Understand Home Care Service Options
Learn what home care service can really mean for you and your senior loved one
Receiving care in a nursing home or assisted living facility isn’t the only option for seniors who need some assistance with activities of daily living. Home care service is an excellent alternative for seniors who want to age in place. With home care service your loved one can stay in their own home where they know their neighbors and can associate memories with their familiar and comfortable surroundings.
Home care is usually provided by family members who work together with professional caregivers. These trained home care providers enable family members to work and take care of their own responsibilities. They give family caregivers the peace of mind that their loved one is in capable hands when they are not around to take care of their loved one.
Home care agencies provide non-medical services, like companionship care, personal care, light housekeeping, but can also assist with the activities of daily living. When needed, they work with home health care agencies that can provide skilled care, such as nursing, wound care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, pain management and disease education.
Home care agencies can provide part-time care as well as full-time care, depending on the client’s condition. Caregivers ensure that the senior receives the right amount of care needed to meet their requirements. The amount of home care service depends on the senior's need for assistance and the availability of family members to provide care.
Home care services ensure senior’s well-being and safety by providing assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing, eating, talking, using the toilet and moving in and out of a bed or chair. Caregivers also assist with incidental activities of daily living like light housekeeping and meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping for groceries and running errands, transportation, managing money and other tasks that are a part of everyday life.
Besides providing caregivers, home care agencies also ensure seniors safety when they are alone with technology solutions. Those include various devices such as an emergency alert system that can summon help with the push of a button when a senior gets injured or becomes ill, as well as fall detectors and medication management systems that remind seniors to take their pills.
If you have any questions regarding home care service, please call our Comfort Keepers of Reno, NV office today! We look forward to speaking with you.