ELDERLY CARE

When looking at care options for a parent who requires assistance, home care is often the preferred choice for older adults who are ambulatory enough to stay in their homes while receiving medical and personal care from professional caregivers.

Elderly care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability.

 

Professional caregivers such as nurses, aides, and therapists provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person's needs.

 

At-home evaluations can add to a healthcare provider’s knowledge of the circumstances and home setting of the older person. This may allow them to see and address problems that are not obvious during an office visit. This service also helps older adults who may have difficulty getting out of the home because they do not have to travel to see the healthcare team.

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ELDERLY CARE SERVICES

  • Medical Care at Home: Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.

  • Nursing Care: Monitor and administer nursing procedures

  • Occupational Therapy: Besides working together to regain independence in day-to-day life, an occupational therapist may also identify and recommend environment modifications to support the individual.

  • Personal Care by trained attendants: Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.

  • Medical Escort: Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.

WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR PARENT MIGHT NEED HELP !!
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It is extremely difficult to watch your parents age, especially if their mental or physical health begins to decline. Staying aware of the warning signs could make all the difference in prolonging their independence – so it is important to be proactive. That way, you put the right care plan in place for them. ​​

  • Cluttered, unkempt living environment.

  • Have you noticed your aging parents are forgetting medications or taking incorrect doses?

  • Have you noticed that your parents have lost weight? 

  • Unexplained bruising - Large and frequent bruising on your parent could indicate falls and/or poor diet. 

  • Difficulties getting up from a seated position, walking or mobility issues. 

  • Mood swings, depression, or low energy. 

  • Disinterest in activities they once enjoyed.