WHEN IS IT TIME TO HIRE HOME CARE?
Many older adults live wonderful, healthy, and independent lives. At times, the natural aging process can cause unforeseen changes that affect their independent lifestyle. You may be noticing changes in your loved one’s ability to complete daily tasks. An indication that a loved may be struggling may include things such as, dishes in the sink, an unmade bed, piles of dirty laundry, unpaid bills, changes in physical appearance, bathing infrequencies, mobility difficulties, keeping up with home maintenance and more.
To address these changes with your loved one, oftentimes the responsibility to provide care falls on a family member or may include seeking out services for in-home care or even deciding to move your loved one to a campus that provides assisted living or skilled nursing care. Addressing these changes can leave caregivers full of questions on how to provide their loved one with the appropriate amount of care that falls within their budget.
Home Care services may be the best option to address increasing care needs while allowing your loved one to remain living safely and independently in their home or community. Home Care services provide support to each person differently based on their needs. Some people may only require occasional assistance, while others require more supervision or assistance with things they do every day. Supervision or assistance may be for a short length of time, such as a week or two after returning home following a surgery or lengthy hospital stay or can be on a routinely scheduled basis.
Home Care is provided by caregivers who are trained to understand the specific kind of care your loved one needs. Home Care services can assist older adults with activities of daily living, or just offer some friendly companionship. Some of the services provided by Home Care include:
- Personal Care Services:Personal Care services provide assistance in activities such as bathing, dressing, transferring, using the bathroom, eating, walking and self-care so that an individual may remain safely in their home.
- Homemaker Services:Homemaker services provide assistance with household tasks such as light housework, meal preparation, shopping or use of the telephone so that an individual can continue to live independently in a safe and healthy home.
- Companion Services: Companion services provide assistance with non-medical care, socialization, basic supervision and light housekeeping — secondary to companion services — to maintain an individual’s safety and well-being in their home.
If you or a loved one is interested or in need of in-home services, consider Nye Home Health Care. Nye Home Health Care offers various levels of care and service and here to help your loved one live a safe, happy and healthy life at home. For more information, please contact us at 402-753-1401
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