Perhaps the only thing harder than aging is watching someone you love struggle with the issues aging can present. You may be witnessing your once-hardy dad or extremely capable mom becoming older and frailer, limiting their ability to care for themselves. It can be especially frustrating if their declining independence won’t allow them the freedom to drive a car or access services themselves the way they once did. Unfortunately, individuals whose chronic conditions or consequences of aging squelch independence face more than discouragement and frustration. In fact, the lack of access to services can have grave consequences for their health and well-being.
This issue comes up often in places like Saratoga. When public transportation suitable for the elderly is limited – or the senior can no longer navigate it as well as they used to – their situation can quickly turn dire. That’s where the Institute on Aging (IOA) comes in. We are here to provide the help your senior needs, while at the same time allowing them to live life on their own terms and in their own homes.
Helping seniors maintain their independence
Long-term care has its place in the spectrum of health facilities, but the truth is, most seniors would prefer to stay in their own residences. Many are under the impression that having help will interfere with their independence, but often the exact opposite is the case. As long as it’s medically appropriate and in accordance with physician recommendations, Saratoga senior home care services can actually keep individuals in their homes longer. And who wouldn’t want the freedom to choose their own living arrangements?
IOA’s staff always tries to help the senior remain as independent as possible, keeping them as physically capable as their health allows. Unlike many of our competitors, we’re not a “one-size-fits-all agency.” Instead, we tailor our services to meet your senior’s needs, and never push for those beyond what your senior requires. If they need an aide to visit them only twice a week, we won’t pressure for thrice-weekly visits. If they prefer to do their own bathing and grooming and are capable enough, we support and encourage them. Of course, if they request it, or we notice a decline in their health, we are more than happy to provide additional services.
Senior home care for all of Saratoga
Our Saratoga senior home care services are available for the zip code 95070. We provide help with:
We’re here if you’d like to know more about Saratoga senior home care
The Institute on Aging’s client service specialists are here for you if you’d like to know more about Saratoga senior home care. We will gladly recommend whatever services we think are appropriate to keep your senior independent and at home for as long as they are able. Contact us today at 415-750-4111 or 650-424-1411, and let’s get the conversation started!
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Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the
starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older
adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services,
as well as community services available. Call IOA CONNECT:
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