Guide: How to Know If Home Care Health Services Are a Fit for Your Loved One

Posted: 8/20/2020 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare
Sheltering in place, physical distancing and the realities of life in a pandemic have been especially difficult for families with senior loved ones, or loved ones with special needs. Family caregivers already had full plates, pre-pandemic, and masks, sanitizer and the added risk of COVID-19 (and what that means for seniors or those with health conditions), is understandably stressful for families today. It's no surprise that we're hearing from many families with questions about home care health services, and whether they're a fit for their loved ones.

Home Care Health Services: An Introduction

Home care health services are pretty much exactly how they sound -- they include health and everyday care services, provided to your senior loved ones in their homes. Services are provided by a certified, trained professional with PPE to protect your loved one. Home care health services professionals often build long-term relationships with client patients, while helping them stay happy and healthy at home. 

Are home care health services a fit for your family and senior loved ones?

If you're not sure whether home care health services are a fit for your senior loved ones -- and for your family -- here are some common themes we hear from families that are relieved to have chosen home care. Home care health services may be a fit for your family if...

Aging in place at home is a priority for your senior loved ones.

And chances are, it is a priority for your older loved ones. In fact, research shows that more than 3 out of 4 Americans over 50 prefer to age in place rather than enter senior living. It's only natural -- we want to live where we're comfortable and at home!

With home care health services, your loved one can get the care he or she needs while staying right at home. And with news stories about COVID-19 ravaging nursing homes, knowing that your loved one is being cared for by trained professionals with PPE, right in his or her home, provides you with peace of mind. 

Everyday tasks are becoming difficult or being forgotten.

As we get older, some memory problems are often normal. Or, some everyday tasks around the house simply become burdensome or more difficult. To age in place as noted above, though, those everyday tasks are pretty important. Our home health aides visit client patients' homes to help with a variety of tasks, including personal care, tasks around the house, groceries and more. We can take care of some of those small details that accompany living at home, so that your loved one can focus on being healthy and happy. 

Your loved one has unique medical needs.

For more unique needs, home care health services can provide specialized care that is designed exactly to give the support and care your loved one needs. Here at Interim HealthCare, our specialized home care health services include in-home care for conditions like:

> Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
> Arthritis
> Congestive Heart Failure
> Huntington's Disease
> Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
> Coronary Artery Disease
> Diabetes
> Joint Replacement
> Mental Health and Depression
> Multiple Sclerosis
> And more

YOU need some extra help.

Pre-COVID, the lives of family caregivers were extremely busy -- we know how amazing you are! But with the complexities and concerns surround COVID-19, everything is so much more challenging. With work, family, your loved ones and keeping EVERYONE safe, it's an awful lot for anyone to handle. 

We are here to help. Of course you'll always be there for your loved ones, but we can fill in the gaps, give you a break, and ensure that your senior loved ones receive the care they need. Home care health services can provide some peace of mind while alleviating some of the burdens that can add stress during an already-stressful time. 

We're proud to help your family stay safe and happy at home.

With locations across the United States, our Interim HealthCare family is honored to join and help your family. To learn more about our home care health services, contact your nearest Interim HealthCare location today