

3. Cooking nutritious meals safely.

 

Reduced eyesight, loss of taste and smell, forgetfulness and more are all aspects of aging that may make your elderly veteran’s time in the kitchen more dangerous. A home care provider can take over the meal prep responsibilities, keeping your senior veteran from a possible fire or slip-and-fall accident, for example. In addition, the meals that they prepare will also be nutritious and balanced, which helps ensure that your senior veteran is eating healthfully.

For veterans of all ages, when they have a need for support, professional home care can help them remain safer and more comfortable.

If you or an aging loved one are considering care for aging veterans in Bristol, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Bristol at 860-597-3924.

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Sandy Fiorito

Director of Care Services at SYNERGY HomeCare of Greater Bristol
Sandy Fiorito RN, is the Director of Care Services at Synergy Homecare of Greater Bristol.Sandy has been a nurse for over 35 years with a wide range of experience in hospital settings.Most recently she was the head nurse for the medical component at the Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village School.Sandy’s skills as a nurse are a great asset to Synergy clients because she is able to successful bridge the non-medical care with the skilled care aspects of a client’s needs.

What our clients say most is that they come to rely on Sandy’s calm assurance when they discuss the plans to keep their loved ones at home.They also love her calm way with their elderly parents as they make the sometimes difficult transition to having to acknowledge the need to have help.

Sandy loves to work on her flowers in the yard and golf.The rest of her free time is spent with her three grandchildren.