Helpguide.org is a trusted, non-profit rescource aiming to keep seniors at home.  It’s website is a very informative and helpful guide covering many issues of aging from health to accommodation.  The goal of the site is to assist the elderly in staying at home, instead of having a traumatic and stressful move into a care facility.

Yearly, more than 22,000 companies across the Unites States provide home care services…not just in the residential home, but also in Assisted and Independent Living Communities.  This care is provided to more than 2.5 million people with physical disabilities, chronic health problems, dementia, or terminal illnesses. As people age, companies that provide this care are growing in numbers.

Types of services available for in home senior care:

  • Homemaker Services – assisiting with the usual day to day light chores around the home.
  • Personal Care – Assistance in the day to day grooming tasks.
  • Companionship – Helping with visiting friends, phone calls and even being a friend.
  • Home Health Care – Assistance leaning more towards a medical aspect.
  • Adult Day Care – Getting out into the community and getting involved.
  • Activity Groups – Excursions, getting groups together, keeping the mind busy.
  • Respite Care – A healthy break for family and friends (also the senior as well) from the difficulties of providing care.
  • Live-in help – Full 24 hour support for families who want to provide the best care for their loved one but are too far away to help themselves.
  • Hospice Care – Care at the most sensitive level for the terminally ill.
  • Caregiver Support Groups – Various groups in your local area can be visited for help with issues varrying from grief through to health issues.

For more advice on the ‘stay at home instead’ option of care giving you can view this excellent website here or please contact us for more information.

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