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Staying Active, Even During Winter, with Home Care Support

Home Care Options for Seniors in Fairfield CT

Home Care Options for SeniorsThere’s a tendency for most people to be significantly less active during winter than in the summer months. This is commonly the result of having fewer outdoor activities to participate in. For seniors, it’s important to stay active throughout the year, whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Relying on an experienced caregiver can offer valuable support to the senior, both emotional and physical. First, let’s discuss the emotional aspects of home care support.

It’s easy to underestimate how vital having somebody there to emotionally support an elderly individual can be. For seniors who live alone, it can feel isolating. They may have lost their driver’s license, their ability to visit with friends, and even the opportunity to take part in various activities throughout town.

When a home care aide stops by to visit the senior every day, usually at the same time, it can help lift spirits. Just that little emotional boost can inspire the senior to begin looking into other activities they might be able to enjoy.

Now, with regard to physical support, there may have been numerous activities the senior used to enjoy but can no longer do because they have less strength in their body. Being unable to run, walk up and down stairs safely, and do other things can cause somebody to give up just about everything they used to enjoy.

With a home care aide providing support, it can allow the senior the opportunity to begin looking at various activities they might find of interest. During the winter, the number of activities may seem to decline, but during nice weather when it is safe outside, a trip to the park can be a great activity that also provides exercise.

Visiting an art gallery or museum can be highly beneficial because it not only gets the senior out of the house and provides exercise, it can also offer mental stimulation which is vital for a strong memory and even reducing the risks of developing certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

While family members and friends may be providing basic support for an elderly individual, in order to truly inspire the senior to build a high quality of life and stay as active as possible, it’s a good idea to begin looking into home care services.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care options in Fairfield, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.

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Jay Kiley

Jay Kiley has spent over well over 30 years providing world class customer service to clients around the world. Whether it was during his career in banking as asenior officer with Fortune 500 companies or working with some of the wealthiest people in the world with the Superyacht Rigging Company he owned with his brother; customer service was and is first and foremost.

As the Regional Developer of SYNERGY HomeCare in Connecticut for the past several years Kiley again puts the customer’s needs first. Working with the four five SYNERGY HomeCare Connecticut offices, Danbury, Bristol, Stamford, East Haven and Fairfield, which he owns with his wife of 34 years,Laurie, he has lead the SYNERGY CareTeam to tremendous growth and continued success. Knowing first hand how health, aging and memory care issues can take a toll on a family, he is a very hands-on owner. He makes his cell phone available to all clients and their families providing more than just care, Kiley provides solutions to his client’s care needs and peace of mind to their family.

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