What to Do if Your Senior Parent Requires Special Care

What to Do if Your Senior Parent Requires Special Care

 

Many seniors all over America require care of some kind. Sometimes that care is temporary, to help recover from surgery or a fall, for example. Sometimes that care is more about helping the senior in question manage their home, for which homemaking services are ideal. Other times that care focuses on the mental and emotional health of the senior, as companion care does. Personal care is about physically helping seniors. But sometimes seniors needs go beyond these basic categories. What then?

Senior Care

All of the above forms of care are available to seniors in-home across much of the country. Executive Care is proud to provide personal care, companion care, and homemaker care services to seniors in their own homes, thus precluding the need for seniors to move into a senior care facility. Some seniors enjoy living in care communities, but many do not. For other seniors, the costs of care communities make them prohibitive. That is why in-home care is so important for so many seniors. It means that they can get the care they need. But some seniors have special needs and requirements when it comes to their care. Do they have the same options?

Special Senior Conditions

What does it mean to need special care? Every senior requires different care services to help with their different needs. So what makes a senior need specialized senior care? In these cases, we typically mean seniors who have conditions that complicate their care. For example, Alzheimer’s Disease, and dementia more generally, can be very difficult conditions to live with. Neurodegenerative diseases are progressive, so they get worse over time. This can make caring for such seniors very difficult.

Parkinson’s Disease can also be progressive, but the symptoms there are seen more physically than neurologically. Multiple Sclerosis and ALS are also unfortunate conditions that require specialized senior care. And sometimes specialized senior care is needed not because of a condition but because of a health incident, such as a stroke, injury, or accident of some kind. What can seniors who have any of the above conditions do?

Specialized Senior Care

Specialized senior care is also available in-home to many seniors. This means that seniors who have Alzheimer’s, MS, ALS, are recovering from a stroke, or anything similar, can get the care they need without having to move into a senior care community. How does specialized senior care work? First, the care is provided by a caregiver who is experienced and/or specially trained in how to provide care for seniors with certain conditions. Furthermore, specialized Plans of Care are drawn up by nurses who know how best to care for seniors with such conditions. By having specialized Plans of Care provided by caregivers who are experienced in helping seniors with special conditions, you can be sure that your senior parent or elderly loved one is getting the best care possible, even in their own home, even when they have a difficult condition.

Executive Care

Executive Care is proud to provide specialized senior care to those clients who need it. To learn more about specialized senior care, please get in touch with us today.

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