Home health care providers offer a range of health care services that their clients receive in their own homes. But what are the limitations of these services?
Why Are There Home Health Care Providers?
Home health care provides something that senior living facilities do not. You’re probably familiar with nursing homes, assisted living communities, retirement homes, and the like. These are different kinds of senior living communities that serve their residents in different ways. Many seniors are safe, healthy, and happy in these facilities. But this style of care, and this style of living, isn’t for everybody.
Home Health Care Means Aging In Place.
Simply put, a lot of seniors don’t want to move out of their homes. Many seniors love their homes and would be saddened if they felt forced to leave. Furthermore, all senior living communities involve a communal style of living to some degree, and that’s just not for everybody. Lastly, home health care is almost always less expensive than moving into a senior living facility.
What Are The Limits Of Home Health Care?
If home health care is more affordable, then it must be lesser than senior living communities in some way, right? Well, perhaps not. Home health care can be divided into three main categories:
Mental health challenges are common for seniors. Sometimes these challenges come in the form of loneliness and isolation. Many seniors live in places where they can’t visit often with family and friends. This can cause depression which can lead to a host of other problems. Companion caregivers visit seniors in their homes, keep them company, and help them with their mental health.
The biggest problem facing many seniors is simply how to take care of their home. Homemaking caregivers can visit to do the dusting, mopping, scrubbing, and other difficult household chores. They can even run errands for their clients such as grocery shopping.
3. Personal Care
Personal care helps seniors with the Activities of Daily Living. Tasks that are simple for younger people—going to the bathroom, getting up and down stairs, brushing their teeth, etc.—are very difficult for some seniors. A personal caregiver can visit seniors and help with all these tasks and more. Unless a senior needs a specialized piece of machinery or equipment that can only be accessed in a medical facility, home care assistance can help with just about anything.
Executive Home Care
Executive Home Care is a home health care provider. We offer all the home health care services mentioned in this article and more. To learn more about home health care, or about any of our many services, please contact us via our website or call (888) 963-9133.