If a senior in your life is struggling, you might consider in-home counseling services for them. Seniors may face many challenges that therapy can help them through, including depression, grief, anxiety, trauma and more. They can recover from these challenges with therapy.
Why is in-home counseling better to help seniors with these issues than counseling at a therapist’s office? In-home therapy has three key benefits: transportation solutions, comfortable therapy, and empowering your senior to stay in their home longer.
Don’t Let Mobility Issues Interfere with Healing
Seniors are likely to suffer from mobility issues which prevent them from attending therapy sessions, at least regularly. Those with dementia or eyesight issues may no longer be able to drive. Those with chronic pain conditions may sometimes struggle to get out of bed, never mind head to a therapist’s office.
However, missed therapy sessions can be a big set-back. Sometimes, seniors may forgo therapy altogether because they are not confident that they can make their appointments—and they don’t want to be a burden to you, even if you know you’ll reliably take them.
The simple solution is to have your senior’s therapist come to their home. At Colorado In-Home Counseling we make the journey to our senior clients and can offer them a full range of services in the comfort of their own home.
A More Comfortable Therapy Experience
Sometimes, therapy can be mentally uncomfortable. For seniors, it may also be physically uncomfortable. Those who have chronic pain may not be able to sit in any old chair in a therapist’s office for 60-90 minutes. When a senior receives therapy in their own home, they can sit where they are most comfortable. They can use a warm compress, pain medication, or any other pain treatments they have during therapy.
There’s also something psychologically beneficial about receiving therapy treatment in one’s own home. Sometimes, counseling involves discussing tough subjects that cause grief, fear, and anxiety. Many people are more willing to open up about these feelings, and more confident handling them, in their own home. Familiar surroundings are comforting. Seniors also know they have complete privacy in their homes, so they can talk with less shame or guilt.
Keep Your Senior Loved One in Their Home Longer
When seniors get the counseling services they need, they are in a better state to care for themselves properly. It is common for unmotivated, depressed, or anxious seniors to stop cooking, exercising, or even seeing other people. When they stop, their condition only declines.
Therapy can help seniors begin to care for themselves again and maintain their health. It can also give them a renewed enjoyment of life. In old age, it can be easy to be bogged down by what has been lost, or by the future, instead of enjoying the riches of life as it is now.
With a stronger body, healthier habits, and a more optimistic mindset, seniors will be better equipped to stay in their homes for longer.
Reach out to us at Colorado In-Home Counseling today to have a conversation about how your loved one can benefit from in-home counseling.