Although many older adults may need to move into an assisted living facility, some resist the change. The Caledonia Argus reports that a home healthcare provider in Houston County, Minnesota, has been helping some senior citizens live a more independent lifestyle while staying at home.
The service, provided by Houston County Home Health Care, helps individuals with everyday tasks, such as checking blood sugar, grocery shopping and meal planning and preparation.
Their assistance has not gone overlooked by those who are making use of it.
"I am thankful for all of the home health aides who have helped me. It is so nice to have somebody to help do the things I can't do anymore," 85-year-old Lorene Cordes told the news source.
Providing eldercare and helping loved ones maintain an independent lifestyle can be achieved by planning, experts say. According to SeniorJournal.com, adapting to one's environment is important, and taking the time to add a step or other tools around a home can often allow older adults to reach items they might not otherwise be able to. Additionally, staying physically active and managing health conditions are great ways for individuals to remain at home during their golden years