If you are a senior or the adult child or loved one of a senior, then you probably know about senior home care services. If you don’t know about senior home care services, well, you probably should, so keep reading and learn about them. Most people, however, know that seniors can receive a number of care services within the comfort of their own homes. It’s a great way to receive senior care because it is, for most seniors, more convenient than moving into a senior care facility, and furthermore, it is almost always cheaper than moving into a senior care facility.
When we think about senior home care services, we most often think of various personal care services. Personal care helps seniors with the activities of daily living. Such activities include eating, going to the bathroom, bathing, and grooming. Seniors who can’t quite manage to do these activities on their own clearly need personal care to help them. But there are senior home care services that you may not realise are available. Here are four ways to use senior home care that you may not have considered.
1). Homemaking Services
Not all senior home care services are about physically helping the senior in question themselves. Many seniors can manage to take care of themselves all right, but taking care of their homes might prove difficult, exhausting, or even dangerous. For such seniors there are homemaking services. With this senior home care service, seniors can benefit from a caregiver coming by once or twice a week or even every day, if necessary, and helping with tasks such as laundry, dusting and vacuuming, or grocery shopping.
2). Companionship Services
Senior home care services are not just about helping seniors with their physical health. Let us not overlook the importance of mental and emotional health as well. Many seniors face mental health challenges, such as depression, and the slowing down of cognitive functions. This can be as a result of a neurological disorder or because of isolation and loneliness. Companionship services allow seniors to interact with a caregiver on a regular basis so that they don’t become detached from the outside world.
3). Specialized Care
Sometimes seniors require special home care services that are designed to help them with a specific condition that they have. Seniors with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, or Parkinson’s Disease or seniors who are recovering from a stroke or other injuries have special needs and requirements that not all caregivers are necessarily equipped to handle. But with specialized care, seniors can work with caregivers who are especially trained or experienced in helping seniors with the same condition that they have.
4). Live-in care
For around-the-clock care, surely seniors must move into a senior care facility, right? You can’t get 24/7 care with a senior home care service, can you? Actually, you can. It’s called live-in care and it involves a caregiver moving into the home of the client. This way, the caregiver can be on hand to provide care in the case of an emergency whenever that may be.
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