Home care services for seniors may not be for everybody, but for those seniors who wish to remain at home and don’t need acute medical attention, they are probably the perfect choice. An in-home care provider is an expert caregiver who would come into your loved one’s home and assist them with the activities of daily living. One of the biggest benefits to this type of care is the senior gets to stay in the comfort of her own home, in a familiar neighborhood and around family and friends who may live close by.
Non medically-based home care
This is one-on one care, customized to meet the individual needs of each person. Some of the tasks the caregiver would perform include: bathing, dressing, companionship, prepare meals, help the loved one eat, transportation, reminders to take medication, walking and exercising, toileting etc.
Medically-based home care
Home care service is not medically based, but if the elderly adult needs some daily medical attention like changing bandages or administering of medication then there is a level of in-home health care services available.
Home care is based on flexibility. Your elderly loved one may need full-time care or part-time. She may need night-time care or day-time or both. She may need weekdays only and not weekend care, which is covered by a family member. Home care can be arranged to fit with almost any schedule.
This choice is also for the elderly adult who needs help with their daily activities. This option provides meals, some social activities, a private living quarters, medication reminders and personal care. This type of care may appeal to the senior who is up for an adventure – there is certainly an active social atmosphere at these centers, and the adventure is in meeting and making new friends.
There are different levels of care available at most facilities. Some seniors have a difficult time with the transition into assisted living, especially if they have left their neighborhood or even their city to get into a facility. Because of the high costs associated with rent, food and care, this option is generally more expensive than home care.
The best type of elderly care really depends on the individual and what they want and what is best suited to their needs. Talk to your loved ones before the final decision needs to be made so you know what their wishes are. Then when the time comes and depending on the state of their health of course, it will be easier to make the decision about elder care.
If you or an aging loved one needs elderly care services in the Old Saybrook, CT area, remember there is “No Place Like Home-Care”. Call us at 203-483-7764 for more information.