With a growing population of adults 65 and over, more and more families are interested in learning how to spend their golden years in the place they’re most comfortable. Here at Home Care by ALTRES Medical, we believe that every person deserves to spend their senior years in the familiarity of their own home. As the resources available to seniors and their families continue to grow, it is exciting to see how aging in place has become increasingly easier and more affordable.
Here are a few great community resources that you and your family can utilize.
Home Care – Whether your aging loved one needs light help with meals and housekeeping, or could benefit from companionship and support, there are home care services that allow your senior to stay in their own home without the assistance of a nursing facility. Home Care by ALTRES Medical offers private duty home care services throughout Oahu for as little as three hours a day to as much as 24 hours if necessary. Information about the services we offer is available on our website.
Senior Centers – Recreation, education, and social activities are also available to keep your senior active during the day. Senior centers are usually free or have low membership fees. If you are in the Honolulu area, consider checking out Na Kupuna Makamae – they provide programs and services that educate and entertain seniors. Between hula classes, walking clubs, and crafting classes there are a variety of fun activities your loved one can take advantage of.
Transportation – Depending on your loved one’s ability and level of comfort while driving, operating a vehicle may not be the best form of transportation. The good news is that transportation services like TheHandi-Van are available to all individuals who are unable to independently ride the bus. This public service provides safe and reliable transportation in the same locations and hours as Honolulu’s TheBus system.
Another great resource to check regularly is the City and County of Honolulu’s Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC). They have a rich database of community services for all of Hawaii’s aging seniors.