Coming to terms with getting older can be difficult, but it’s a reality we all have to face. Part of that reality is admitting when you need a helping hand. As you age, you may find that you do require assistance and support with everyday tasks, and that’s okay.
If you’re not comfortable with the idea of living in a facility or you’re able to manage your needs with minimal help, then in-home health care is likely the best option for you. It’s also ideal if you’re a caregiver for a loved one and wish to care for them at home or if they are reluctant to leave the comfort of their home to receive care.
Let’s take a closer look at in-home care so you can better understand what it means and when it may be time to consider in-home care along with the services offered.
What Is In-Home Care?
In-home care, as the name implies, refers to the variety of non-medical services that older adults can receive to help them function on a day-to-day basis while they continue to live comfortably in their own homes.
This can be long-term or short-term such as when recovering from a medical setback or injury.
As the services required are non-medical, this aid can be provided by a family member or friend. For those who wish or who do not have a family member to take up the role, it can also be provided by caregivers, aides or certified nursing assistants.
Signs that You May Need In-Home Care
As we mentioned earlier, aging can be a difficult thing to come to terms with, and it may be hard to admit that you need help. However, to ensure a great quality of life, it’s in your best interest to get assistance if and when needed.
If you notice any of the following signs in you or a loved one, then it may be time to consider in-home healthcare:
Forgetting to do everyday tasks
Neglecting housekeeping or personal hygiene
Trouble staying up to date with bill payments and financials
Increased feelings of loneliness
What Are the Types of In-Home Care Services?
The services provided for in-home care are varied and are usually customized to suit a person’s individual needs. Before settling on a plan of care, consult with your doctor for the best advice in determining which services are needed.
The range of services provided for in-home care includes:
Assistance with personal hygiene, such as bathing and dressing
Bowel and bladder management
Cleaning and housekeeping
Assistance with functional mobility as needed
Pain management for any existing conditions
Engaging in hobbies to stay active and engaged
Supervision for persons with dementia or Alzheimer’s to ensure safety
Quality Elder Care in Las Vegas
Comfort Keepers Home Care has been providing exceptional care to the Las Vegas and North Las Vegas area since 2000. All our caregivers are rigorously screened and must pass both local and national background checks before going through intensive senior care training.
Even then, they’re supervised, evaluated, and monitored to ensure compliance with Comfort Keepers’ high standards of individualized and customized quality care.
If you want to find out more about our services, we’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule a complimentary consultation. Call us at (702) 381-1570.