Senior care has diversified and evolved a lot in recent decades. That is, at least, if you look at the right health care agencies. A good health care agency for seniors will have a wide ranging list of various senior care services. Not too long ago, senior care services were somewhat monolith. Worse still, a majority of seniors who needed elder care were compelled to move into senior care facilities. Senior care facilities can be great, but if you don’t want to move into a senior care facility, why should you have to?
Home Care Assistance
With a great number of elder care services now being offered in-home, seniors don’t have to move into a senior care facility if that’s not what they want. However, being able to access home care assistance won’t do many seniors much good if the list of services provided is small and narrow. There has to be enough diversity among the home care assistance services that they can do some good for all seniors.
Home Care Assistance for Seniors Who Need Personal Care
Personal care services are probably the services you first think of when you think of home care assistance, or any kind of senior care for that matter. Personal care services assist seniors who require some help with the Activities of Daily Living. Such activities include things such as eating, bathing/grooming, getting in and out of beds and wheelchairs, as well as help with catheter and colostomy bags. Personal care services help seniors take care of themselves.
Most seniors who require personal care require it more than once or twice a week. Some need it even more than that. For seniors who require access to 24-7 care, they can still get it with home care assistance. Live-in care sees a qualified and trusted care provider move into the house of an elderly client and provide care whenever needed. Home care assistance can also help seniors with specific conditions, such as Parkinson’s Disease, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer’s Disease, and those recovering from strokes, brain or spinal injuries, and surgeries. With specialized care seniors can work with care providers who are especially experienced at treating seniors who have these specific conditions.
Home Care Assistance for Seniors Who Need Companionship Services
Many seniors’ physical health is more or less fine. They don’t need help to manage that. However, seniors are at a high risk of isolation. Isolation can breed depression which can lead to a whole host of other problems. We can’t always be there to talk and spend time with our elderly loved ones. Companion care sees a care provider come by to talk to a client, play games with them, help with correspondence, and more. This also opens the door for increased care if that becomes necessary.
Home Care Assistance for Seniors Who Need Homemaking Services
Some seniors’ concerns are more tangible. They can take care of themselves just fine but managing their homes is becoming increasingly difficult. Home care assistance can help with this, too. With homemaker services, care providers can come to a client’s home and help with everything from doing the laundry, washing the dishes, taking out the trash, and running errands.
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