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Looking for in-home senior assistance services? Some important things you need to know.

Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:59 AM

If you’re looking at getting in-home senior assistance services, you may be dealing with a skeptical senior, and trying to get your head around the various ramifications of this type of service. You’ll be pleased to know that these problems aren’t quite as difficult as they might seem, but you do need to do your homework.

Let’s start with the skepticism. Many seniors, particularly healthy seniors, don’t really need high level care. They may, however, need a bit of practical help with the shopping, watching medication and health needs, and someone helping them to get around.

Their skepticism does have good reason. In the old days, “aged care” was almost a dirty word. Standards of care were abysmal in some cases. The other reason for skepticism, and it’s a good one, is that seniors do like to feel independent and that they can manage for themselves to the best of their abilities.

As a matter of fact, this perspective is the main reason that modern in-home senior assistance services are very different from those of the old days. These new senior assistance services are basically “custom” services for seniors, provided on a needs basis depending on individual requirements.

Services are very flexible, and above all, not “oppressive”. Seniors can live in their own homes, with necessary services provided if needed. For example, housekeeping, shopping, help with medication, or other medical needs, and living a decent, healthy lifestyle can all be put into a customized package. These really are assistance services, simply providing useful support where needed.

You may also be interested to know that this is the new best practice in aged care. Research has shown that these services are much more appreciated by seniors, and much more trusted by families.

For a very good example of the very latest in senior assistance services, check out a company called Better Living Senior Services. This is a full-spectrum senior assistance services firm inTampa. They providea full range of in-home elderly assistance services in Tampa and the surrounding region. Their Tampasenior caregiving services tick all boxes for both quality and flexibility.

For more information, visit their website here at Be sure to check out the FAQ and list of services in particular, which are very informative and illustrate the entire range of management options.

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