How Does Home Care Work?
It becomes much more difficult to live independently as we age. Dementia, mobility restrictions, and other common ailments that accompany advanced age all combine to make the tasks we accomplish everyday much more difficult for older adults. But, there’s an increasing number of seniors who are motivated to live on their own for as long as possible. So how do we help older people who need some assistance living on their own but don’t require assisted living services? For these patients, home care is the answer.
Home care uses trained caretakers and certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) to provide in home non medical care to clients that need a little extra with the everyday tasks that come with independent living. And those service can make all the difference for a senior who wants to stay in their own home.
What Services Can I Expect with Home Care?
Home care focuses on the day-to-day tasks that are necessary for independent living. These might include help with personal hygiene tasks like bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some seniors need assistance with meal preparation, menu planning, grocery shopping, laundry, and light housekeeping. Others need help with medication reminders and documentation. With other seniors benefit from simple companionship.
Of course, every client’s needs are different. That’s why the flexible nature of home care can be so helpful for seniors. Care plans can be customized based on every person’s individual needs. And because home care is a collaboration between client and caregiver, there’s always the opportunity to adjust the level of care as needed.
Who Uses Home Care?
Typically, seniors use home care services on an ongoing basis. It could be as often as everyday or as little as a few hours every week. But whatever the frequency, the extra help the caregivers provide gives seniors the freedom to delay assisted living and live on their own for just a little longer.
Home care can also help seniors who could normally live on their own but need a little help while recovering from an injury or surgery. Home care gives these clients the ability to focus on their recovery without worrying about getting all their other daily chores done so they can resume their independent lives.
Is Home Care Expensive?
While the idea of in home care may seem expensive, it’s really more practical than you might think. And it’s certainly less expensive than the cost of skilled nursing care or full time assisted living facilities. In fact, seniors could potentially save tens of thousands of dollars every years using home care in their own place of residence rather than moving into an assisted living facility.
Glendale Seniors Use Generations Home Care
If you live in Glendale, Arizona and are interested in learning more about home care, Generations Home Care can help. Our skilled caregivers and CNA’s serve Glendale seniors so they can live in their own homes for longer.
Our care teams begin by interviewing each new client to learn more about their exact needs. Then we craft a custom care plan based on the client’s needs and financial capacity. Once the care plan has been created and approved, we’ll select a caregiver who’s matched to the client’s needs and personality. Then our caretakers and CNA’s implement the plan and provide peace of mind so that clients remain content and comfortable no matter what their needs may be.
We Want to Hear From You, So Call Today!
If you’d like to learn more about our Glendale home care services, you can give us a call at 602-595-HOME (4663) or send us an email by filling out our contact form. We’ll be able to answer most of your questions right away and provide a quick service quote. From there, we’ll schedule your free in-home assessment so we can start crafting your plan of care. After experiencing all the benefits home care has to offer, we’re positive you’ll see the value in your increased quality-of-life.