Home care at your own pace, life on your own terms
Perhaps nothing shakes our sense of self-control so much as the changes that occur as we age. Where we used to accomplish things with ease, even daily tasks like opening jars or taking baths become more difficult. The proud father you know who mowed the lawn on weekends may now have trouble simply crossing a room. The mother who remembered everyone’s birthday with special cards perhaps can no longer recall which prescriptions to take at which times. Clearly, the effects of aging are nearly as disconcerting on those caring for seniors as the senior themselves. Sometimes, you can all be left feeling lost, alone, and helpless.
This may be the case in a town like Atherton, where just over 7% of the population is made up of senior citizens. And since a goal of this incorporated town is to maintain the combination of rural, thickly-wooded, and open spaces, getting to services often means seniors must travel to nearby towns and cities. Having a car is probably one of the ultimate symbols of power, and when the elderly have given up their licenses due to challenges, they may lose both self-esteem and self-reliance.
The Institute on Aging believes in allowing an individual as much freedom as possible when it comes to receiving care. We tailor our approach to each of our seniors, letting them perform as much or as little self-care as they are able, progressing at whatever level they feel most comfortable.
Preserving self-reliance with a caring agency
If it’s simply a matter of navigating Atherton’s spaces, open roads, or the distance between errands and appointments, our escorted transportation service can easily take care of that. But IOA offers so much more. Whether a senior needs a helping hand a few hours a week, or wants to put off facility-living indefinitely with a 24-hour home health aide, the IOA customizes its approach to their circumstances.
And one of the most impressive things about our agency is how it grows with your senior. As their circumstances change, so does IOA’s recommendations and interventions for them – always keeping their wishes and lifestyle at the forefront. We encourage your senior to make the decisions whenever possible, because they know what is best for their life.
Outstanding senior home care in Atherton
If your senior wishes to remain independently in their home, the following IOA services in the 94027 zip code may be able to help:
Atherton senior home care: being on your own doesn’t mean being alone
The Institute on Aging knows that the ideal plan for self-sufficiency means accepting help only when it’s needed. Please contact the Institute on Aging
. Our client service specialists are available to address your questions and concerns, and assist you in deciding on the right course of action to help the special senior in your life.