When we retire, of course, we want to stay in the comfort of our own home and make the most of our golden years. While retirement at home offers a great way to maintain our independence for as long as possible, as we get older, our circumstances change and most of us will require some type of assistance. Things like home repairs, throwing out the trash or walking the dog may have been things that you used to handle yourself, but as we age, these things might become more difficult or we simply just don’t have time for these tasks because we just want to enjoy our retirement. But retirement at home doesn’t have to be difficult. With home care and self care services, retirees can get almost any type of assistance that they want or need in their home.
There are a variety of services that retirees can take advantage of that will allow them to live in their home safely and independently while enjoying retirement at home. Such services include:
Household Maintenance: Do you need help with cleaning the windows, doing yard work, taking out the trash or doing some handyman work? Maintaining your home and keeping it running smoothly can take a lot of work. If you are finding it hard to keep up, there are many services that you can look into to help you keep on top of things.
As you age, you might start to experience some limited mobility. Making some modifications to your home so that you can live comfortably and make things more accessible might be necessary. Things like ramps to avoid the use of stairs, grab rails in the shower to keep you from falling, widening of doorways or replacing flooring with slip resistant material are some modifications that might be needed.
Do you want to go visit a friend or family member? Do you need a ride to your doctor’s appointment? Perhaps, you want to go watch a movie or shop around? Having access to transportation is key for a lot of older adults, especially for those who find it difficult to drive. Along with public transportation, there are senior transportation services and reduced fare taxis available. They will be able to come to your home, pick you up and take you where you want to go for a small fee. With the advancement of technology, there are also rideshare apps, such Uber and Lyft, that you can download on your phones, which allows you to hire a driver and arrange one-way transportation on short notice.
Finance / Money Management
Are you having trouble understanding health insurance forms? Do you need help with financial planning? Or, probably you need help remembering to pay your bills? While it would be wise to ask for help from a trusted relative, there are financial counselors and care managers out there who can help. Many banks out there also offer the option to let you automatically pay your bills online.
There are times where we might need a nice massage to de-stress or could use a haircut or grooming to help us look and feel our best. Probably, you need help with meal prepping for the week? No matter the reason, you will find a lot of service providers who offer at-home care visits to take care of your personal care needs.
Retirement at home offers a safe, secure and convenient way to live out your golden years and there are many services that make retirement from home a safe and healthy option for seniors.
At CCRH all of our members are residents of a community connected to service providers capable of delivering the outstanding care and services of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) while allowing them to live the lives they want from the place they want to, their own home. So CCRH is here, a platform providing Community and Care to Retired [Adults] from Home.