It happens every single year: over 22,000 agencies all over the United States service two million people with home care. These agencies assist people with many kinds of physical ailments including terminal illness, dementia, physical disabilities, and chronic health problems. The number of home care agencies will continue to grow, as the nation’s population gets older.

This is a great time in human history because all of us are living healthier and longer that than we ever have. However, if one should need some homecare, questions will arise. There will be many questions about living arrangements. There will also be questions about home care and assistance. In recent years a variety of home care services have evolved to meet the needs of seniors who desire to live in both a home and a community that will be meaningful to them.

What exactly is home care?

Typically, home care is defined as non-medical services that help individuals live day to day. Home Care services are “private pay” meaning the services are paid for by the care recipient or family.  These services provide assistance with many of one’s life sustaining activities. These days, home care is getting more and more popular. That’s because it makes it so that people can stay in an environment they are familiar with—their own home, and it often really helps out caregivers.

For instance, everyday tasks can become increasingly difficult for aging adults. Things such as opening a jar, shopping, housekeeping, or driving to appointments may not be as easy as they use to be. Some personal tasks can also become unmanageable. Just taking a bath, dressing, grooming, or toileting can become very difficult.

Many various people, such the one’s who provide health care services, and are trained and supervised by agencies, can help aging adults out with many of these tasks. These providers give service to individuals 24 hours a day and seven days per week. Some service professionals work on teams. However some may work alone, on a shift. Some can live in the home. Some work in hourly shifts or just on an as needed basis.

Also, some agencies do provide health-related services. However, it is very important to understand how non-medical home care and home health care differ. Home health care is very specialized. This is a type of medical care. The senior is assisted by nurses or respiratory or physical therapists. These home care professionals are specifically trained in medicine, health care or psychiatry. Some of them are also certified nurse’s aides. Usually a physician orders these services and oftentimes one’s insurance or Medicare will cover the payments.

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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