Considering a Nursing Home? It’s Time to Think Outside the Box

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Options for senior living enable many to enjoy aging in the comfort of home.

Although nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be a wonderful care option for seniors, until fairly recently, it seemed as though there were no alternate options for aging adults with care needs. Many people remain unaware of alternate care solutions for a senior parent. Nonetheless, home care services have continued to rise in popularity and availability, and more older adults are now opting to age in place at home.

Remaining at home throughout aging provides the comfortable environment of familiar surroundings, independence from schedules, and furthermore, as shared in Genworth’s 2017 Price of Care Survey, home care is often a more cost-effective choice than a nursing home. With Live Well at Home, our trained and experienced senior care team help make it a possibility for seniors to age safely and comfortably at home. 

To help determine if home care could be a long-term, achievable choice for a senior loved one, we advocate appraising your loved one’s level of functionality in the following two areas:

  1. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are tasks that we engage in on a daily basis, such as showering, dressing, getting into or up out of a chair or bed, using the bathroom, eating, and walking.
  2. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) consist of such tasks as meal preparation, handling money (writing checks, paying bills), food shopping, maintaining a home, housekeeping (laundry, household chores), taking prescription medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.

When an older family member is struggling with any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, investigate in-home senior care as an option. At Live Well at Home, we provide an in-depth, in-home evaluation, and gain a better understanding of each individual’s needs. Then we formulate a personalized care plan to help your loved one remain independent and safe at home.

Our thoroughly trained and skillful Sacramento area caregivers can help with activities of daily living, provide friendly companionship, transportation to appointments and outings, and much more. Our home care services also provide families with peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is in excellent hands. Live Well at Home services are available in a variety of service areas.

For the most comprehensive options for senior care in El Dorado and the surrounding area, call Live Well at Home at 1-800-478-1209 or contact us online to discover if home care may be right for your loved one. We’re pleased to help older adults thrive while aging in the home they love.

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