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Why Professional Home Care Services is a Great Step for a Senior with Hearing Loss

Home Care Services in Jackson Township OH

It may seem that a senior who has experienced some type of hearing loss wouldn’t require home care services. After all, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other treatment options can help the senior hear better, at least to some degree.

So why would professional home care services be a good idea for somebody who only is dealing with hearing loss? It depends on a number of factors. First, the senior may be living alone and have a tendency to avoid going out and pursuing various activities. He or she might feel uncomfortable with his or her physical condition and limitations at this time.

An experienced in-home care provider would likely be able to ask questions, determine their interests, and offer them various encouragement to get out and try new things. That can be an incredible emotional boost for people who are spending the majority of their time at home alone.

Somebody who is dealing with hearing loss may also be dealing with increased stress and anxiety. If the average person were to take earplugs, stick them in their ears, and try to go through their day with them in place, they would notice a significant difference.

It can affect almost every other aspect of their life, including the ability to carry on a conversation and interact with others. Having to ask people to speak up or repeat themselves can certainly be frustrating. It can also make a person feel more self-conscious, like they are burdened to this other individual or group of people.

An experienced caregiver who has worked with other seniors who had some type of hearing loss would be far more understanding and supportive and be able to offer some remedies to help them cope with this new type of hearing loss.

There are special phones and other devices that can he help seniors with hearing loss communicate more effectively. Perhaps the elderly individual doesn’t have any experience working with the computer and doesn’t know how to send an email, get connected to Facebook, or even Skype with his or her loved ones. An experienced caregiver could help the individual navigate his or her way around the computer and get set up so it’s easier to converse with family members, friends, and others.

May is National Better Hearing Month and seniors who are experiencing some type of hearing loss may wish to consider professional home care services. It could provide a tremendous emotional lift for them.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional home care services in Jackson Township, OH, call the caring staff at Rather Be Home Senior Care at (330) 915-4575 today!

Deidre Scott, Founder

Owner, Founder at Rather Be Home Senior Care
Deidre Scott is the founder of Rather Be Home and has always found her passion in the health and well-being of others. Shortly after receiving her bachelor's degree she worked for Bristol Myers-Squibb as a cardiovascular representative. Her specialties included blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. She then worked 15 years with Procter & Gamble where she educated Veterinarians on how nutrition could help nutritionally manage various disease states such as kidney failure, colitis and diabetes in cats and dogs. During that time she pursued her education further and received her MBA.

She founded Rather Be Home in 2014 after seeing the tribulations her friends were having with their aging parents. Hard decisions need to be made and no one knows where to go for help. Having lived with her grandparents most of her childhood and helping her grandma care for her grandpa it just seemed natural to open a home care business. Deidre is also a certified instructor for CPR/First Aid & AED through the American Red Cross and a State Tested Nurse Aide registered through the Ohio Department of Health. Currently she is undergoing classes to become a Certified Senior Advisor. She sets rigorous standards for her company as well as the caregivers she employs.