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Being Active in Those ‘Golden Years’ Is Great, as Long as It’s Safe

Senior Home Safety in Princeton NJ

The Golden Years are often referred to as the retirement years of a person’s life. These are the years when they should be able to enjoy life a bit more. They’re no longer working, they may be able Senior-Home-Safety-in-Princeton-NJto travel, see places they always wanted to visit, and even spend more time with friends and family.

As a senior approaches their Golden Years, they may have certain ideas of what they want to do and how things will work out for them. What they may not count on, though, is the change in their physical capabilities, their strength, their agility, and even their balance.

Limited strength, a loss of balance, and having more difficulty walking up and down stairs can increase the risk of slipping and falling. That means safety should always be a major concern for every elderly individual, whether they feel just fine or not.

A person who is 75 is not going to have the same strength and agility they had when they were 45 or even 55. They may not feel much different, even though the reflection in the mirror belies a significant change from those younger years.

Seniors are often encouraged to remain as active as possible, even after certain health issues, such as a heart attack, stroke, or major surgery. In fact, staying active is one of the best ways to get exercise on a regular basis. It’s also a great way to maintain a higher quality of life.

Staying active is wonderful for seniors who are moving through their Golden Years, but being active for activity’s sake is one thing; being safe while doing that activity is something else entirely.

Seniors should always pay close attention to their physical capabilities and limitations. They should understand the challenges they face every day with regard to their physical body. If they don’t, they could put themselves unwittingly in a potentially dangerous situation.

Safety for any senior at home should be a top priority, but that doesn’t mean they should give up things they enjoy. They might have to take certain provisions to remain safe.

One such provision could be hiring a home care aide to support them and make sure they remain safe while they pursue these activities that are so important to them. A home care aide can be hired for just two hours a day at a minimum to full-time, around-the-clock care, if needed.

It’s one of the best ways to maintain safety for any senior at home, regardless of what they wish to continue doing and enjoying in life.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home care services in Princeton, NJ or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information.

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Teresa Sajkowski, RN BSN CHPN

Trust Owners Teresa & Vincent Sajkowski with all of your home care needs. Independence Home Care was founded in 2010 by Teresa, Vincent and their family who have a combined total of over 75 years of professional Home Care experience. Together we have created Independence Home Care to improve Home Health Care and to allow our clients to remain Independent in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

With the owners of the company directly involved in the care for our clients, we provide a more compassionate hands-on-approach. We pride ourselves on hard work, honesty, and communication. Independence Home Care is truly unique in the services we provide when compared to other franchised and big business organizations.

Independence Home Care is one of New Jersey’s largest non-franchised, family owned home care agency.

We promote health and independence for all our clients while offering support and respite for their loved ones. We understand the need for independence and importance of meeting this basic need. Our caregiver’s can provide you with the quality of life you deserve.

We not only provide you with a carefully selected caregiver to match you or your loved one, we also continue to be involved and provide specific additional care without any extra costs, such as Registered Nurse Case Supervision, 24-hour On-Call, and Specialized Alzheimer and Dementia training and much, much more.

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