Home Care for Seniors Long Island NY
It’s not easy for you to sit around each day and do nothing. Even in your 70s you want to remain as active as possible, but you’ve had a minor setback recently. Maybe it was pneumonia, a minor heart attack, or some injuries sustained because you slipped going up or down the stairs.
You’ve been told by your doctor to rest. While that is certainly difficult for you to do, it’s obviously going to be essential to your recovery. So why can’t you do it?
Many people have a difficult time taking it easy and getting the proper amount of rest their doctor recommends, depending on their physical condition, health issues, injuries, surgery, or other factors.
For some people, they have a long list of things that need to be done and if they rest, nothing is going to get done and that list is just going to get longer and longer and longer. So what’s the option?
Before you talk about options, think about consequences.
What’s going to happen if you don’t rest and have at least two other serious health issues? What if you’re injured because you are not as strong or balanced as you were prior to this illness, surgery, or injury? It could lead to even more injuries and a lengthy recovery process.
It can also affect your overall health, leaving you without the ability to enjoy life the way you had previously.
What are your options now?
No matter your age, whether you live alone or not, you can consider home care as a viable option. Experienced home care aides are an invaluable resource for seniors and disabled adults, but they can also be a great way for other individuals to recover properly when their doctor tells them they need to rest.
Experienced caregivers understand the value of following doctor’s orders. They also understand how important it is for people to stay active and get things done around the house throughout the day. It could be laundry, preparing a meal, or light housecleaning. Whatever it is, when you hire through an agency, you will end up with a caregiver or team of home care aides to help you with almost all of those tasks.
That gives you the opportunity to sit back and rest so your body has enough time and energy to recover properly. That will give you a greater chance of getting back to the things you enjoy in life and that matter most, often much more quickly than if you just tried to take care of yourself without any outside assistance.