By Melisa McLeod, Owner of Mcleod Home CareHome Care is non-medical care in your home.Home Care enables aging adults toage in place safely in their own homes while professional caregivers help them with daily tasks they need to maintain the independence they desire.Ahome caregiverdelivers services such as:Medication remindersLight household choresErrands/TransportationBathing/Toileting/DressingMeal preparationOne-to-one personalized careDementia Care/CompanionshipPersonal homecare services provide companionship to seniors and assist them in their home with daily activities.

Unlike home health care, you dont need a doctors referral.Services can be provided as needed, for a few hours a day up to24/7 care.When to Seek Home Care ServicesYou may be acting as a sole caregiver to a family member and have been struggling with the decision to ask for professional assistance.A nursing home or retirement community may seem like logical options, but the emotional trauma an aging adult endures when leaving their cherished home can be overwhelming to everyone involved.

Research has shown that seniors flourish when they are still in their homes with familiar surroundings.Deciding upon home care is a difficult and stressful choice that involves many factors, including logistics, emotions and whetherhome care costsare affordable.Getting expertise and advice from a reputable source should be your first step.Specialists in Senior Home CareSpecialists in Senior home care are experts in in-home care and have the experience to help guide you through the decision-making process.In fact, most offera free in-home consultationto determine the type of care that makes sense and to match your loved one with a caregiver whose personality, skills, and experience are best suited to them.Home Care agencies recognize and understand the challenges in welcoming visitors into your home or a family members residence.

Most home care agencies provide experienced and empathetic caregivers which are compassionate and qualified and have been in thousands of homes and have dealt with many different situations, schedules, personalities, and needs.We dedicate the time to addressing all you inquires, understanding that this a new and challenging experience for both you and your family.Emergency Home Care NeedsWhile most home care requests are planned, there are times when emergencies or unexpected situations occur, causing you to seek care sooner than expected.Most home care agencies are swift in responding to the needs of families requiring care.

Most agencies can respond quickly to families who need care due to an emergency such as alate day discharge from a medical facilitysuch as a hospital or rehabilitation facility.Home Care can assist clients in many different settings such as in a hospital, extra care in an assisted living/memory care community or to someone who is being discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation and is not 100% ready to be on their own yet.We can also assist with major transitions such as assisted living to a family members home, or into a family members home as part of a relocation.Home Care can ease your burden and help you by:Consulting with you about scheduling, costs, and careSome can provide real-time online access to caregiver notes at your fingertipsScheduling in-home visits and careCreating a personalized care planAdjusting care plans or routines as needed through monitoring and ongoing, consistent communicationProviding other resources and connections you may need in the communityIf youre interested in more information about what home care is and how oursenior careservices can help you or a loved one, contact locally and family owned and operated McLeod Home Care at 803-233-3343.

Read More 
Senior Savings Deals
Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Senior Savings Deals.
Publisher: Life Plan Community ( Read More )

Recent Articles