What does the word ‘independence’ mean to you? If you’ve been thinking of freedom, doing things your way, or enjoying what you do with no restrictions, then you’ve had a taste of what independence is like. For our aging loved ones, however, independence means everything. Imagine yourself being able to do anything on your own one time and then the next, sickness or age happens, and then somebody is assisting you around. Gaining a sense of independence, even in little things, already means a lot to someone who’ve lost or had their independence reduced.
As a Home Care Service Provider in Hawaii, we recognize how serious and vital restoring the sense of independence is to our aging family members. We’ve even compiled this list of advantages on what happens when our senior loved ones are able to handle things their way.
- Builds Self-Confidence
In the elderly years, you can understand if the senior will feel a little less confident of what they’re able to do. However, when you give them the chance to handle things on their own even at home, such as on bathing themselves, tending the garden, or feeding the pets, this helps elevate their confidence that they’re still capable of something.
- Reduces Depression
When sickness or disability happens in the elderly years, the limiting factor can be intensifying and depressing. Some seniors will retreat to their own homes for grief of their physical loss. However, when they learn to regain their ability to walk or function with assistance from Healthcare Service Providers in Hawaii, depression can be warded off.
- Quality Life
It’s a human nature to find delight on doing things we enjoy doing. When our aging family members still get to watch the movie they want, cook the food they crave or visit the place they want to go to, their sense of living can be ignited. You can see them having the quality life they enjoy.
- Restores Dignity
Illnesses or disabilities in the senior years can rob a person of their sense of self-worth. When they think that they will have to be dependent on a family member or a provider of home care services, it somehow reduces the sense of being a person. Allowing our senior loved ones to make decisions or choices about their care helps them regain their sense of worth, that after all, their words still matter.
- Enhances Memory
When we allow our senior loved ones to be independent as safely as possible, we also help them work on practicing their memory. They can remember how things are done, follow through their routines, and even teach others about the things that they enjoy doing.
In our team at Helping Hands Healthcare, we recognize no greater value than seeing our elderly clients find meaning and worth in their senior years. We serve and assist them in such a way that they regain their sense of independence so they can live the quality life they deserve to have.