Blog, Elder Care

Tips For Caring For The Elderly At Home

Today we bring you a reflection on the care of the elderly at home, accompanied by some tips to make your life easier. And is that most of the old prefer to spend the last stage of their lives at home instead of in a nursing home, in fact, in Spain, only 4.2% of older adults currently live in these types of centers.

Many prefer to continue living in their home and continue to enjoy the company of their own, but we must be aware that as our elders grow older, specific daily tasks will become more complicated. However, children do not always have the time or resources to attend to their parents as they would like and this can cause them to leave specific issues aside. Read more about home care for the elderly.

Helping Older People Grow Older At Home

Elderly Care Professionals

Having the help of elderly care professionals who look after these old people is a good option, although it is difficult for them to accept the changes, not only will they help them in their daily tasks, but they will also keep them company and watch over their well-being.

Elderly And Their Careers

The best thing is that when the elderly care professional arrives, this modifies as little as possible the routines and habits of the person to be cared for, although it is advisable to carry out small adaptations that make life easier for the elderly and their careers.

The first advice is to remove carpets to avoid falls and trips; we can also prevent trips by installing some fixed and dim light in the bedroom or corridors to help you orientate yourself if you get up at night, in fact, where more falls and accidents are suffered it’s in the house.

Another recommendation is to clear the house of tables that are not supported by walls, vases and other obstacles that may cause trips. Another excellent option is to replace the bathtub by a shower at ground level, and place handles next to the toilet and shower so that the person can hold on and feel more secure.

A new aspect of the house, a new illusion

Care Professionals And Helping

In addition to having care professionals and helping to make housing a comfortable and safe space, we can make our seniors back to delusion by giving a facelift to the interior of the house. With a coat of paint that renews the appearance of the walls, the feeling of brand new something will help them feel better at home.

Over the years the state of the house also ages, the paint jumps off the walls, the wallpapers become old and dirty … but the arduous task of looking for a painter to improve the condition of the house is an inconvenience that delays this moment. Have companies that are dedicated to managing this type of service, one of the fastest options.

Currently there are more and more companies that are dedicated to providing “lifelong” services at the click of a button, as in the case of pintatucasa. is, a platform that is in charge of looking for the most suitable professional to perform any painting work that is required without having to ask acquaintances or pick up the phone and listen to several painters.

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The Elderly More And More Online

Although young people still have the most access to the Internet in Spain, data from the INEindicate that the age group that grows most in Internet users in the range between 55 and 64 years of age, 41.5% of the population in 2013 to 50.1% in 2014. Good news for all those companies that have seen in the third age a niche market in which perhaps, technology is the key to reconciling life at home with family dedication to our people greater.

We will all become old, and by the time we get there, there will be many advances that will allow us to have a more dignified and secure old age. So far, more and more companies are facilitating the use of their websites and making them more intuitive so that they are available to everyone.

Learn about the care of the elderly.

There are several courses or support groups for family members of sick or older adults who stay at home, and even in your town hall there are days or the social worker can be a perfect place to learn about the most important thing to keep in mind.

Do not hesitate to read as much as you can about it, consult with those who know, as much as possible, hire someone and learn some of their techniques to apply later with our older relative.

Take some time for yourself

You cannot spend all day caring for your parents, in-laws or grandparents, this work will last a long time is not a short career, so this does not mean that you are a terrible person or selfish, but you also need to satisfy your social needs, recreational, playful, etc., this is known in our sector as family respite.

Take one or two hours each day to do what you like most, as much as possible outside the home and not in the company of the older adult you care for. If you do not have anyone else to help you, hire someone to stay a few hours in the house, and you can do what you want.

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Sleep Or Rest As Much As Possible

If you are tired or do not sleep well, it is tough for you to be able to assist someone who is elderly and, in many cases, sick. Therefore, rest enough according to your organism request. The lack of sleep will decrease your ability to concentrate and therefore not to make mistakes or to solve problems, to be attentive to the needs of the family member, to remember essential issues, etc.

If you have the opportunity, take a nap. Try to rest when the old man does too. If you have had children, think about the time they were babies, it is very similar advice since the baby’s rest should be taken by the mother for the same. If you can hire a person to help you, take the opportunity to sleep or rest when the home help assistant is in the house taking care of other tasks.

In Interdomicilio Canarias we put at your disposal experience and qualified people to help you, and we guarantee that the budget is not going to be a problem.

Professionals specialized in the care of the elderly

We have a staff of professionals specialized in the attention of the old, which we put at your disposal for your needs, whether punctual or continuous over time.

All our staff has been selected through exhaustive processes, whose references have been previously checked and their skills, verified throughout his career in Interdomicilio. Also, all of them are registered in the General Social Security Registry and have a Civil Liability Insurance, guaranteeing maximum security in the care of yours.

Also, we also offer you the possibility of hiring your caregiver through our selection of staff, an ideal alternative when it comes to continuous services in intensive days, and even when we talk about the need for an employee in the internal regime. This option allows you to choose your employee from among different candidates that fit the required profile so that it fully adapts to the characteristics you are looking for.