Home Care Plays an Important Role
As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to accomplish the everyday tasks that come with independent living. Common age-related ailments like diabetes, neuropathy, and arthritis frequently inhibit mobility. Vision and hearing problems make driving difficult. And dementia – a growing problem in the senior community – turns everything into a puzzle.
But a growing number of seniors – who watched their own elderly parents retire to assisted living facilities – now want to stay in their homes for as long as possible as they age. So how do we fill the care gap for elderly people who aren’t ready for full-time assisted living but still need help accomplishing some day-to-day tasks?
Home care brings certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) and trained caregivers into clients’ homes to provide help with the nonmedical tasks we all take for granted. And these services allow seniors to stay in their own homes for longer.
Home Care is Customizable
When providing home care, CNA’s and caregivers focus on the tasks and chores older people have trouble doing on their own. These could include providing help with dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene. Menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. Even laundry and light housekeeping. Caregivers can also help with important health-related tasks like medication reminders and tracking. No matter what kind of help they provide, caregivers and CNA’s work to improve their client’s quality-of-life so they can continue thriving in their own homes.
The real power of home care comes through its customization. No two client’s needs will be exactly the same but because home care occurs on a one-on-one basis, there’s plenty of opportunity for caregivers to adjust the level of care as their client’s needs change.
How is Home Care Used?
Seniors typically use home care on an ongoing basis. It could be for as little as a few hours every week to as much as every single day. This regular care allows older people to delay a move into assisted living and live independently for longer.
Home care can also help seniors who would normally be independent but are temporarily disabled due to an injury or surgical procedure. Temporary help with daily tasks allows these seniors to focus on their recovery without worrying about the chores piling up. And once they’ve healed, they can return to their independent lives.
In some cases, home care services can also be used as respite care so family members can take a much needed break from their ongoing caregiving duties. This intermittent care gives them time to run their own errands or to just take a break to relax and recharge. But no matter how it’s provided, home care benefits seniors and their families.
Can I Afford to Pay for Home Care
While the idea of an in-home care provider may sound expensive, it’s probably more affordable than you expect. And when compared to the cost of care in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, home care becomes even more affordable. In fact, an older person could save tens of thousands of dollars every year by staying in their home with the help of caregiver, rather than moving into full time residential care.
Mesa, Arizona Residents Can Call Generations Home Care
If you live in Mesa, Arizona and think you or someone you love could benefit from home care, we’re here to help. Generations Home Care offers our services to Mesa seniors so they can stay in their homes longer.
We’ll begin by creating a custom plan of care through conversations with the client and their friends and family. Each plan is customized to meet the client’s individual needs and we hand select each caregiver based on who we believe will best match the client’s needs and personality. Once the plan is finalized, we all work to make our clients comfortable by knowing their needs will always be met.
Call or Email Us Today!
If you’d like to learn more, feel free to call us at 602-595-HOME (4663) or send us an email. We can answer most questions over the phone and can even provide a quick service quote. We’re confident that once you experience our services for yourself, you’ll quickly see an improvement in your own quality-of-life.