When a senior loved one is diagnosed with a chronic illness, family members may find it hard to continue caring for them at home. However, despite developing a chronic condition, most seniors still wish to remain at home as they age, so relocating your parent or relative to a nearby nursing home may not be the right option for them or their well-being.
At Visiting Angels Silver Spring, our at-home health care services can help seniors keep their chronic conditions under control, maintain both their independence and routine, and lead active, quality lives in spite of their diagnosis.
By definition, chronic conditions are conditions that require the attention of medical professionals for more than a year. Due to how long they can last, chronic illnesses can take a drastic toll on a person’s quality of life and make everyday activities and tasks extremely difficult to perform.
Common chronic conditions among the senior population include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and others. As these conditions are serious, they require specialized care at home. In other words, managing age-related chronic illnesses may not be possible with standard in home care.
Our at-home health care services are customizable and personalized for each client. For seniors with chronic conditions, these services do not just include assistance with daily tasks but help and support with managing the illnesses. Even though we provide solely essential personal home care services, our services can make all the difference in the lives of older adults struggling with chronic afflictions.
Here are just some of the ways our caregivers can help your loved one:
To learn more about out at-home health care services and how we can help your loved one manage their chronic illness at home, please contact our Silver Spring, MD office today! We are here to help!