In our previous blog post, we shared the benefits of choosing a professional home care agency to provide the highest quality and safest level of in-home care in the Sacramento area. But we frequently receive questions on precisely what type of services are available to assist with senior independent living, while helping older individuals remain safe and thriving at home. If you’ve determined it’s time to explore in-home help for a senior loved one, there are a number of specialized home care services available. The following options can help you narrow down the particular type of help your loved one needs:
Housework: Household tasks can become challenging for older individuals to manage. Housework services performed on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, including things like vacuuming, doing dishes, laundry, changing beds, dusting, preparing meals, and more can relieve stress and improve health and quality of life for older individuals.
Companionship: Oftentimes, a senior who lives alone feels isolated and is missing social stimulation. Seniors can benefit from having a companion caregiver for several hours per day to interact in enjoyable activities together or simply to visit and share friendly conversation. Companionship care includes support for those who live alone, but also serves as a safety net for those who are struggling with confusion or have memory loss, enabling family members to take a break and know their loved one is receiving the best care.
Personal Care: Discreet, respectful support is needed for many older adults to bathe safely, use the toilet, and get dressed. Personal care services also cover assistance with eating, walking, transferring from bed to chair, and providing medication reminders.
Overnight Care: For seniors who wake during the evening, an overnight caregiver at the ready can give needed assistance with getting out of bed to use the toilet during the night, to provide conversation and relaxing activities to help with falling back to sleep, and with specific nighttime needs for seniors with dementia who are experiencing sundowning.
Transportation: Escorted transportation services are appropriate for older individuals who no longer drive, allowing for the chance to get out and enjoy activities, classes, and events in the community, shopping, medical appointments, visits with family and friends, etc.
Geriatric Care Management: Geriatric care management services provide additional assistance with ongoing home management that falls outside of the services of a direct care provider, such as moving into another living arrangement and closing up a household.
With an in-home care assessment, offered at no cost, the care team at Live Well at Home can help you determine what home care services will help maintain senior independent living so your loved one remains in the comfort of home safely with as much or as little support as needed. Call us at 916-459-3220 or contact us online to learn more about the benefits of in-home care in Sacramento.