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Live-In Care for Our Grandparents, Getting a Little Help for Grandma and Grandpa

By: Martha Berk, Owner at Atlantic Homelife Senior Care, Dover NH 

Live-In Care Dover NHYour grandparents are such an important part of your life. They were there for you when you are a child, and you have so many happy and beautiful memories with them. Now as an adult you are beginning to notice that your grandparents may need help in their daily lives. Perhaps they are dealing with chronic health issues or simply coping with the mobility and cognitive issues that sometimes come with aging. It can be hard for you to accept that these problems are occurring to the people that were so vital and energetic when you were young. Live-In care services want you to know that they can still be enthusiastic, productive, and healthy members of the community with the help of home care companions.

Home care companions can help your grandparents in many ways. It isn’t just about making sure that they take their medication when they are supposed to or have a well-balanced diet. While these are important functions of a home care companion, the core goal of these professionals is to make sure that your grandparents maintain the highest quality of life possible while staying in their own environment. The home is very important to most people, and your grandparents may have been in the same place for decades. It is difficult for them to imagine leaving their home and their belongings, which is precisely why live-in care may be the ideal choice for making sure that they receive the care and assistance that they need.

You may notice that one of your grandparents is dealing with more challenges than the other. One may be much more capable of carrying for themselves, but may not be able to fully care for the other. A home care companion is the perfect choice for supporting the nurturing that your grandparents provide to each other. While nothing can replace the care and love that they have for each other, and that you have for them, a home care companion is a great choice for providing assistance for daily activities that may be difficult for them to accomplish on their own. This can include keeping the house tidy, preparing meals, offering medication reminders, and helping with hygiene and grooming. All of these activities encourage a higher quality of life, while the compassionate and nurturing care of the home care companion ensures dignity and independence.

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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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