Home Care in East Haven CT
Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. It begins on Sunday, March 13th and that is when many parts of the United States will be setting their clocks forward one hour. It’s that ‘spring ahead, fall back’ routine that we go through every single year. Some parts of the country don’t observe Daylight Savings Time, such as Arizona, but for the rest of us, it’s an important thing to keep in mind, especially for any senior who may be relying on home care support.
Whenever there is a change in the clocks, it means there will be an eventual shift in what time a person takes their prescription medications, and they also have to keep in mind various appointments and other important times in the week following Daylight Savings Time.
For seniors who may be living alone and dealing with a number of challenges, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional, a home care aide can provide great support, companionship, and that can have a positive influence on the rest of their life. If the senior relies on a home care aide on a daily basis, they will need to be aware of Daylight Savings Time so they can make their adjustments with their clocks. Then they won’t think the caregiver is showing up an hour late.
If the senior is not aware of this time change or forgets all about it, he or she may be waiting around at a time when the home care aide is scheduled to show up and, if that caregiver does not arrive at that time, or 15 minutes or 30 minutes later, it can cause the senior to begin trying to do things on their own that they would usually be getting physical support and assistance to do.
This can be incredibly important for those seniors who require assistance getting up and down stairs, getting out of bed and getting dressed, or even bathing. By making the senior aware of Daylight Savings Time and possibly even helping him or her move their clocks forward an hour, it will help them be more prepared the next day for the home care aide’s arrival.
It’s easy to take this time change for granted, especially when it is so easy to watch the news and be reminded that it is coming, but for seniors who may not be connected to social media, who may not watch the news frequently, or don’t have access to other information, it’s an important topic to remember.
We understand the challenges, both physically and mentally, that are involved in caring for aging parents, as we have had our own personal experiences, and are aware of the demands it places on family members as they endeavor to maintain their own household/lives. We are very passionate about maintaining the integrity of the workers and the dignity of the clients. We strive to make aging and healing a beautiful part of life and realize the importance of staying in ones home to achieve this. Whatever age requires the service.....'There is no place like home'.
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