Types of In-Home Senior Care Services

By Sofia Coraines

Even when a person gets old, he or she desires to lead a life that is dignified, full and independent. Keeping this in mind, there has been a growth in the industry of in-home senior care services with the objective of enriching lives of those who cannot take care of themselves. While selecting a home care service provider for your loved one, it is important to investigate credentials and to ensure that the provider is fully trained, screened and also insured. These services come in a number of types and can be categorized as home care services, personal care services and companion services. It is necessary that you understand the needs of your beloved senior and then accordingly decide the type of home care service you want to provide him or her.

Personal Care Service

Depending on the personal needs of the senior, the scope of this kind of in-home care service could vary. Bathing could be one of the services as it is one of the most essential aspects that affect the well being of the person. Considering the physical limitations, seniors may have issues carrying on their daily activities on their own and the caregiver may provide assistance. The services could also extend to working with the health-care professionals and family members in making meal plans and special diets and may also assist them in preparing the meals.

Companionship Services

Some seniors may need just physical companionship so that they can talk their hearts out. This could really help in enhancing the life quality of the older adults. Companionship services could be focused for a specific number of hours a day or maybe certain days in the week. The scope of the services would include grocery shopping, running errands, medication reminders and just casual conversation with the senior.

Home Care Services

These are quite similar to the personal care services and are mainly provided as an option for delaying a senior’s need for getting care in nursing home facilities. These allow the seniors to return home after being hospitalized. The scope of in-home care services could be limited based on resources such as personal income. The service provider may provide assistance in some basic household works, in light housekeeping and doing a little meal preparation.

In-home senior care services offer a convenient option for seniors to allow them to stay at the comfort of home and still get the assistance they need. A very good plus!

Sofia Coraines is a contributing writer for CoziCare In-Home Personal Care Service Inc. For more related articles about the Personal Care Services, Home Care Services, and Companionship Services, please visit http://www.cozicare.ca/blog/

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