Researching care options for you or your loved one can leave you with the feeling of uncertainty since most transitions deal with misconceptions of losing independence. Understanding what type of care is best for you or your loved one is an important step in life for everyone involved. The assistance required for your healthcare needs will determine what type service is best. The four different types of senior care we will discuss include: Home Care, Adult Day Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes.
When an individual has specific healthcare needs, in-home care is usually the first choice providers suggest. Home care is typically for people who are getting older, have chronic illnesses, recovering from an injury or medical procedure. Home care incorporates multiple services like personal care, homemaking, cooking and health care services. Home care agencies often have a team of experienced and dedicated home health aids that provide one-on-one care and attention to simple companionship of an individual that is suited to their specific lifestyle. Being at home provides a sense of comfort and independence by allowing people to live in the home they worked so hard to afford and maintain over the years. When deciding what’s best for you, consider agencies that offer programs or packages designed for disease management, specifically for those suffering with arthritis, diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.