Helpful Tips for Seniors
I’m Worried I Could Become a Burden!
You have taken care of and provided for your family your whole life and now it seems that the tables have turned and you are no longer depended on for their very survival. The good news is your family is happy and healthy thanks to you and now is the time for you to relax and reflect on everything you have accomplished.
Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors is Here to Help You Navigate Your Way Forward
Understanding that you don’t have to face your journey alone goes a long way when facing emotional uncertainty. The professionals at Heart 2 Heart 4 Senior are here to discuss your options and answer your questions with those who care about you.
The decision to move is the beginning of a transition that can be a challenging process and we are here to help you navigate this journey with expertise, planning, patience, and research.
● Give yourself a break and know that what you are experiencing is difficult. The transition period, like all change, can be tough but remember that like everything, this too will pass.
● Don’t be afraid to seek outside support. Try to avoid thinking negative thoughts and speak up when you have questions or concerns.
● Know that you may need to be reassured more than once and tell yourself that it is ok to work through you feelings.
The Next Step Begins with an Honest, Reassuring Conversation
When we start a conversation with you, we will ask you some questions about your current living situation.
- Are you no longer driving and need assistance running errands, going to doctor’s appointments, etc?
- Do you frequently need help with day to day activities?
- Is forgetfulness creeping in?
- Is managing monthly bills and other paperwork becoming overwhleming?
- Has preparing you own meals become an ordeal?
- Is safety around the house becoming an issue (gas left on, the iron left plugged in)?
- Is injury a concern?
I Need More Information. What is Assisted Living vs. Independent Living?
Your family loves you and want only the best for you. Independent living provides a safe and secure environment for you where you have the help you need and the independence and time to yourself to do whatever you like. The difference is that the lawn is mowed, the bathroom is clean, the sidewalks are cleared and there are other people with whom you have much in common. There are new friends to be made and new stories to unfold.
On the other hand, maybe you are needing more help with personal care and assistance with your day to day activities, this is Assisted Living. Assisted living is a great way to gain peace of mind. Avoiding a fall, help preparing meals, assistance with medications are a few of the tasks that are provided by a professional caregiver. The added safety and security offered in assisted living allows residents to enjoy life more fully.
Our mission at Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors is to provide you and your loved ones with the information and tools you need to make educated decisions so that you can feel comfortable and confident with the way forward. We want you to know that you can be open with us about your thoughts and concerns. Open lines of communication are a valuable tool that help Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors devise a comprehensive plan that ensures you transition to a place worthy of being called “home”.
Contact Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors when you think care or a move is needed now or in the future. We will meet with you to help determine your needs. Whether you need a new living situation or home care, need professional help to sell your home, require assistance with your Medicaid application, our staff will hold your hand throughout this entire transition process.
Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors Also Offers Assistance With Government Health Programs
In addition to offering home solutions for seniors, Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors also has experts to assist you in navigating complex government health programs. Medicare, Medicaid and the VA Pension Program are hard earned benefits and you have every right to maximize everything they offer. That being said, these programs are complex and can seem convoluted. Our professionals are well versed in these programs and are waiting to show you how to cut through the red tape and use these services to their