As our parents and elderly loved ones get older, we see how the activities of daily life can strain them. Everyday things that were once simple now become difficult. And this is besides any medical conditions they might have. We see all this and we begin to wonder if they need elderly care. It can be a touchy subject to broach. But there are many different types of elderly care options that can benefit your loved one in ways that you may not have previously thought. So read on and discover some of the benefits of elderly care.
It starts at home
Gone are the days when one problem, perhaps even a minor one, in a senior’s life meant that a move to an elderly care facility or nursing home was in order. Gone too are the days when in-home elderly care was the purview of only the rich. You can get professional, effective, and affordable elderly care for your loved one right in the comfort of their own home.
For many seniors, it’s not taking medicine or recovering from surgeries that complicate their lives and make things difficult; it’s the everyday household chores that can be exhausting and sometimes even dangerous. Chores such as cleaning the house, doing the laundry, and getting the groceries. Luckily, these are all activities that a qualified caregiver from Executive Home Care can perform for your loved one. It’s all part of our homemaking elderly care assistance plan. And it can make all the difference in the world.
Personal care is a great option for many seniors. With personal care, a senior can remain living in his or her home and caregivers will visit at regular intervals to assist with the activities of daily life. Such assistance includes, but is not limited to: assistance with eating, bathing, using bath equipment, dental/denture care, grooming, and hair care, assistance with bowel regularity, self-administered medications, basic skin care and nail maintenance, and emptying or changing external urinary collecting devices, including catheter bags, as well as assistance with colostomy and ostomy bags.
With live-in care, a caregiver will stay in the home 24 hours a day and is available to assist as needed. The assigned caregiver will provide personal, social, and domestic in-home care and supervision at the level that is appropriate for you or your family member. These live-in care services are also designed to help with the activities of daily living. This type of assistance will allow you or your family member to remain in a safe, clean, happy, and healthy home environment.
And just as important as the live-in care, personal care, and homemaking services, can be the companionship that these caregivers provide. The elderly often suffer from loneliness and isolation. So having a compassionate and friendly caregiver with whom to talk and interact can be a great benefit to both a senior’s health and their quality of life.
Want to learn more?
If you have any questions about our elderly care options, please do not hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and figure out what kind of elderly care is right for you or your loved one.