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As the Baby Boomer Generation is Aging, Elderly Care at Home Changes

Jan 11, 2018 by Alan White

Baby boomers do not like the words old, elderly, or senior. For many, elderly care at home is for someone else, not them. However, if your mother or father is part of that significant generation, they may be need some help around the house, even on a part-time basis. Having a need and providing support may be necessary to enhance your loved one’s quality of life. Often it is best to explain it to your mom or dad in simple terms using one or the other as an example. Your mother would not want your father to hurt himself while lifting a heavy object nor would your father want your mother to place herself in harm if her night vision was limited. Caregivers are trained to aid with daily chores as well as providing life skills training to re-adapt to the changes in a manner that allow the boomer to feel young and vital.

A baby boomer may associate elderly care at home with the needy, the incapacitated and the infirmed. Although today’s boomers may ultimately become old like their grandparents’, they are more inclined to ignore the signs of aging and work at remaining young whether searching for the fountain of youth and maintaining that look and the overall feel. Elderly care at home is not just for the infirmed; they include support assistance such as companionship and socialization. As your parent moves through life, they may experience the loss of friends, relatives as well as their spouse or significant other. Meeting new friends is not always an easy task in the golden years however with a little assistance in the right circles your parent may be the belle of the ball or the knight in shining armor attracting other baby boomers you may not know.

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