Home care medical services that are available to seniors
Posted: 10/1/2020 8:00 AM by
There is a lot of attention on home care services for seniors right now. Many of us are working from home and are otherwise staying at home unless it's absolutely necessary to go out. Those who are high risk for COVID-19 complications, especially those who are advanced in age or are suffering from pre-existing conditions, are particularly home bound.
This can make it challenging for family members to step in and provide care for their loved ones. Especially since so many family caregivers were taxed before COVID-19 became a part of our daily lives.
With home care, family members can stay safely at home, while a trained caregiver, nurse, or therapist provides important personal care or medical services to your senior loved ones. Here at Interim HealthCare, our team works with your family and your loved one's doctor to determine the level of care and services needed to keep your loved ones happy and healthy at home.
Which home care medical services are available for my senior loved ones?
It's important to note that senior home care services include both non-medical and medical care options. To help you make the best decisions for the seniors in your family, here is a breakdown of some of the home care services provided by our Interim HealthCare locations across the country:
Non-medical home care services
Oftentimes, families and seniors consider moving into a senior living community, simply because the tasks and stresses of everyday life at home pile up. Non-medical home care services are provided by compassionate, professional caregivers to help alleviate some of the burdens of staying at home -- while freeing up time to enjoy being comfortable and living in familiar surroundings.
Sometimes as we age, personal care can become taxing. And it's incredibly common for our loved ones to hide these difficulties from us out of embarrassment, or simply because they don't want to "bother" us (while in fact, it's no bother at all!). Professional caregivers can step in and assist with these personal care tasks, including bathing, shaving, eating, toileting, dressing, medication reminders and more.
These non-medical home care services save you and any other family caregivers a great deal of time, but they also go a long way toward preserving the dignity of your senior loved ones. We often time from talking to our patients that seniors don't want their children and grandchildren to know about some of the challenges they face at home. In these instances, our professional caregivers help them maintain privacy while also helping worrisome family members (who often have a hunch that Mom or Dad is struggling).
Home care medical services for seniors
Home care medical services can be extremely customized based on your senior loved one and his or her specific needs. Twenty-four hour care is possible with coordinated shifts of multiple caregivers, and even live-in care is available when needed.
Customized care for chronic conditions, rehabilitation, post-operative care and so much more are available through a home care provider like Interim HealthCare. As allowed by state law, a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) can provide care for your senior loved one.
From blood pressure or blood sugar monitoring, to wound care, IV maintenance, catheter care, injections, foot care and so much more, a professional, compassionate nurse will ensure your loved one's needs are being met.
For more serious, chronic conditions like Dementia/Alzheimer's, cancer, MS, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and more, Interim HealthCare is proud to offer specialized care services targeting these conditions specifically. And as part of our commitment to Home Life Enrichment (HLE), your loved one won't just be receiving care for a condition, we'll be treating and nurturing all the core elements of health. It's a commitment we're incredibly proud of here at Interim HealthCare, and one that makes a tremendous impact on the physical and emotional well being of our patients.
The best way to undersatnd how we can help is to talk to one of our locally-owned and -operated franchises. Our team is here to help you find the best plan of action to care for your senior loved one. Whatever you choose, we are here with you along the way. Visit our Locations page to contact the Interim HealthCare location nearest you.
Does your senior loved one need home care services?