• Services centered around homemaking-This can in include assistance with such duties as shopping for groceries, light cleaning, washing clothes, cooking and other miscellaneous household duties.
  • Personal grooming-Help with many personal care activities such as taking baths, dressing, eating, and toilet use.
  • Friendship- includes daily phone calls, a “buddy,” someone who visits daily or a paid friend who is there around the clock.
  • Health care at home- Skilled care. This can include speech, occupational, and or respiratory therapy, social work, psychiatric care, or home health aids.
  • Day care for Adults- these programs are for seniors in need of either monitoring or companionship in the daytime. The programs are set in a community center. For more information, please read Helpguides’ Adult Day Care Centers: A guide for choosing the Best Center to Suit You.
  • Activity teams- Group events such as shopping, games, or trips.
  • Respite care – A volunteer who is trained will take the place of the care giver either for a few hours or a few days. This provides a change of pace for both the caregiver and the senior. Helpguide’s Respite Care includes some tips for the self care of caregivers.
  • Live in help- This type of care works best for caregivers who live a long distance from the senior’s home or for a senior who needs support round the clock. Meal preparation, light housekeeping, and other non-medical services are offered in exchange for room, board, and sometimes even salary.
  • Hospice assistance- Help for the terminally ill and their families. Includes medical, social, and emotional assistance. Consult Helpguide’s Hospice Care for more information on how to make the best use of this service.
  • Caregiver support groups- Assistance with issues such as aging, peer friendship, illnesses, and grief support. For more information on caregiver support groups, consult Helpguide’s Help and Resources for Caregivers.

Additionally think about getting a “needs assessment”. A care manager or specialist in home care can give this. 

Thinking About Using Home Care Services 

Does this description fit you? Many caregivers just can’t seem to find enough hours during the day. They find they get exhausted trying to juggle their own family, a job, themselves, and the needs of a family member. If that description fits you to a T, it’s time you considered home care services.

Seniors who need be cared for would often prefer to stay in the their own homes than be sent to a nursing home. Plus it’s usually more affordable to pay for home care than to pay for a nursing home or an entire assisted living facility. However, this is not always the case. Prices should be researched and compared.

If you or the senior you are caring for have the financial resources, you may want to think about paying for a provider who will live in the home. Most likely the cost for this type of service will be out of pocket. However, this type of care works great for those caregivers who live a long distance from the senior or for seniors who need be cared for and looked after around the clock.

Tender Hearts at Home Senior Care of Cincinnati, Ohio provides the best non-medical home care services with compassionate caregivers. They provide home health care, elder care, live in care, personal care, companion care, respite care, errands, transportation, home helper and senior helper services and all many other types of non-medical senior care. A family owned and operated company in Cincinnati, Ohio serving Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties. Please call us when your loved one needs help at 513-234-0805.  www.tenderheartsathome.com

 

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