If you ask your senior parent if they want to continue living in their home as they get older, they will probably say yes. Studies show that most seniors would strongly prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. But, there are some challenges that seniors face if they continue to live alone as they get older.

The biggest challenge that seniors face is safety. Keeping up a home and making sure it’s safe can be difficult. Seniors can be affected by conditions like poor eyesight, loss of hearing, arthritis that makes movement difficult, respiratory illness, and other conditions that can make living alone harder.

But home care assistance is available to help seniors who really want to live at home as they get older. Home care assistance will give you the peace of mind of knowing your senior mom or dad isn’t alone. And home care assistance will give your senior parent the support they need to be safe and comfortable in their home.

What Is Home Care Assistance?

Home care assistance is a range of support services available to seniors who are living at home. You can choose how often you want a home care provider to visit your senior parent. Care providers are available around the clock. So if your senior parent needs help in the morning, or they need help getting ready for bed at night, or they need care around the clock there is care available.

Some of the ways that home care assistance makes it safer for seniors to live alone are:

Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Falls can put seniors in the hospital or cause fractures that take months to recover from. Seniors with home care assistance are less likely to fall at home.

Home care providers assess the home environment for potential hazards, such as loose rugs, cluttered pathways, or poor lighting. They can recommend home modifications like installing grab bars in the bathroom, securing carpets, and arranging furniture to create clear walking paths.

Caregivers can also help your senior parent get around the house safely if they have trouble walking, poor balance, or other mobility challenges.

Medication Reminders

Medication reminders help seniors remember when to take the different medications that they take. Many seniors take multiple medications daily. Figuring out when to take their meds can be confusing for seniors. That confusion can lead to missed doses or accidental overdoses.

Home care providers help organize medications, set up reminders, and ensure that prescriptions are taken correctly and on time.

Getting Your Senior Parent To Eat Regularly

Malnutrition is a much more common condition in seniors than people realize. It’s very common for seniors to skip meals or not eat a full meal because they have trouble cooking or they have trouble getting to the store to shop.
Home care assistance can provide the support your parent needs so they can shop for healthy food whenever the cupboards are getting bare. And a care provider can prepare delicious healthy meals and share them with your senior parent. Your mom or dad will be happy to have regular meals and someone to share them with.


If you or an aging loved one is considering home care assistance in Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at CareBuilders at Home Minnesota. Call today 612-260-2273.