What To Expect From In-Home Care Services with Interim HealthCare

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Posted: 10/22/2020 7:18 PM by Interim HealthCare

One of the more sobering realities of aging for many people is the increasing lack of mobility and independence. 

It can be frustrating and distressing to be unable to get around as easily as you once did or to carry out simple, everyday tasks without difficulty.

Which is why, for seniors in Sonoma County, having someone nearby to help out can be such a benefit.
 

A Helping Hand With In-Home Care

In-home care services provide the help that many seniors need as they get older. That help can be provided a few times a week for relatively simple chores or tasks, or even all, every day, if needed.

The types of assistance provided by in-home care workers varies depending on the need. Because many of these tasks may seem simple, they are critical for quality of life. 

These include:
  • Running errands
  • Cleaning the house
  • Laundry, ironing, and linen changes
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Monitoring diet and eating habits
  • Personal care
  • Help with medications and prescriptions
  • Filing insurance
  • Assistance with beds or wheelchairs
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Visits, outings, and trips

One of the more sobering realities of aging for many people is the increasing lack of mobility and independence. 


It can be frustrating and distressing to be unable to get around as easily as you once did or to carry out simple, everyday tasks without difficulty.
 Which is why, for seniors in Sonoma County, having someone nearby to help out can be such a benefit.
 

A Helping Hand With In-Home Care

 In-home care services provide the help that many seniors need as they get older. That help can be provided a few times a week for relatively simple chores or tasks, or even all, every day, if needed.
 The types of assistance provided by in-home care workers varies depending on the need. Because many of these tasks may seem simple, they are critical for quality of life. 
 These include:

 
  • Running errands
  • Cleaning the house
  • Laundry, ironing, and linen changes
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Monitoring diet and eating habits
  • Personal care
  • Help with medications and prescriptions
  • Filing insurance
  • Assistance with beds or wheelchairs
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Visits, outings, and trips

 The website at Aging.com sums it up well,
 

“In a nutshell, care workers ensure that you have as easy a life as possible at home. They will help you with your medication, your day to day chores, and your errands and be a platonic companion when you need someone to fall back on. It is their job to help you see the silver lining when age-related issues get you down as they tend to do sometimes.”

 


And, as useful and helpful as these things may be, in-home care services can provide so much more.

 

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Respite Care - Beyond a Caring, Helping Hand

Many family members who provide regular in-home care for their own aging parents and other senior loved ones understand the stress that it can bring. 

Giving so much of yourself can be overwhelming at times, and the very real condition known as “caregiver burnout” is quite common. Along with this state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion can come a sense of guilt for wanting to get away from the responsibility of providing care.

This is quite normal; however, the exhaustion can be debilitating, which is why it is essential to take a break from care from time to time.

In order to provide the best care possible for your loved one, it’s necessary to make use of respite care

This type of in-home care service provides periodic breaks from the daily routine of caregiving. It can also bring much needed relief from stress and promote the balance your life needs - while continuing to provide the care your loved one needs.

Individuals and families throughout Sonoma County, whether that’s in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, or Rohnert Park, can rely on Interim HealthCare to provide the relief and support that family caregivers need. Whether it’s for a few hours each day, or long enough to take a much-needed vacation, respite care services can make it possible.
 

Specialized Assistance for Alzheimer’s: In-Home Care Services for Those Who Need It Most 

 

Sometimes the care needed is beyond what an adult child or other family member can provide alone. This is why In-home care providers like Interim HealthCare offer specialized assistance.

Perhaps the situation is such that an aged loved one not quite 60 is beginning to experience early onset Alzheimer's disease. Or, more commonly, he or she is over 60 years old and now experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

As many unfortunately know, the tragic consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions affect their families, as well as the individuals with the disease.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

It’s important to realize that Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. However, the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and many people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older.

Yet, Alzheimer's disease does not just afflict the elderly. The reality is that approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Because Alzheimer's worsens over time, it is considered a progressive disease, and the dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment with late-stage Alzheimer's.

Fortunately, Interim HealthCare has extensive experience in helping individuals and their families in Sonoma County live with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

We provide customized Alzheimer's Care and Dementia programs throughout Sonoma County to provide services such as medication reminders, assistance, or administration, as well as help with daily life activities such as bathing and dressing.

We offer relief for family caregivers by assisting with routine home management tasks such as housekeeping or laundry, while helping create and maintain a safe and calm environment.
 

Interim Healthcare: Your Local In-Home Care for Your Senior Loved Ones

Finding assisted living services in Sonoma County is an important decision and it is important to do what is right for your senior loved one and your family. At Interim HealthCare, we know what to look for when it comes to whether a loved one can remain safe and independent in their own home.
 
If you or an aging loved one are in need of in-home care services, contact Interim HealthCare today.
 
At Interim HealthCare, we offer a wide variety of home care ranging from respite and assisted living at home, to Alzheimer's care and much more.
 
To learn more about homecare services, or schedule your No-Obligation in-home evaluation, fill out the "Contact Us" form to the right or simply call our Santa Rosa office at (707) 545-4986.

 

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