Category Archives: Elderly Homecare

Elderly Home Nursing

When seniors make the choice to remain living independently and at home, they do so knowing they may continue to still need medical assistance. This medical assistance can range in severity from something as simple as medicine distribution, to something as complex as taking blood samples. Because these tasks are medically focused and require medical knowledge and training, elderly home health care providers must be licensed in order to provide these services. This medical licensing is the main factor which sets apart elderly home care providers and elderly home care nurses.

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Elderly Home Care

Each elderly care situation is different. There are different daily activities that are performed on different individuals, different degrees of assistance provided, and different locations that the care is provided in. There are many elderly individuals who choose to receive their care in the comfort of their own home. They come to this decision for many possible reasons. Among those reasons are familiarity in their own home, comfort ability with remaining in their own home, and access to living their daily lives a normal as possible. By remaining in their home, elderly individuals are not forced to change many aspects of their daily living.

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Long Term Home Care

Seniors who choose to remain living at home often times are still in need of medical assistance. Long term home care is available to those individuals who choose to remain in their homes. Long term home care usually extends itself to long term home health care because of the fact that it is provided over a longer period of time, resulting in weakening immune systems and loss of mobility. Long term home care is available to seniors who choose to remain at home and receive the assistance they require from a home care giver.

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Elderly Parent Carefinder

If you find yourself in the position of becoming an elderly parent carefinder for your mom or dad, then one of the things you need to be aware of is the tendency to be seen as ‘taking over’ and over-stepping your role.  They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and there is nothing more fraught with difficulty than trying to help and elderly parent – – except actually becoming their caregiver.

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Elderly Home Health Care

Relocation is a traumatic event for seniors, which is why the first choice is always elderly home health care. Though some situations require relocation, most needs for a senior can be met at home.  With home care your loved one is able to remain in familiar surroundings and in the comfort they are accustomed to. Home care services can range from a few hours per day to round the clock 24-hour care. Even in situations where there are medical complexities, non-medical services combined with medical services provided by a registered nurse in coordination with a physician can provide all the help needed.

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Elderly Homecare

There are many options in providing elderly homecare, from a weekly or daily helper to someone who is licensed to dispense medications for the senior in need.  Here are a few basic but pointed questions may best help you determine who would provide the best homecare:

1.  How long has the agency been providing private duty home care?

2.  Is a written, customized care plan developed in consultation with the client and family members, and is the plan updated as changes occur?

3.  How are emergencies handled after normal business hours?

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Home Care For The Elderly

Most seniors do not choose to go into a senior care facility as they age, thus many seniors choose to live at-home as they age. Home Care for the elderly is a good option for seniors who wish to age independently. If your senior loved one is living at home, it is a good idea to understand the safety risks involved with senior independent living. Often times those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia may wish to live at home while receiving home care for the elderly help, but there can still be potential dangers for seniors.

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