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Alzheimer’s Home Care in Dover NH and Our Aging Parents, Keeping them Independent

If there’s one thing that most senior share it is the desire to be independent. As adult children we may worry about our aging parents, especially when medical concerns make it more difficult for them to do the things that they used to do. This doesn’t mean, however, that you need to start hovering over your parents at the first indication that they may need some extra help. Home care is a fantastic way to ensure your parents can get the help that they need while remaining independent.

Have your parents ever said to you,” Stop treating me like a child”? You probably hate hearing it, but if you really think about it you might realize that a lot of the time when you think you’re taking care of your parents you may actually be babying them. Instead of making them feel as though you think they can’t take care of themselves, hire a home care companion that will help them meet their personal and medical needs while still giving them the space to be who they are and live the lives that they want.

For many people, late adulthood is one of the richest times of their lives. With their children grown, that they are able to focus on themselves and enjoying their retirement. The common medical concerns that come with normal aging and even more complex medical needs don’t need to take away any of this energy and vitality. The right home care companion is there to take care things like light housekeeping and medication reminders, while also helping your parents run errands, get to places that they want to go, and just offering companionship.

Ensuring that your aging parents have the proper care is important concern. You will need to make decisions that will truly affect their entire lives. One of these is whether they will continue to live in their own home or go to an assisted living or nursing facility. There are some situations in which skilled care and a facility is what is best for your parents, if they are able most people would rather stay in their own homes. This gives them a sense of comfort, belonging, and independence. A home care companion is a way to give your parents the independence of a desire while still feeling confident that they are getting the care that they need.


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Martha Berk, RN

Owner and Administrator at Atlantic Homelife Senior Care, LLC
Martha Berk has been a registered nurse specializing in geriatrics for more than 20 years. Her goal was to create a company that would allow seniors to stay in their homes and enjoy the home life they always had. She believes seniors should not have to give up the lives they have always known just because they need a helping hand. She is committed to help seniors maintain quality of life and live every moment to the fullest!

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