One day, if you live as long as they do, you will be in their shoes too. At an advanced age, your health starts to fail you. No matter how well you have taken care of yourself these last few years, it all catches up with you. There are many well-rounded elderly gentlemen and women who sagely remind their younger peers, and their children that the matter of growing old is not for the faint-hearted.
You are faced with all sorts of concerns about your ability to function normally and independently once your health starts to fail you. You are also faced with the biggest concern of all. When you go. The years or months before that time are critical. Fortunately, there is more than enough that can be done, and is being done, to ensure that old folks are able to live as independently as possible when they suddenly fall ill.
Good things are being done by the professional men and women who give up their time for the elderly, working with elderly home care services networks set up by both public and private health services institutions. Elderly home care services are available for the (so-called) have’s and have-not’s. But it bears sober reminding that the public institutions still leave a lot to be desired. Elderly home care services are mostly the prevail of the private health care networks.
The have-not’s that need this home service can be provided for if more people like you come forward to give of their time, resources and money. But those who can afford the service should not hesitate. Set up an appointment with an administrator to book the services on a trial basis and talk about the future. Because in the interim, the waiting list could be long.