"I got to a point where I didn't like driving or running errands by myself. Now, thanks to my CAREGiver Susan, I don't put off getting the things I need and I actually enjoy getting out."
- Ruth, Natick
Worcester, Massachusetts, also known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", is a thriving city in Greater Worcester counties with a senior population of over 14%. The first of three settlements in Worcester began in 1673 with the final Worcester settlement in 1713. Since that time, Worcester has grown into the second largest city in Massachusetts and is known for taking care of its senior population providing many senior home care services through Home Instead Senior Care, a private pay home care agency. Today, Worcester is a city that shares many of the same senior problems that other cities across the Nation face; seniors in Worcester are aging in place - aging in their own homes thus requiring the need for senior home care services from trusted senior home care agencies like Home Instead Senior Care. In most cases, it is the adult children of these Worcester seniors who become their caregivers. Caught in the middle between taking care of their aging parents and their own families while working a full time job, these adult children are faced with extremely stressful challenges. Home Instead Senior Care came to the Greater Worcester area in 1997 providing senior home care services like companionship, homemaking and personal care services to Worcester seniors in their homes and offering the much needed respite care that family caregivers require. Home Instead Senior Care elder home care services are tailored to fit you and your family's elder care needs.
There are many interesting Worcester sites for Worcester seniors to see. The Blackstone River passes through Worcester and period Victorian architecture is also featured. For the adventurous Worcester senior, a trip to the shore and around the city can be a great outing with a caregiver from a trusted home health care agency. Elm Park and Green Hill Park are also two of the many Worcester recreational areas enjoyed by Worcester's seniors. All of Home Instead Senior Care's CAREGiver's are able to provide transportation to these beautiful Worcester parks and help Worcester seniors remain independent and safe in their surroundings.
Since over 12% of Worcester's population are seniors who live alone, many Worcester seniors may want to remain independent with senior home care assistance and services from senior home care agencies. The "sandwich generation", 45-64 year old Worcester residents, comprises over 18% of Worcester's total population and will be looking for senior home care options or elderly home care options for themselves or their Worcester parents. Places in Worcester such as assisted living facilities, Alzheimer services, private senior home care and non-medical senior home care services will be most important to these Worcester senior residents.
The Worcester Senior Center is a vital part of the Worcester senior community. Located at 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA, the Worcester Senior Center offers health and wellness programs and various other recreational and educational activities as well as social services for the Worcester senior. Lunch and a light dinner are provided daily for Worcester seniors. Assistance for Worcester seniors is also available through the staff of Worcester Elder Affairs. Programs such as health insurance counseling and tax preparation are offered through affiliated programs with the Worcester Senior Center. The Worcester Senior Center's outreach program provides information and referrals to Worcester seniors about services such as senior home care options and reputable senior home care agencies to contact should there be a need. The Worcester Senior Center newsletter is the Senior Scoop, a monthly newsletter distributed to Worcester seniors.