Comfort Keepers Home Care is proud to serve the following areas of New Jersey:
Office Location: 56 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071
The borough of Clayton is located in Gloucester county and borders areas such as Glassboro and Monroe Township. The borough, established in 1887, boasts the mission statement, "A great play to live and play, work and pray". To learn more about the city and the upcoming events, visit the city website here.
When most people think about senior care, they think about a professional caregiver cleaning the house, doing laundry, cooking, or providing personal care services for seniors who can no longer perform these tasks for themselves. While this is a large part of what in home care services does, these examples only address half of the story. Sadly, many seniors don't think about the other half until it is too late.
While in home care can be utilized to support seniors in areas that they have deficits, it can also be used proactively to help them avoid and accident or injury. This way, the care is nice but not necessary. For example:
Transportation. Many seniors can technically still drive themselves around town. However, they know their eyesight and reflexes are not what they once were. They also may not enjoy sitting in the driver's seat for long periods of time. Many in home care providers, such as Comfort Keepers, provide transportation options for seniors. Transportation support is available for everything from social engagements and medical appointments to shopping trips and physical fitness activities.
Social Support. Loneliness is one of the main risk factors in chronic medical conditions such as depression, and it is linked to dementia, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Psychology Today notes, "In adults, loneliness is a major precipitant of depression and alcoholism. And it increasingly appears to be the cause of a range of medical problems...Loneliness raises levels of circulating stress hormones and levels of blood pressure. It undermines regulation of the circulatory system so that the heart muscle works harder and the blood vessels are subject to damage by blood flow turbulence." In short, avoiding loneliness is a very good idea. Your senior loved one may not "need" help with the laundry, housekeeping, or cooking, but having somebody to perform these chores with not only makes them easier, but it provides much needed social and emotional interaction and support.
Safety. In home care providers do not just perform chores. They can also help your loved one assess their residence for fall risks, suggest modifications or adjustments that can make living easier, and can oversee certain high-risk activities such as medication management. Since falls and problems with medication management are the top two reasons seniors end up in the hospital, a little prevention can literally save their life.
In short, Comfort Keepers in home care provides all of the standard supports. Beyond those, however, they bring to life the adage: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To learn more about our care services, contact us. One of our senior care advisors would be happy to answer any of your questions or to schedule your home consultation.