The growing population of senior citizens means that more people have loved ones in their lives that need a helping hand with their daily activities.
To solve this problem, some turn to sending the seniors in their lives to nursing or assisted living facilities. While this is a viable option, for many, uprooting their loved ones from their homes, lives, and taking away a large amount of their independence is not something they would consider doing.
That’s why home-based care is increasingly becoming a go-to option.
But what is home health care and how can it help your elderly loved one live their fullest lives?
Below is some information on everything you can expect with this kind of service.
What is Home Health Care?
Home health care encompasses a wide range of services that are administered by a trained caretaker. These services are extremely valuable in the assistance of senior citizens or people managing an injury which has limited their facilities.
Health care in one’s home can be either of a medical or non-medical nature depending on the needs of the person. If a recipient of home-based health care is in need of around the clock medical attention, you’ll want to find a facility that specializes in that.
If a recipient simply needs help with everyday tasks and accident prevention, there are qualified care-taker organizations who specialize in providing that service.
What Kind of Services are Provided Through Home Care?
Services that you can get through a qualified home-based care organization are wide. With medical based home care, you can expect that your home care professional can help with treating wounds, injuries or other ailments that require professional medical attention.
With non-medical based home care, you can expect help with the following:
- Getting to doctor’s appointments
- Fall Prevention
- Meal preparation
- Recreational Activities
The above list is by no means comprehensive and can be more expansive depending on the provider you choose.
So What Can You Expect From Home Health Care?
With home-based health care, you can expect that your elderly loved one will have a respectful professional present to help them in their home at designated times or around the clock. You can expect that your elderly loved ones will feel safer and will have a significantly reduced risk of experiencing accidents or forgoing important self-care routines.
Finally, you can expect that you’ll have much deeper peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being cared for in a way that is truly dignified.
How to Get Started
If you’re interested in providing your loved one with quality, non-medical home health care to ensure they live each day to it’s fullest and safest, our team at Jewish Family Home Care can help.
We are a not-for-profit community of caring. We give seniors of all faiths the tools they need to enjoy their lives on their terms.