Are Senior In Home Care Services Right for Your Family?

Senior In Home Care Services Springfield MOIt’s been demonstrated repeatedly that senior in-home care is better for individuals than moving into an assisted care facility or nursing home. However, before selecting a service to provide senior home care, it’s important to ask some questions.

Since there are different levels of care available, patients and their families should first evaluate the types of care necessary. Once an individual’s in home care needs are determined, making decisions about hiring senior care or home health agencies in Springfield Missouri is far easier. Discussing the following questions is a great first step in deciding what type of care is needed.

Can Family Members Provide Adequate Care for the Loved One?

While family members may be able to provide some level of care, is the arrangement really the best for everyone involved? If the answer is no, Visiting Angels may be a better senior care alternative.

Is Everyone Comfortable Letting Someone into the Home to Provide Care?

Most people are comfortable letting home care service aides into their homes once they become familiar with the caregiver. Trust is important, and it takes time and familiarity to build a comfortable level of trust. Our staff members strive to build that trust with every visit.

How Often is Care Necessary?

Elderly care needs are different for everyone. Some patients require only a few services, and their needs can easily be met with a few hours of help per week. Others require several hours of care every day to ensure their needs are met. Regardless of the level of care required, Visiting Angels can meet those needs.

What Services Does Visiting Angels Provide?

Since every patient’s needs are different, we provide a great deal of flexibility to make sure every client gets the services they need to stay in their own home comfortably and safely. Some of the services we routinely provide are:

  • Companionship - People who are alone too much quickly get lonely. When that happens, physical and mental health both tend to deteriorate.
  • Shower Help - Simply getting in and out of the shower poses problems for Elder Care clients. Our team is trained to assist clients meet their daily needs.
  • Toileting and Incontinence Care - Clients, especially Hospice patients, frequently need help with even basic needs. We’re here to provide compassionate care for every patient.
  • Cooking - Our Senior Care Aide will work with clients to make sure they get help meeting their dietary needs.
  • Light Housekeeping - Making sure everything is in its proper place is important to many long term care patients.
  • Transportation - Getting to medical appointments and shopping is easy when a Caregiver is on hand to help.

If you or a loved one needs respite care, a home care aide from Visiting Angels is ready to meet those needs. Contact Visiting Angels now to get any questions about senior home care answered or to schedule services.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.