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How Can You Realistically Help Your Senior to Age in Place?

Aging in place is a way for your elderly family member to stay in her own home for as long as possible. this can mean different things for different people, of course, but it also means that you need to drill down and figure out where you need help to make this happen.


Home Care Services in Beaver PA: Senior Aging In Place

Home Care Services in Beaver PA: Senior Aging In Place


Get Clear on How Much Care She Really Needs

Especially if you’re new to caregiving, it’s not always easy to understand the type of care your senior really needs. Work with her medical team and anyone else who is a critical part of her care to fully understand your senior’s current and future needs. This can help you to figure out just what kind of care she needs now and down the line.

Get Even More Clear on What You Can Do

The next step is to determine how much of that care you can provide to your senior. You may have your own health issues or other responsibilities that demand your time and your energy. It’s possible that you may only be able to meet your senior a portion of the way toward meeting her needs.

The Difference Is Where You Need the Most Help

That difference between what your senior needs and what you can do is where is it that you need the most help. Your other family members may be able to help or you may need to line up outside assistance. Home care providers are experienced and understand what both caregivers and aging adults need. They are also well-versed in helping people who want to age in place as long as they can.

Rely on the Help You Line Up

It’s difficult to accept help, though. You may find that you’re still trying to do more than you know you can do for your aging adult. It’s vital that you learn to rely on the help that you line up. You’ve assessed that need and gathered people and services to assist you both, now it’s time to let them do what you’ve asked them to do.

Assess the Situation Regularly

This is not a static situation, even though it may feel like one for you at the moment. Your senior’s needs change, what you can do for her changes, and who can help you may also change. It’s a key part of the process for you to reassess the situation regularly and make adjustments wherever necessary.

Every situation is different, of course, and your senior’s health and needs can change very quickly. As much as you may want to help her to meet this goal, right now that might not be possible. Learn to come to terms with the reality of the situation.


If you are considering Home Care Services in Beaver, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Liken Home Care. Call (412) 693-6820 or (855) 856-0551.

Robert D. Liken CPC, CTS, President

President Liken Home Care at Liken Home Care
Graduate of Penn State University, 1970

Business Administration / Accounting Major

Has been in the staffing business since 1970.The original company LIKEN SERVICES, INC. was a general service staffing company specializing in the administrative, clerical, secretarial all office support staff positions (both temporary and direct hire) with 14 branch offices in and around W. PA and Upstate NY.As a division of that company, LIKEN HEALTH CARE, INC. was started in 1974 as a medical staffing company that staffed hospitals and other health care facilities.In 1976,we began to “follow the patients home” and at that point we started providing private duty home care. In 1995, the general staffing company was sold to a national, public company, and the health care staffing company was retained. Since 1995, we have concentrated our efforts in the health care marketplace.

Due to the aging baby boomers and the fact people are just living longer, in the late 90’s we refocused the company and today Liken specializesin providing private duty assisted living to those who need help to remain at home.A valuable service that allows an individual to remain independent in their homes for a much longer period of time as well as maintain a high level of quality of life.

Today, we specialize in providing private duty home care (Liken Home Care) to the elderly, the recovering ill, and the disabled in all of Western Pa.

In addition, Robert isCPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) and a CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist); professional designations of the National Association of Personnel Services.

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