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What in Home Care Services Are Typically Offered to Seniors?

Posted: 7/16/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

In home care for seniors has been a game changer in healthcare, particularly as we face the COVID 19 pandemic. Seniors increasingly prefer the safety and comfort of aging in place. In fact, research from the National Council on Aging found that 9 out of 10 seniors intend to continue living in their homes for the next five to 10 years, despite some physical difficulties.

This presents a challenging situation for children, grandchildren and other family caregivers. Providing care for your senior loved ones can be incredibly stressful and time consuming. And although you, of course, want the best for your loved one, sometimes you need a little help! That's where in home care comes into play. 

Senior in home care services to help your loved ones age in place

Understanding what in home care services are typically offered to seniors can help you best plan for and choose the right level of care for your senior loved ones. Here's an important breakdown of some of the most common in home care services we provide to seniors across the United States: 

Personal Care & Support Services

The kind of in home care that helps seniors stay independent at home and save costs (compared to moving into senior living), these services are often referred to as "non-medical" or "private duty" senior in home care

Personal Care & Support Services provide companionships and also, assistance with activities of daily living (we call those ADLs here at Interim HealthCare) that can become burdensome or challenging as we age. These ADLs include:
 
  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Cleaning
  • Toileting
  • Walking with assistance
  • Continence
When you have your hands full, trained, compassionate in home senior care professionals can step in to ensure your senior loved one has the care he or she needs to stay happy, healthy and independent at home.

Here at Interim HealthCare, we provide in home senior care services for seniors that embody our commitment to what we call HomeLife Enrichment®. Our custom in home care programs are individually tailored to address the mind, body, spirit and family of your loved ones.

In Home Nursing Services

For seniors who need medical care, as allowed by state law, a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) can provide in home nursing care that includes hands-on care as well as education for unique conditions and situations. Specifically, in home nursing care services for seniors (and all ages) can include:
 
  • Health assessments, including blood pressure, glucose, postoperative care and other vital signs
  • Disease and treatment education to support your senior loved ones caring for themselves at home
  • Wound care
  • Dressing changes
  • Ostomy/colostomy teaching and management
  • IV management
  • Medication reconciliation and doctor or pharmacist reporting
  • Medication administration
  • Injections
  • Heparin flushes
  • Foot care
  • Urinary catheter management
  • Tube, drain and bag management

Specialized In Home Senior Care Services

Many seniors are battling unique diseases or ailments that require specialized treatment. In home care services have evolved over the years to include highly tailored treatment programs that address these challenges while continuing to empower seniors who wish to live independently. Although specialty in home care services may vary in your area, here at Interim HealthCare, our specialized in home care senior services (and all ages) include:
 
  • Dementia care
  • Arthritis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Huntingtons disease
  • Hypertension / blood pressure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Joint replacement
  • Mental health and depression
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Palliative care
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ventilator care
  • Veterans care

In home care services are empowering seniors and their caregivers

It's never been more important to keep your senior loved ones safe and happy at home. With in home senior care services designed to specifically support the needs of your loved one, you can relax and know that together, we'll ensure your loved one is happy and healthy. To learn more about in home senior care services in your area, contact the Interim HealthCare location nearest you