In Home Care Allows Seniors to Remain Independent in West St. Paul, MN
Find out how in home care can help seniors to remain confident and independent in their own homes.
The majority of seniors want to remain in the comfort and convenience of their own home as they age. In-home care can help them safely achieve this desire even when they face difficult medical or psychological challenges. With help that ranges from light housekeeping and meal preparation to personal care, transportation, and medication management, in-home caregivers allow seniors, who may otherwise need to consider assisted living or a nursing home, to maximize their levels of freedom and independence.
With Comfort Keepers, in-home care services are completely customizable. This means that seniors receive the specific supports and services that they need as often as they need them from a mere hour a week up to full-time, 24-hour care, 365 days a year. After all, a senior who simply needs help with basic housekeeping needs a vastly different level of support than a senior recovering from hip surgery. Both would likely need different services that somebody with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Unlike rigid care plans in institutional settings, in-home care can also be highly flexible. Comfort Keepers understands that situations change and that supports should change with them. Once a care plan is established that meets a senior's unique needs, caregivers will continue to evaluate the services and supports. More care may be needed as a chronic disorder progresses, or fewer hours may be required as a senior recovers from an illness, injury, or medical procedure.
Most importantly, in-home care provides an opportunity for caregivers to bond with the seniors with whom they work. Caregiving is much more than simply performing physical tasks, it is about creating relationships that better a senior's life. With meaningful interaction on a social, emotional, and cognitive level, at home caregivers have the time and ability to care for the whole person.
In short, seniors want to remain in their own homes. In-home care makes that possible. For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers caregivers can enhance your loved one's independence, freedom, and quality of life, contact a senior care coordinator today.