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Staying Aware of Stress Can Affect Safety for Seniors at Home

Senior Home Safety in Stamford CT

Senior Home Safety in Stamford CTStress can affect many aspects of life. It can also affect safety for seniors at home. Whether the elderly individual lives alone or not, if they are dealing with stress, they may not be getting proper sleep at night, may be worn out and fatigued during the day, and can even lose focus.

It is recommended that seniors pay attention to the stress they feel, its impact on their safety, and take the appropriate steps to remain safer within the comfort of their home.

Dealing with stress in a positive way.

An elderly person may be experiencing stress for many different reasons. He or she may have lost their spouse, good friends, or other significant loved ones in recent years. As people get older, the risk of losing loved ones increases.

The senior may feel isolated and alone, and if they had been living with somebody else for decades, that can be a difficult adjustment in life. It can create even more stress if that person is trying to figure out how to do things the other person had been doing for them.

The senior could be worried about his or her own health, the risk of slipping and falling, or what they might do in the event of an emergency.

All of these stressors can take a toll on the body and can increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke, getting sick, and more. The best way to deal with stress in a positive way is to have the right support on hand to alleviate the anxiety they might feel in taking on some basic tasks around the house.

The value of home care support.

An experienced home care aide can provide a great support system for any senior. The elderly client would know when the home care aide was going to show up, would be able to ask for support and assistance getting dressed, taking a shower, doing the laundry, or even preparing a meal or cleaning the house.

Home care is the most affordable option for seniors to stay safe and active. An ancillary benefit of home care support is that it can provide improved safety for seniors.

When a person knows a home care aide is going to be at their house at a certain time, whether it’s every day, every other day, or on a different schedule, they won’t have to worry so much about keeping up with certain aspects of daily life; that can reduce stress tremendously.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Stamford, CT please contact the caring staff at Fairfield Family Care at 203-295-3477.

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Valerie VanBooven RN BSN

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Valerie is a Registered Nurse and long-term care expert. She has published 4 books on caring for aging adults and is the Editor in Chief of HomeCareDaily.com and ApprovedSeniorNetwork.com
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