Reasons To Consider Supported Independent Living

Whether you want to continue living alone or simply need more assistance in a shared living home, supported independent living can be the answer. This option provides you with your independence while also ensuring you can continue to live the lifestyle that you enjoy. The level of support can be adjusted to meet your specific requirements.

Overnight Support

Independent support isn't just for the daytime hours. In the event you require overnight assistance for safety or other support purposes, a caregiver can be available to help you. Overnight support can include help with bedtime routines or assistance as needed throughout the night.

Medication Management

Medication management, whether it's taking pills, receiving injections, or monitoring dosages, is an understandable challenge but not one that means you belong in a care home. Independent living support caregivers can stop by as needed throughout the day to help you with any medication needs, even if you don't require support services for anything else. 

Personal Care Support

Personal care can be a challenge, yet maintaining your dignity is of utmost importance. Fortunately, caregivers are able to help with personal hygiene tasks like bathing, going to the toilet and brushing one's teeth and hair, all with the utmost respect and compassion. Having difficulties with personal care does not mean that you can no longer live independently if you have a caregiver available. 

Daily Task Assistance

There's no reason to give up your independence simply because some daily tasks are too difficult. Whether it's doing the laundry, cooking a meal or simply managing the minutiae of your household, an independent support caregiver can help. This ensures you are safe and secure within your own home.

Medical Transport and Aid

It can be a challenge to make it to necessary medical appointments or to perform home health care tasks on your own. A support caregiver can both help transport you to appointments and help you navigate paperwork and other tasks necessary once you are there. Caregivers can also aid you with necessary medical care at home, whether it's changing a wound dressing or completing physical therapy exercises. 

Community Access

Your health or disability doesn't mean you can't continue to enjoy a social life. Your independent support caregiver can help keep you active and connected to your community, whether this is visiting family and friends or helping you connect with various social groups in your area. Further, your caregiver is there to provide transportation and assist you in any way necessary.

Contact a supported independent living service to learn more. 

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