What is Senior Home Care?
If you are a sole caregiver for an aging family member, it can be difficult to ask for help or know when it’s time to bring in additional help. Many family caregivers struggle with feelings of guilt or inadequacy as they care for their aging loved ones. Seniors receiving care from a family member may feel they’ve become a burden and seek to move to a senior care community. Fortunately, there is another great option for seniors and their family caregivers. That option is senior home care provided by Visiting Angels.
At Visiting Angels, we understand that exploring senior home care options can be overwhelming and exhausting. Our goal is to help you understand the process and how it can benefit you.
What is Senior Home Care?
Senior home care is essentially what it sounds like, non-medical care that comes to your own, private home. Home care services that are typically provided include personal assistance with dressing, bathing, or toileting, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, transportation services, running errands, or companionship. It can be provided on a temporary, respite basis, to give a family caregiver a break, or on a regular, long-term schedule.
How Will Senior Home Care Fit My Life?
Senior home care provided by Visiting Angels Horsham means that we work with you to create a customized, personalized plan of care tailored to your specific needs. We start with a free, in-home care assessment to help you determine your care needs and frequency of visits. We want all clients to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their own homes. This means that we won’t ask you to change your routine to fit our schedule. After all, senior home care is all about the senior. As your needs change over time, we can adapt your care plan to meet your changing needs. This saves you the burden of finding additional support, or even a move to a senior care community, at a time in life when consistent care is most important.
What Can Senior Home Care Offer Me?
There are many benefits to having an in-home caregiver provided by Visiting Angels Horsham. We offer a variety of services to cover an array of needs. Starting at the top, we offer companion care, someone to talk to, play card games with, create crafts, or take a walk with you. Our caregivers can help you run an errand or escort you to a doctor’s appointment when your family is unable to. We also offer meal planning and preparation, so that when your caregiver leaves, you have nutritious meals to enjoy throughout the week. Some clients need help with light housekeeping, such as vacuuming or laundry. Other clients need medication reminders or assistance with personal care, such as bathing.
How Do I Know When It’s Time?
If you’re asking this question, then you probably already know it’s time to bring in additional help and support. If you’re a senior and are having difficulty keeping up with the housework or laundry, feel lonely most of the week, or fear you’ll fall in the shower, then it might be time for more help at home. If you’re a family caregiver and are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, then you know it’s time for more help. There’s no shame in asking for help. In fact, a little assistance can help seniors feel confident, independent, and safe, and give their families peace of mind knowing their aging loved one is receiving the care they need.
Visiting Angels understands that making a change and inviting someone into your home can be difficult. We are here to help and want to be an extension of your family so that you can face life’s challenges with confidence. We want to assure you that we are experts in senior home care. In fact, Visiting Angels has been providing excellent, and compassionate home care for families since 1998. If senior home care is the next step for you or your aging loved one, please contact us today by calling 215-938-7202.