In home assistance care refers to a range of services that are provided to individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) but wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. These services can be provided to individuals of any age who have a physical or cognitive disability, chronic illness, or who are recovering from an injury or illness.
Some examples of in home assistance care services include:
- Personal Care: This includes assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and other activities of daily living.
- Meal Preparation: This includes meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation for clients.
- Companion Care: This includes companionship, conversation, and other social activities to help combat loneliness and isolation.
- Homemaker Services: This includes assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, and laundry.
- Medication Management: This includes assistance with medication reminders, prescription refills, and monitoring side effects.
- Transportation: This includes transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other errands.
- Specialty care: This includes specialty trained caregivers to provide the best care for clients with Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
- Skilled Nursing Care: This includes medical care provided by licensed nurses, such as wound care, medication administration, and management of chronic conditions.
- 24/7 or Live In Care: This care is around-the-clock care and can look different for each client depending on their needs. Some clients will have multiple caregivers that rotate hourly or daily to give 24-7 care coverage.
In home assistance care can be provided by trained professional caregivers, home health aides, or licensed nurses, depending on the individual’s needs. The cost can vary depending on the services provided and the location, but may be covered by insurance, Medicaid, VA benefits in some cases, but most often are an out-of-pocket expense. The level of care provided can vary depending on the individual’s needs, from just a few hours a day to 24-hour care.
The goal of home care assistance is to enable individuals to maintain their independence and quality of life in the comfort of their own homes. It can be a good option for those who are recovering from an illness or injury, have a chronic condition, or need help with activities of daily living due to aging or disability.
If you or a loved one are interested in home care assistance, contact us to learn more about available services and options. To see more about our services, visit our website here.