If you are considering home care as a solution for either yourself or the care of a loved one, you likely have many questions about your service options. There is much to take into consideration when choosing the right care plan. Our staff is trained to customize and design a care plan that is perfect for our clients’ needs. Below are just a few examples of the types of service options best suited for the most common scenarios. Please be advised that these are general examples and, should you have questions regarding your specific case, you will need to contact our staff for more detailed assistance.
Each year, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries.¹ Research shows that only half of those who have experienced a recent fall will inform their doctor. If you are 65 or older, it is very important to not only tell your doctor if you have had a fall but evaluate your environment with the help of a loved one or caregiver to determine what can be done to reduce said risk in the home.
When choosing the right person to care for you or your loved one there are many options to choose from. When coming to a decision that is right for you one of the most important questions you should ask your physician is "Do I, or my loved one, need a skilled nurse?"
A nurse that comes to your home is different from a home health aide, contrary to a friend visiting you, and unlike a phone call from a family member to “check in”. When choosing the correct caregiver there are many factors to consider.
Everyone needs help at one time or another. Some people need a little bit of help getting to their appointments or enjoy company when they go out for lunch. Other people need help with their personal care or general assistance in their home. Support may have different timelines: temporary, after hospitalization or fall; or long-term, due to a chronic illness or diagnosis.
Regardless of the situation, a caregiver may be the answer.
A caregiver is a trained professional who provides many different levels of assistance to an individual, catering to their needs and preferences. A home health aide is a caregiver who is certified by the Department of Health.