When is home care a suitable gift?
Do you have any family members or a friend who could benefit from private home care support?
There are flexible basic non-medical home care support options on a short-term or longer-term basis available. Non-medical home care support is suitable for anyone who needs help with the activities of daily living ADLs - help with any of the tasks below:
a. Personal care: showering/bathing/dressing/grooming, toileting, medication reminders, light exercise, meal prep/cooking, etc).
b. Companionship: emotional support & social engagement as well improving cognitive skills. Has many benefits!
A. Seniors who
a. wish to age in their own home and are less independent some help with some daily tasks & activities.
b. have a health condition and challenges with mobility and or cognitive impairment (Dementia/Alzheimers).
B. Any person who has
Special care needs
needs help with the activities of daily living (ADLs)
post-surgery to help gain back mobility
needs transportation for medical appointments & social outings
no family left, feels disconnected, lonely & isolated, and or suffers from depression
who want to improve their quality of life
There is also the option of respite home care (temporary caregiver relief for a family caregiver and homemaking - support with light housekeeping & errands.
2. Medical home health care consists of nursing care either by a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse depending on a patient's specific home health care needs. Any senior who experiences a sudden decline in health due to an infection or accident and or suffers from a chronic health care condition illness or disease will require Specialized home health care if their health allows it to remain at their own home.
If you are a family member of someone who you think could benefit from private home care start the conversation with other family members. Consult with several qualified home care companies and arrange a non-obligatory consultation. The aging population shows a growing decline in cognitive health and many seniors suffer from Dementia/Alzheimers which has many challenging behaviors and needs a qualified & Dementia trained caregiver to support them. Many seniors suffer financial hardship and can't afford private home care without additional financial support.
Consult with the person's health care provider, if possible, and several qualified home care companies. Arrange a non-obligatory in-home care consultation.
Look for holistic home care providers in your area that will ensure that all of the person's holistic (physical, emotional, cognitive & social care needs) are met to improve their overall well-being and enrich their quality of life.