The choice to age at home is often the most comfortable for seniors and family members as it allows for health and companion care in the comfort and familiarity of the person’s own home and can often be more affordable than receiving long-term care in an assisted living facility. If you determine that aging at home is right for you, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the different home care options available in order to choose the appropriate level of care.
- Respite Care. Oftentimes, family members will choose to care for their aging loved ones as much as they possibly can. When a family member needs a break or has to be out of town for an extended period of time, respite care services can be hired to allow for continued care. Community organizations, healthcare staffing services, or residential facilities may offer respite care services.
- Adult Day Services. Adult day services or eldercare programs provide vital socialization and activities for aging adults. Many adult day service programs provide transportation to services to help adults maintain an active and mentally engaging lifestyle.
- Home Care Services. Commonly, those who choose to age at home require personal daily assistance including bathing, grooming, dressing, and eating. Home care provides assistance with meal preparation and household chores as well as transportation, medication reminders and companionship.
- Home Health Care Services. Home health care includes skilled nursing services at home, along with help with medications and medical equipment and physical therapy.
At Assisting Angels, our experienced caregivers provide non-medical in-home care services for seniors in Boise, Idaho and the entire Treasure Valley area. Contact us today for more information.