We all know that senior personal care services can help the elderly live safer, healthier, happier, and longer lives. And most of us probably think of the same services when we envision senior care. But what are some of the lesser-known benefits of senior personal care services?
What is Senior Personal Care Services ?
We’re all aware of the more basic forms of senior personal care services. We all know that caregivers can help seniors with mobility issues such as getting up and down stairs or getting around in a wheelchair. And we probably all know that caregivers can help seniors bathe and groom themselves. These are all personal care services. Since you’re on this site, you probably already know that all these services and more can be offered in-home, but just in case you don’t, let’s touch on this quickly.
In-Home Senior Personal Care Services
There are different kinds of senior living communities and each type can offer great services. Many seniors are happy and healthy living in these communities. But many seniors just want to stay living in their own private homes. With in-home care, seniors can receive all the personal care services they would in an assisted living community right in their very own home. What’s even better is that in-home senior personal care is almost always cheaper than moving into a senior living community.
Live-In Senior Personal Care Services
Some seniors require around-the-clock access to care. A fall could happen at any moment for any of us, but some are more vulnerable than others. Some seniors have neurodegenerative or mental health issues that mean they become disoriented easily if left alone. Many families think that if their elderly loved one has these needs, a senior living community becomes necessary. But this isn’t true. Such seniors can still receive all the personal care services they need, whenever they need them, with live-in personal care services. If you have an extra room, you can work out a schedule with a live-in caregiver who still works a normal number of hours but who can always be on-hand in case of an emergency.
Skilled Personal Care Services
Caregivers are the core of the senior care industry and they are wonderful people. At Executive Care, all our caregivers are skills tested and they benefit from continuing education and training, and they are subject to all state requirements, as well. But they are not medical professionals. Sometimes you need the services of a registered nurse. With in-home skilled care, it is possible for a nurse to visit seniors in their own homes and provide certain services.
To learn more about senior personal care services, please contact us today.