Cherishing Independence with Personalized Home Care Services
As seniors age, they may require extra assistance with daily activities to maintain their independence and quality of life. Home care assistance, including home health aides and other home health care services, provides the perfect solution, offering personalized care tailored to individual needs while allowing seniors to remain in their familiar surroundings. Seniors can get help at home with:
- Medication Management
Family members caring for seniors at home can also get respite time to recuperate and reenergize themselves.
Keeping Seniors Safe and Independent with In-Home Care Services
Injury, illness, physical impairment and cognitive decline can each impact a person’s ability to adequately care for themselves, particularly if they are a senior living alone. Adult children often worry about their aging parents, especially when they live far away. Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, severe arthritis, cancer, COPD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a broken hip can make daily tasks more challenging and even dangerous for elderly seniors.
“Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs) – bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and feeding – are necessary to maintain well-being. “Instrumental ADLs” – shopping, cooking, driving, laundry, bill paying, and medication or disease management – are also essential for maintaining independence.
While communal living in independent, assisted living or nursing home settings has its benefits, studies show that most people prefer to remain in their homes as long as possible. If you or a loved one need assistance to stay independent at home, hiring a home health aide, companion or caregiver from a reputable, licensed home care agency or nurse registry like Boca Home Care Services can help achieve that goal.
Long-term care insurance policyholders should review their policies and assess their immediate needs. Combining these insights can help seniors living at home decide whether to seek short-term or long-term hourly or live-in assistance. Receiving help during recovery from a fall, injury or illness will help a senior make a fuller and speedier recovery. Although having a “stranger” in one’s home might feel uncomfortable initially, the caregiver will soon become a familiar and supportive presence.
Valuing independence and health over privacy and vanity is crucial when considering home care assistance. Boca Home Care Services offers individualized personal care plans for various situations, including home aide services and home healthcare services. If you or an elderly loved one needs help at home, discuss your circumstances with a geriatric care manager.
Every life stage and challenge requires planning. Sometimes, a bit of assistance is necessary to achieve what we genuinely desire. Explore your possibilities and remember that Boca Home Care Services also specializes in assisting long-term care insurance policyholders. Our experienced professionals can contact your insurance provider on your behalf, handle all paperwork, and help extract the most value from your policy. Reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help you navigate your long-term home healthcare options, assist home health care needs, and maximize insurance benefits.