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How In-Home Care Can Help Your Senior Parent Live Independently

In-home care helps aging seniors maintain their independence.
In-home care helps aging seniors maintain their independence.

If your senior parent wants to live independently as they age, but you’re worried about their ability to care for themselves, in-home care is a great solution. When seniors have in-home care they get help with the tasks that are difficult for them to do. And you have the peace of mind of knowing that your senior parent isn’t alone when you can’t be there.

Even though most seniors would rather live in the home they love as they age, the reality is that aging can make it very difficult to do the household tasks that must be done to maintain a home. However, having a care provider visit regularly to help with those tasks can allow your senior parent to continue living where they want to live.

Some of the ways that in-home care can help your senior parent live independently for as long as they want are:


Helping With Household Management

A care provider can help your senior parent make a shopping list, set up medication reminders, figure out when medications need refilled, and order them. If your senior parent orders groceries online, a care provider can help them place the order. Many of the small tasks that are part of managing a household can be overwhelming for seniors. With the help of an in-home care provider, they are better able to do those tasks.


Medication Reminders

If your senior parent tends to forget their medications, an in-home care provider can set up medication reminders and remind them in person when they need to take their pills. They can also make sure that your senior parent takes medications with food or milk if necessary so that they don’t get an upset stomach or other side effects.


Meal Preparation

Cooking is something that most people take for granted. But as seniors get older, it can get more difficult for them to hold a pot full of water or carry a jug of milk from the refrigerator to the table. Many fine muscle movements used in preparing food, like basting, dicing, slicing, and stirring, can be painful for seniors with poor grip strength, arthritis, or other medical problems. With in-home care seniors will have someone in the kitchen with them to help them prepare delicious and nutritious meals.



In-home caregivers can help with household chores such as cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, and dusting. Keeping the home clean and sanitary will help protect your senior parent and give them a pleasant and comfortable place to live.



One of the drawbacks of living independently for seniors is that it can be lonely. But with an in-home care provider who visits regularly, your senior loved one won’t become isolated or lonely. They will have a friend with whom they can talk, share meals, and run errands.



If you or an aging loved one are considering In-Home Care in St. Louis, MO, please contact the caring staff at Pear Tree Home Care today! (314) 942-9411

Pear Tree Home Care Provides Senior Home Care Services in St. Louis, Ladue, Chesterfield, Town and Country, Clayton, Des Peres, St. Charles, Wildwood, Brentwood, Maryland Heights, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Arnold, Oakville, Mehlville, Creve Coeur, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Warren County, Jefferson County, and surrounding areas.

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