The Aging Population

Old Age

At Home Care in a Generational Household

Being elderly has many good points such as grown children and grandchildren to enjoy. Some elderly people with physical issues may move in with their grown children. This provides them with companionship as well as someone to help them with their medical needs. For many, the adjustment is difficult. They took care of their children but never expected their children would have to care for them. It becomes a family issue that all members must work out together.

Today's economy has pushed many households to have two incomes. When an elderly parent moves in, there is not always someone at home during the day to look after them. Even if they can care for themselves, they might need someone to take them to appointments. When there are hearing problems, they may need to go to the local ear wax clinic. Taking a day off from work might be too costly. Hiring a professional care giver might be the answer to ensuring prompt arrival at the doctor's office without a loss of work hours.

One of the largest problems when living with an elderly person is hearing loss. If an appointment at the ear clinic does not help, further measures may be necessary. The elderly can now use digital hearing aids to compensate for their hearing loss. This relieves their relatives from constantly repeating their words. It also helps the elderly person to fit into their new living conditions. They will not feel isolated because they can participate in conversations with those around them.

The needs of elderly people vary considerably. Each person is different and requires varying types of care that depend on their current level of health. Some may need a bit of assistance with loss of hearing or sight. Others may have mobility issues that require professional assistance. No matter what level of care they need, the elderly can continue to live fulfilling lives.