If your senior is having trouble living on their own, you may work to provide them with all the assistance you can – during the day. Perhaps you or a hired assistant prepares their meals, does the housekeeping, or brings them to and from appointments. You may think you’re doing everything possible to make sure they’re happy, healthy, and safe. And in truth, you probably are. But what happens after you kiss them goodbye, turn out the lights, and lock the front door? They’re on their own for at least the next eight hours, and maybe more.
Unfortunately, this is often a hidden “danger zone” for seniors, especially those who are unsteady on their feet. Numerous falls occur during the middle of the night when seniors try to get out of bed and visit the restroom, or wake up disoriented. And of course, there are the myriad medical emergencies that could occur — such as a heart attack or stroke — that leave the senior no way to reach the phone or otherwise call for help.
You may not be able to watch over your loved one twenty-four hours a day, but there are those who can help: The Institute on Aging.
We help both you and your senior sleep soundly
Overnight assistance is an important thing to consider in a town like Portola Valley, where almost 27% of the population is comprised of seniors. And since the town is mostly made up of dense, wooded areas, it’s often difficult for seniors to navigate — especially at night. Therefore, driving is out of the question for most of them, whether it’s for a routine errand or dealing with an urgent situation.
The trained, licensed, and highly-qualified IOA home health aides are happy to look after your loved one during this time. All it takes is an extra bed, and in return you get an extra set of hands and a loving heart to protect your senior from unseen nighttime dangers. Our aides will always keep you informed of what happens during their shifts, so you never have to worry that not hearing from your senior means something bad has happened.
Does your senior live in the Portola Valley zip code of 94028? If so, IOA can provide them with services such as:
One phone call can start a conversation about Portola Valley senior home care
A good night’s sleep is irreplaceable, so if you’ve lost countless hours worrying over your loved one at night, help is on the way. Please contact the Institute on Aging at 415-750-4111 or 650-424-1411. 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.
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