As we get older, the trips to the doctor unfortunately become more and more frequent. We begin to cherish our own home and comfort in a way we never have before. Studies have shown that the comfort of our own homes is really important to our health. It’s a far better environment to surround ourselves with than a hospital. The great news is that modern technology is helping us stay at home for longer. Rather than relocate to the hospital or care homes, more and more of us are living comfortably at home. In this post we’ll look at some of the things that are helping us do that.
As you grow older, things that were once simple and easy are now the hardest things in the world! The humble staircase becomes a mountain that needs climbing every day. Getting in and out of bed itself can be a challenge and we won’t even mention the bathroom! However, home adaptations are making each of these challenges easier than ever before. Guide rails, stair lifts and smaller curbs are all helping us get around our own homes with ease.
Nowadays, you can get all the care of a nursing home, without leaving your own surroundings. The type of care on offer is staggering and can cater for your every need. It can be personalised and adapted to suit you. This could be personal care or medical attention for your specific problems. It could be as simple as home care and help with day to day duties of running the home. You can even have your meals delivered or prepared for you.
This technology is truly changing the nature of healthcare. It’s a really powerful technology that monitors your health without having to visit the doctors. The benefits of telehealth are astounding. At its core, it is a remote health monitoring system. It can keep track of your vitals, even on the move. It allows doctors to advise and prescribe remotely. Most importantly, it reduces the reliance of hospital and doctor visits. This reduces overcrowding and increases the comfort of patients.
The best thing about growing old in your own home is getting on with normal activities. Getting old doesn’t mean having to compromise on lifestyle! With essential care taking place at home, more and more communities can get together. They can play cards and laugh together. Happiness, communication and laughter is a sure way to live longer and enjoy it at the same time!
Keep your friends close
When you grow older, keeping up with friends can prove really difficult. When you’re in and out of various hospitals and doctors, it’s not easy to keep friendships going. When you receive treatment at home, it’s much easier. People can visit you without restricted visiting hours. You can even get out in the fresh air and visit them.
Getting old doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your home comforts. Modern technology is helping us all stay in our homes for longer, which is wonderful!