Most adults do not like having to depend on others. For those of us that do not have a choice it can be very difficult, so we have to resort to some type of elderly services. When one loses their independence, it feels like they are losing control of their life. We also do not want to be a burden to others. When we have to rely on others it can be very stressful for us and the person that we depend on.
In the past it has been that adults when reaching the age where they can no longer totally care for themselves, they resort to living at a local Portsmouth care home. Nowadays there are other types of facilities and services that cater to aging adults.
One of those options are assisted living facilities also known as retirement communities. In a retirement community, one can have their very own private apartment. There are optional elderly services available such as housekeeping and food preparation. One of the biggest benefits of this type of community is the companionship. There are the sometimes 100s of other seniors there that individuals can meet and participate in activities with.
If you or your loved one chooses not to go to a retirement community and would rather remain at home, then there are home care services where someone can come and help out whenever needed or on a set schedule. The schedule options typically available are: hourly, 4 hours a day, 8 hours a day, full days or full-time. In this situation, the person can remain in a familiar environment. The rate for this service usually depends on the services that will be rendered.
Home care elderly services include, first aid, laundry, washing, cooking and shopping. I can be difficult finding a trustworthy provider. I highly suggest using a referral service to help you find the best company or facility to take care of you or your loved one.