Tap Into Your Inner Child with Home Care Services in Greenfield, IN

The term home care services or even an in home care service provider can immediately conjure images and thoughts of a person whose health is failing, who needs assistance for some of the most basic aspects of life, and that can lead to us treating them differently.

Have you ever found yourself treating an elderly individual with kid gloves because you were afraid that they might get hurt, that you could offend them, or that anything Home Care Services in Greenfield, INelse would simply be inappropriate? The truth is that even though your mother, grandmother, or other elderly loved one has reached an age where their body no longer functions the way it used to, they haven’t really changed.

People who enjoy life the most, who have fun, and laugh the heartiest, tend to be individuals who have a sense of humor, who remember the things that they enjoyed in their younger years, or even their childhood, and who would still be willing to carry on with abandon once in a while, if only their body would let them.

Sometimes you should step back and let your inner child out. This can liven up the atmosphere in a home where the worry about health issues or the frustrations of being limited with mobility or things that one can do have invaded and taken over.

Bring a board game over so that you could play with your loved one and even the in home care provider. How about Chutes and Ladders, Go Fish, Monopoly? What about a video game console? Our elderly loved ones may have no direct experience with modern gaming systems, but that doesn’t mean they might not have fun racing a high performance car down the streets of France or trying to escape aliens on a foreign space ship.

Of course, you want to make sure that the activity –whatever it is- will be appropriate (seizure warnings on some game systems should be heeded) and not offensive to your loved one or the in home care provider.

If you only thought to play a game or do something ‘out of the box’ when you bring your children over to see their grandmother, for example, think about doing it with just the adults.

There’s so much to enjoy about life and even if someone is limited on what they can do at the moment doesn’t mean it’s over for them. If they can’t go out and chase the child they have within them, consider bringing it to them.

The caregivers at Great Care are available to talk with you and your family about all of your senior care needs. Great Care is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable home care services in Greenfield, IN and the surrounding areas. Call (317) 595-9933 for more information.

About Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan is the Owner at GreatCare of Indianapolis IN.
GreatCare is a licensed, personal services agency, providing in-home care services to the Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas. We serve the personal health and daily care needs of seniors or individuals who prefer to stay at home, but require assistance with everyday activities, such as dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, laundry or errands. Our team of certified nurse aids and home health aids can provide you with personalized, in-home care services to meet your needs, including:
Daytime hourly in-home care
Temporary or post-hospital respite care
24-hour, around-the-clock home care
Morning and evening care
Overnight / Slumber care
In addition, we offer our Care Compass service, to assist in setting the course for the next stage in your loved ones life. We guide you through the currents of aging, and help you find your true north. Our licensed nurses, with experience in hospice and geriatric care, will help guide you through the complex and often sensitive journey of selecting an in-home care service, and will provide a smooth transition to a new way of life for your loved one, without the anxiety and fear.

Our current nursing and management team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the home healthcare services industry. All of our caregivers are bonded, insured and screened thoroughly, so you know you’ll be receiving the greatest care possible. That’s why we stand by our mission: to deliver the same, quality care we expect for ourselves and our loved ones.