In Home Supportive Services In Durham, NC
Comfort keepers in home supportive services include access to transportation as needed for seniors
One of the biggest difficulties faced by seniors in our busy world is when they must give up driving and have no way to take care of their needs outside their home. It happens to most seniors at some point, that time when their reaction times or eyesight makes it safe for them to give the driving over to someone else. The problem with this is that it can cause a number of different problems in your loved one’s ability to live well and stay healthy. Family may not be available to help your loved one meet all their needs and many seniors hate to ask and would rather silently suffer instead. Unfortunately, the freedom of transportation is tied to so many important needs, so a better way to approach this problem is with in home supportive services available in Durham, NC through Comfort Keepers.
Understanding the Transportation Needs of a Senior
It is first important to understand why we make transportation a part of all our in home supportive services. Transportation is not simply a luxury, but a means by which seniors get many of their needs met. In our society, access to many of the most basic needs seniors have requires the ability to get places either by vehicle or public transportation. Public transportation may not be available, or it may not be an option depending on your loved one’s health. Safety also becomes a big issue, when seniors are traveling on their own.
To thrive seniors must have access to food, medical care, medications, and other essentials. These can only be obtained by having some sort of access to transportation. Comfort Keepers works these trips into our customized care plans to ensure that your loved one has all the essentials to keep them health and well cared for.
Just as importantly and most overlooked is the need for seniors to get out and enjoy life. Isolation is a big problem for seniors and can have a serious impact on senior health. The ability to socialize with friends, visit senior centers, and attend events can help improve your loved ones physical and mental health. Going shopping for new clothes or going out to get a haircut can help boost self-esteem. In home supportive services are often seen as a way to get basic needs met, at Comfort Keepers we see it as a way to help seniors live their best lives possible.
Let Us Help Your Loved One Enjoy Life to Its Fullest
Comfort Keepers offers a full range of in home supportive services including transportation. If you would like to learn more about our care services, please contact us online at any time or give us a phone call during business hours at (919) 504-2473 for more information. We also offer free in-home consultations, so you can get a better idea of the services we can offer get a look at our customized recommendations and plans for your senior.