In-Home Senior Care Can Fulfill a Variety of Needs
Posted: 1/9/2014 7:10 PM by
Many aging adults want to remain in their own homes and keep their independence for as long as possible, rather than move to a long-term care facility. The good news is that in-home senior care can allow your loved one to stay at home, and what’s more, it is designed to be flexible to suit his or her individual needs.
Below are just some needs that in-home senior care can fulfill:
Companionship is essential for humans to thrive. In-home senior care can provide friendship with compassion and consistency.
Personal care needs that family members often can’t provide, or that an older person prefers an outsider to provide – such as toileting, bathing, dressing, nail trimming, etc.
Medication supervision can be done by the caregiver, thereby reassuring the family that their loved one is taking his or her medication on schedule.
Errands and shopping can become pleasurable outings for older people if they have a companion to go with them. And, if the senior prefers not to go or is unable to go, the caregiver can run these errands.
Cooking and light housekeeping are other services that enhance the quality of an older person’s life. Eating alone can be lonely, but sharing a simple meal with someone is enjoyable.
Safety is one of the most important reasons for senior care. In the event of a seizure, a fall, or some other emergency, the caregiver can provide CPR and other assistance while waiting for the paramedics.
Note: In-home senior care can also be used on a short-term basis for people recovering from surgery or an acute illness.
If you are looking for senior care in Mooresville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Interim HealthCare of the Carolinas. We provide professional care services to meet your unique needs. We’re available 24 hours a day to assist you!