How A Comfort Keeper's Senior Home Care Aide Makes A Difference In Boise, ID
When you help families as a home care aide you’re their very own super hero
The US city of Boise in Idaho is striving to become the most livable city in the country. Some will argue that it already is. Locals refer to it as 'Breathtaking Boise,' and it's easy to see why for those who live and visit here. Thanks to its high livability ranking, Boise is fast becoming one of America's retirement hotspots. Now add to this the fact that over 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every single day in the US. It means that the current senior population of just 11% is set to skyrocket in the coming years. Have you considered becoming a home care aide for Comfort Keepers of Boise, ID? If yes, keep reading to find out what a valuable contribution you could make in your local community.
The older people get, the more help they'll need getting by for those who want to age in comfort, and with independence in their own home. This is where Comfort Keepers and its dedicated caregivers get to make a real difference in the lives of Boise's elderly residents.
A Home Care Aide Removes The Burden
The ways a caregiver can make a positive difference in the lives of seniors are many and varied. One of the biggest blessings they bring to clients is to remove the burden from both the care recipient and their close family members. This can be a huge relief if an untrained, volunteer family member has been providing all the care. Caregiver burnout is a very real concern. So the difference a professional home care aide can make in this area can be priceless.
Here are a few of the other areas where caregiving makes a real difference in the lives of seniors who need help living at home:
- Home safety
- Promote physical and mental activity
- Peace of mind—a direct result of having a home care aide
Home Safety: All the above mentioned items contribute towards an independent lifestyle. Or at least as independent as life can be at home under the circumstances. Let's start with home safety. Comfort Keepers of Boise in Idaho know how to create and maintain a safe environment. Accidents in the home are all too common, yet mostly avoidable with safely maintained spaces.
Companionship: The importance of good company, or quality companionship, should never be underestimated. Seniors will often withdraw, saying they understand how folks are too busy to spend time chatting. For those who need it, Comfort Keepers provides unhurried, genuine companionship. We understand how important regular social interaction is. It's certainly more than just a listening ear or a chat, although these things are important. Companionship is also about providing seniors with compassionate, emotional support and regular encouragement to stay as healthy as possible. This brings us on to the next point.
Promote physical and mental activity: This is not as regimental as it might sound. We have our own special Interactive Caregiving approach for this, which is a fun way to get bodies moving and minds working. The result is that the client gets to enjoy better mobility and a clearer mind. With a more active body and mind comes a better sense of wellbeing and improvements to health overall.
Peace of Mind: Worry and uncertainty can be killers in their own right. Quite often close family members worry more than their loved ones living alone than the client's themselves. They worry about things like whether they're eating properly—or not. They worry when they don't answer the phone or take too long to answer their calls. And they worry about them not sleeping well or having falls. The list could go on. Having a professional home care aide to help out with these things removes most of these concerns and replaces them with a real peace of mind.
As you can see, there are all kinds of ways the caregivers at Comfort Keepers of Boise, ID, get to make a difference in the local community. If you think this kind of work could be a good fit for you, please check out our job openings.