What Are My Senior Care Options?
Senior care is a term that envelopes a wide array of services. The truth is, senior care is about as diverse as seniors are. Of course, not all companies and organizations who provide senior care are equal. You want to find the right fit for you and your family. You want to find somebody who can provide for you whatever your senior care needs are, and who can provide the care you need as it changes over time.
Less involved types of senior care
There is no need to wait until your parent or elderly loved one has developed a serious condition to consider senior care. Many seniors struggle with relatively small issues and don’t say anything. Worse still, these small issues can become big ones as time goes on, so it’s very important to help when and how we can.
For starters, there are homemaker services. This type of senior care focuses on helping seniors take care of their homes. As we age, what used to be relatively simple tasks like cleaning, getting the groceries, and meal preparation can become quite tricky and exhausting. As such, seniors can begin to neglect these chores, and this often snowballs into a big problem and has a deleterious effect on their lives. With homemaker services, you can hire a care worker to come into their home and help them with these chores.
It’s also important to remember that not all senior care is about the physical realm. Our emotional and mental states can have a great impact on our physical health and so too is this true for seniors. Many seniors struggle with isolation and loneliness. They leave the house less and less, their friends may become infirm or pass away, and their spouses too may pass. This is all very disheartening and it has the knock-on effect of many seniors just staying alone in their homes and slowly deteriorating.
It’s important for us to be there for our elderly loved ones as much as possible, but sometimes companion care is the best option. This type of senior care involves a care worker coming by for the principal reason of spending time with seniors; talking to them, playing games, listening to how they’re doing, and helping them to exercise their social skills.
More involved types of senior care
There are many seniors who require more involved types of senior care. They may need personal care. Care workers can help with activities such as bathing, dental care, and moving to and from wheelchairs and beds. And some seniors don’t require this kind of care once or twice a day, but rather, around the clock.
But even in those cases, it is possible to get all these types of senior care in-home. Care workers can come by and help you or your elderly loved ones with all these issues and more. You can even get live-in senior care and place a skilled and trustworthy care worker right in your home.
If you have any questions about any of Executive Care’s senior care services please do not hesitate to contact us today. We’d love to hear from you and get you or your elderly loved ones started with great in-home care.BACK