What is Home Care

What is Home Care?

While every senior is different, most have one thing in common: they want to remain at home as long as they possibly can. Senior home care in Springfield Missouri is designed to prevent or delay moving to an assisted living center or nursing home, by providing companionship and help with activities of daily living. As baby boomers retire by the thousands each day, the demand for home care will increase. 

What to Expect From In-Home Care

According to a recent survey, over 90% of seniors want to stay at home for as long as they can. Home is where a person is most comfortable, and if a person moves into a nursing home or assisted living facility, they will likely give up some of that comfort. Another study showed that those who received home care services had 25% fewer doctor visits than those who did not receive home care. Visiting Angels' team of respite workers, companion caregivers, and home aides work together with clients' healthcare providers to offer comprehensive care.

The Benefits of Home Care

Home care from Visiting Angels has important benefits when compared with other options. For instance, when compared with solo recovery, those receiving at-home care after hospitalization or surgery live longer and are less likely to go back to the hospital. Compared with moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home, the benefits of non-medical home care are:

  • Increased convenience
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased medical bills

Visiting Angels offers enrichment programs that are tailored to each client. For instance, a customized care plan may include help with a range of tasks according to the client's needs.

Non-Medical Care

Our team of non-medical caregivers provides hands-on help with activities of daily living (ADL). Aides can also help with services such as companionship, transportation, and light housekeeping. Visiting Angels can help with the following ADLs:

  • Bathing
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Oral hygiene
  • Using a wheelchair or walking
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Meal prep
  • Money management
  • Medication reminders

Home Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia isn't a singular disease. It's a broad, all-encompassing term that covers several different progressive disorders and a variety of symptoms. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. Other forms and types of dementia include:

  • Vascular dementia
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Mixed dementia
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Because dementia is such a complex condition with a range of symptoms, patients often need constant monitoring, especially in the latest stages. Recognizing symptoms and practicing early intervention with home care can help a family delay the onset of dementia while reducing current symptoms. For more information on dementia care and other types of home care, call Visiting Angels in Springfield, MO today.

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