If you’re like the majority of seniors, you probably want to live at home for as long as possible. You like your feeling of independence. Home care for seniors is healthcare and/or personal care support that’s provided in-home. It is designed to delay or prevent moving to a nursing home or assisted living center.
Why Senior In-Home Care and What to Expect?
One survey shows that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Your home is where you’re comfortable. It’s what is familiar. It provides comfort. With in-home care by Sun America, you’re able to remain as independent as you can be. Independence is a psychological boon, especially when the effects of aging are taking place. For example, you have hip replacement surgery. And instead of heading to a nursing home for care, you go back home, where a physical therapist helps your recovery. And a home health aide tends to your home until you can. The surroundings are yours. You sleep in your bed. All of this familiarity can help with your recovery. One study found that those who received in-home care visited the doctor 25% fewer times than those that didn’t receive in-home care. Clients with Alzheimer’s or other dementia diseases made almost 50% fewer trips to the doctor.
As a team, Sun America home care workers can deliver most eldercare services that hospitals provide.
- Health Care Aide
- Registered Nurse
- Companion or Homemaker
Physical therapists, social workers, and other specialists make home visits too, as do charitable volunteers.
Sun America home care has important benefits compared with alternatives. For example, compared with recuperating alone, receiving nurse-directed home care after hospitalization is associated with longer life and a lower risk of rehospitalization, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The same study found that because rehospitalization was less likely with home care, total medical bills for heart failure patients were about 35% lower.
Compared with moving to a nursing home or assisted living center, benefits of choosing in-home care tend to be:
- Greater Convenience
- Better Quality of Life
- Lower Medical Bills
Examples of elderly home care services include:
- Monitoring heart rate and blood pressure
- Caring for wounds from injury or surgery
- Managing IVs and catheters
- Providing physical and cognitive therapies
- Educating patients and caregivers
- Preparing meals and cleaning the home
- Providing transportation
- Providing companionship
Other Professional Services:
Licensed Medical Professional Care
Non-Medical Paraprofessionals Care
Dementia Home Care
Alzheimer’s Home Care Services