How Specialized Can Senior Care Be?
Specialized senior care is any type of care for a senior that is specifically suited to their needs. But just how specialized can this care be? How will you know if your elderly loved one is receiving care designed to help with their issues?
Senior Care Should Be Designed To Help Each Individual Client.
Senior care works best when the services are tailored to the client being assisted. One-size-fits-all is not a great strategy when it comes to care. This is one of the weak points when it comes to senior care communities. Many care communities are great and many of the residents of these communities are happy and receive the care they need. But other residents tend to fall through the cracks somewhat. Being one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of residents and having your care provided by a host of different caregivers can mean that each resident doesn’t get care designed to meet their unique needs. This problem is less common with home care.
Home Care Is More Conducive To Delivering Specialized Care.
At Executive Care, we offer home care to our clients and every client receives care services that are personalized to help them with their specific challenges. Each client we serve receives an assessment of their needs and health status from which he derive a detailed plan of care. Working with one or two caregivers every week or every day in your own home allows you to establish a rapport with your caregiver, thus increasing the personalized nature of our services. We also have caregivers on staff who are trained to help clients with specialized issues.
Specialized Care Helps Seniors With Specific Diagnoses Or Health Concerns.
One example of a group of seniors who require specialized care are those with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s often begins with forgetfulness, but the disease is progressive and as the effects of the disease worsen, you will need caregivers who know best how to help Alzheimer’s patients. Specialized care first assesses and then re-examines the ever-changing needs of an Alzheimer’s patient. At Executive Care, we try to balance the independence of an Alzheimer’s patient with their safety for as long as possible, all the while giving their family the education, support, and insight they need.
Specialized care can also include assessing the risk of falls in a client’s home and reducing the risk of bad falls. At Executive Care, our specialized caregivers undergo specific training to address conditions such as:
- Spine and Brain Injury
- Developmental Disabilities
- Accident Victims
- Surgery Patients
- And Others