Managing Chronic Illnesses at Home with Home Health Care Services in Richmond, VA

Visiting Angels caregivers make it easier for seniors in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas to manage chronic conditions with personalized home health care solutions

When an elderly loved one has developed an age-related chronic condition, it can be difficult for family caregivers to provide the proper care they need to remain at home. However, many seniors still value their independence despite chronic conditions, so moving a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility might seem like a good idea at first, but can be devastating for your loved one.

At Visiting Angels, we have the experience needed to help seniors in Richmond, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Short Pump and surrounding areas in Henrico and Hanover Counties in Virginia manage chronic conditions with quality home health care services. Our caregivers can help your loved one maintain their independence while providing the non-medical support they need to make managing chronic illnesses and conditions a little bit easier.

What Are Chronic Illnesses?

Chronic illnesses are illnesses that require medical attention that last for over a year. These conditions can significantly impact the way an individual lives and make everyday tasks even more difficult. Some examples of chronic illnesses include arthritis, asthma, respiratory illnesses, diabetes, heart disease, various types of cancer, osteoporosis and more. When a loved one has developed a chronic condition, standard in-home care may not be enough to help them live out their golden years in the comfort of their own home.

How Can Home Health Care Help My Loved One?

Our home care services are personalized for each and every client. For those who have chronic illnesses, it means they’ll get the support they need to not only stay safe and comfortable in their own home, but also the assistance needed to manage their conditions. Even though our caregivers provide non-medical care, their support is still essential in improving the quality of life of seniors with chronic afflictions.

Some of the many ways our caregivers help our clients include:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Light housekeeping, such as vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and more
  • Assistance with bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Toileting and incontinence care
  • Medication reminders
  • Mobility assistance
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointments, the pharmacy, the grocery store and more
  • Joyful companionship
  • Memory care for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Palliative care
  • Fall prevention solutions
  • Transitional care after being discharged from the hospital
  • And much more

At Visiting Angels, we aim to increase the number of “good days” your loved one has and reduce the likelihood of health complications. We make every effort to ensure the home health care providers we hire have the right qualifications and character to join our team, so you can rest assured your loved one will be in capable and caring hands.

To learn more about our in-home senior care services can make living at home easier for your loved one, contact our Richmond, VA office today.

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