Home Care For Seniors?
You’re the family caregiver—the daughter who makes sure dad gets to the doctors, the son who stops by after work to tuck mom safely in at night, or the person responsible for ensuring Aunt Elsie eats nutritious meals.
We know you want to provide the best care for your senior loved one and we know that you have a lot of choices. Sometimes, just getting the answers and information you need, can be exhausting. So, we wanted to share a little information with you about home care.
The term home care describes two very different types of care:
Home health care provided by licensed medical professionals, for which you need a prescription.
Non-medical home care, such as personal care, homemaker or companionship services are provided by professional caregivers.
In broader terms, home care that seniors require often revolves around the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). These are provided under non-medical home care.
Working in conjunction with your family
In working with your family, we develop an individualized program to manage your daily needs. We match your needs to the best possible caregiver, bring them to your home and ask you to participate in the selection process. Once the caregiver is placed in your home we continue our unique system of continued personalized contacts through home visits. Most importantly we will continue to communicate with you our client and the caregiver who is providing care for you.
Some of the services that are available are:
- In home care services
- Consumer Directed Services (CDS)
- Aids Waiver Services
- Pediatric Services
- Private Pay Services
We respond after hours in 20 minutes or less!
If you call a home care agency in the evenings or the weekends, nothing is more frustrating than to receive an answering machine. If you receive a voice message when you call us, we’ll call back in 20 minutes or less. We are committed to serving your needs in the way that’s most convenient to you.
ADLs are basic activities and functions performed on a daily basis that are usually done without assistance. The six ADLs are:
IADLs, on the other hand, are those activities instrumental to our daily routines such as:
- Preparing meals
- Doing housework
- Managing finances
- Managing medication
- Using the telephone
To learn more about non-medical home care, visit our Non-Medical Home Care page
Family caregivers and senior care professionals often notice changes in their loved ones, which send up a red flag that an otherwise healthy older adult needs more assistance to remain safely and independently at home. For more information on these signs and ways to manage the responsibilities of caregiving, visit CaregiverStress.com.