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The option of in-home care for seniors is often lost in the discussion of independent living versus assisted care.
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- September is National Healthy Aging Month, with events across the country focused on encouraging people to take responsibility for their own health, while at the same time recognizing the positive aspects of growing older. One particular transition that is often fraught with difficulty both for older Americans and for those who support them is the question of independent living. Most people would prefer to live in the comfort of their own homes, but after a health setback, or when close family members are not nearby, this can seem impossible. At the same time, it's difficult not to be scared by the near-constant news reports of problems at both private and state-run assisted-living facilities.
Too often, the option of in-home care is lost in this discussion. Bringing a caregiver into the home allows seniors to continue living in a comfortable, familiar place, while providing family members with the security of knowing their loved one is happy and safe. Home caregivers and home health aides can provide assistance with everyday activities that support healthy aging, from reading aloud to taking walks outside to assisting with doctor's appointments.
"Assisted living facilities are not only expensive, they can also be impersonal," explains Ed Morris, founder and CEO of Los Angeles home care agency Abbey Caregivers. "Good home aides provide companionship and compassion as well as care, helping with seniors' emotional and mental wellbeing as well as helping to ensure their physical health needs are met."
Abbey Caregivers provides affordable services to seniors who need assistance with everyday activities in the comfort of their own homes. Home care offers a much more personalized experience than an assisted living facility can provide, while also being a much safer option for many seniors than living alone. To learn more, contact Abbey Caregivers by phone at 310-275-9050, or visit www.abbeycaregivers.com.
About Abbey Caregivers LLC
Abbey Caregivers LLC offers flexible, personalized in-home care services for Los Angeles, Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, and Woodland Hills residents. Abbey Caregivers aides are available for hourly or full-time home care, including monitoring medication, assisting with transportation needs, and helping with meal shopping and preparation. Abbey Caregivers is the first Senior Approved Services company in California, and has won the Los Angeles Award for home health services in 2011, 2012, and 2013. To learn more, visit www.abbeycaregivers.com.
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