How seniors benefit from home care services
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
In-Home care services need to be considered for seniors who are less independent due to a health condition, illness, or disease to help them to remain independent, safe & comfortable in their place of living. Learn more about home care benefits to look forward to your journey to aging in place.
Companionship Care offers quality time with a consistent & trusted caregiver who also helps with the daily routine.
Helps to remain independent
Comfort & peace of mind
Emotional & cognitive support
Help with all activities of daily living (ADL)
Promotes social activities & outings
Assist with a health routine
Ensures a higher quality of life
Should the above benefits appeal to you or a loved one who could gain more independence with Companionship Care, start by gathering all of the required health and medication information from the Family Physician (if you are authorized to do so). Arrange or help to arrange a free in-home care consultation by a private quality home health care company. This will give you a better understanding of all home care services & costs and which services might be most beneficial - either in the present or in the near future.
Personal Care assists with the Activities of Daily Living such as showering, bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring & more. These tasks can become more challenging once we age due to declining health/health issues, a condition, illness or disease. Your benefit is hygiene and a sense of comfort and wellbeing. Even if you don't require actual assistance, a standby for support might be helpful and guidance on how to prevent slipping and falling in the shower or bathtub. Dressing can be challenging for seniors who have issues with Arthritis for example to help with buttons.
Some seniors do require ambulatory care & more. Such tasks are very challenging for a family caregiver, an adult child, or a friend. It is recommended to have these tasks taken care of by a health care professional who has the experience, knowledge, and training to complete them while making the person needing them feel at ease and avoid any discomfort.
Specialized Care such as Dementia and in-home Alzheimer's Care does require qualified & trained Health
Care professionals to monitor any health & cognitive changes while communicating them with the nurse who is managing the flexible care plan.
Care adjustments are important as care needs do change. A quality home health care company will be able to provide any Specialized Care including Diabetes, Heart failure, Parkinson's, MS/ALS, as well as Disability & Special Needs Care, Respite, Cancer & Palliative Care. Skilled nursing might be required for specific Specialized Care depending on the person's care needs required.
Ensure to have a list of home health care questions prepared and ask for references and client testimonials and qualifications of caregivers.
Natalie Lehr-Splawinski on behalf of Diane Miller, RN & owner & Operator of Seniors Choice For Care