Not long ago, it seemed as though there was really no other alternative for seniors with care needs than to make the move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Plenty of people presume this is still the way it is when further care needs appear for a senior parent. However, home care services have continued to increase in popularity and availability, and more seniors are now deciding that aging in place is the right path for them.
Remaining at home throughout aging allows for the comfortable environment of familiar surroundings, liberation from strict schedules, and additionally, as noted in Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, home care is normally a more cost-effective choice than care in a nursing home. With Hillendale Home Care, our experienced and professionally trained home care team help make it a possibility for older adults to age safely and independently at home.
To help decide if home care could possibly be a long-term, feasible choice for a senior loved one, we suggest appraising your loved one’s functionality in the following two areas:
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are activities that we engage in every day, such as bathing, getting dressed, getting into or up out of a chair or bed, using the bathroom, eating, and walking.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) include such activities as cooking, handling money (writing checks, paying bills), food shopping, looking after a home/performing housecleaning (laundry, household chores), taking prescription medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.
When your older family member is having trouble with any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, investigate in-home senior care as an option. At Hillendale Home Care, we provide a complete in-home assessment, and after learning more about the needs of the senior, we develop a personalized plan of care to help the older adult remain independent and safe while aging in place.
Our thoroughly trained and competent senior home caregivers can offer help with activities of daily living, offer friendly companionship, transportation to appointments and outings, and much more. Our home care services also provide families with peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is in the very best hands.
For the most comprehensive senior home care in Walnut Creek, CA and surrounding areas, call Hillendale Home Care at 925-933-8181 or contact us online to find out if home care may be right for your loved one. We’re pleased to offer an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living facilities, helping older adults thrive while aging at home.