Home Care Comes to You
As we age, it becomes much more challenging to live independently. Common age-related afflictions like dementia and mobility issues conspire to make the everyday activities we take for granted challenging for the elderly. But there’s a growing number of seniors who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible, rather than live out their remaining days in assisted living. So how do we bridge the gap for older people who need extra help to thrive but aren’t ready for full-time institutional care? For this group, home care is a great option.
Home care providers use trained caretakers and certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) to provide clients with non-medical care in their own homes. The help they provide with the important day-to-day tasks necessary for independent living enables seniors to remain in their own homes for longer.
What Are Typical Home Care Services?
Home care providers center their care around the everyday tasks that are necessary for everyday living. This might include providing help with personal hygiene tasks like bathing, dressing, or toileting. Some seniors require help with daily chores such as meal planning and preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation, and errand-running. Caregivers can also assist with medication reminders and documentation or provide simple companionship.
No client’s needs are precisely the same, which is why this type of care can be such a powerful tool to improve a senior’s well-being. Care plans are tailor-made and caregivers hand-picked to meet the unique needs of each client. And because home care typically happens on a one-on-one basis, there’s ample opportunity to adjust the care provided based on the client’s evolving needs.
Who Needs Home Care?
Home care is usually offered on an ongoing basis. Some clients use it every single day, while others use it for only a few hours each week. But at whatever level it’s used, home care offers client’s the opportunity to live on their own for longer and put off a move into assisted living.
Home care is also helpful for seniors who are usually very independent but require short term help while recovering from an injury or surgical procedure. This limited-duration care allows seniors to focus on their recovery without worrying about the daily chores going undone. Once they’ve healed, these seniors typically return to their independent lifestyles.
Is Homecare too Expensive for Me?
While it might sound expensive, home care is probably more affordable than you think. And when compared to the cost of ongoing care in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, it’s a bargain. In fact, seniors who use homecare – even on an ongoing basis – could save tens of thousands of dollars over the cost of full time residential care.
Generations Home Care Serves Scottsdale Seniors
If you’re a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona and think you or someone you love could benefit from home care, Generations Home Care can help. Our skilled CNA’s and trained caregivers provide top-notch care for Scottsdale seniors who want to continue living independently.
Our care team begins by interviewing new clients and their families so we can learn as much as possible about their everyday needs. Once we’ve gathered our information, we get to work creating their customized plan of care and then hand-pick a caregiver who will provide the one-on-one care. Then our caretakers and CNA’s implement the plan with goal of providing our clients with peace-of-mind and comfort no matter what their needs may be.
Have More Questions? Contact Us Today!
If you still have questions about the benefits, costs, or delivery of home care we’d love to answer them! Give us a call at 602-595-HOME (4663) or you can send us an email. We can answer most questions right away and even provide quick quotes over the phone. After experiencing our care firsthand, we believe you’ll quickly see the value in your improved quality-of-life.