Family Home Care for Solitary Seniors

This article is a collection of observations made by a senior citizen in her everyday life. It exemplifies near-optimal family cooperation in order to ensure: Interested readers can find more information about them at Family First Home Care

  1. Enough personal safety
  2. Relative Senior Self-Sufficiency
  3. Adherence to medication
  4. Thus allowing the children to act normally.

Helen is an 89-year-old African-American woman named Helen. Helen is the mother of three professional children who keep her status as the family’s alpha female despite her petite stature of 108 pounds and five feet tall. She has been widowed for over 20 years and lives alone. Titan, an obedient 150-pound black Great Dane, is her loyal home companion. Her house is a brick tri-level home with 3500 square feet on a wooded acre in suburban North Carolina. Despite its 50-year era, it still looks new and has a lot of stairs.

Helen retains a current computer with internet connectivity as a former college math PhD, but she only uses it infrequently due to ease of use and security issues. Tracy, her Granddaughter, is fortunately available for in-home IT assistance. From early morning to bedtime, CNN is broadcast on the kitchen TV, which is fixed on the wall. Despite the audio level being too low for her to understand, it provides constant background noise in the large house. When she needs to know more information, she takes a stand and keeps a close eye on the situation.

Helen’s memories of recent events and information are typically hazy, forgettable, and repetitive. Reasoning, estimating, and remote memory are all above average cognitive functions. Keeping track of her bills, real estate, bank account, taxes, and savings takes a lot of time and effort. It’s done in weekly segments by her and Sharon, her daughter. Bridge was her passion and favourite social activity before she started playing four years ago.

Her Internist, Dr. Spruill, states that her overall health is appropriate for her age, despite the fact that she is a cancer survivor with many chronic, but well-managed illnesses. Her children keep an eye on her medication control and enforcement on a regular basis. Her day-to-day operations are carried out independently. Despite the fact that the noon meal is served, most people do not eat enough and need to be reminded. The nightly cup of Breyer’s Butter Pecan ice cream before bed is an exception.

She goes on adventures outside of the homestead about twice a week. If the case isn’t connected to sports, she accepts the invitation. Despite the fact that she no longer has driving privileges, she is driven to a nearby restaurant at least once a week and attends one of several local churches. The crowd was captivated when she recited twenty lines of poetry from memory at a testimonial event for a friend recently. The poem was learned at the age of 22, but it was practised before being performed.