There are many facilities local to you and your family that provide care, comfort, and medical services to the aging and elderly. But what if your parent(s) wants to age in place? Being comforted and surrounded by family while they age may be of great benefit to them, and can even promote a longer life. So what does a medical facility have that your parent’s home does not? Medical staff, planned group activities, and mobility equipment may all come to mind. Fortunately, in-home nurses are available to hire for specialized care for your aging family member. A great benefit of having your own nurse is that medical care will be personalized and focused on one person specifically, rather than a group of people in a facility. This will allow your parent to age comfortably at home while receiving adequate medical care. Assisted living facilities also organize group outings and in-house events for residents to enjoy. Having your aging parent at home doesn’t eliminate this possibility, as there are plenty of social activities planned by local communities and even your city or state that are tailored to the elderly. Finally, your parent’s home, or the home they will be residing in, may not have the accessibility an assisted living facility would offer. This problem can be remedied by consulting with a Maryland mobility specialist and seeing what types of home mobility improvements in Maryland would be possible for their space. Mobility consultants and specialists are well educated in mobility solutions for the aging, disabled, and those who simply have a hard time getting around. There is plenty of equipment available which can be used by your loved one or installed in the home to help them be both comfortable and mobile as they age at home. Some mobility equipment commonly used in the home to promote comfortable and efficient mobility for your aging family member are:
- Lift chairs for easy movement between floors of the home
- Grab bars for safety and accessibility in bathrooms, kitchens, and hallways
- Wheelchair ramps for easy access in and out of the home
Freedom Mobility is a Maryland mobility consultant with a team of dedicated and caring professionals who are focused on continual learning and knowledge of the latest mobility solutions. We offer in-home consultations and always take the time to listen to our customers and find out the best ways we can suit their needs. Click here to learn more about how we can assist your loved ones in aging in place more comfortably!