What is Non-Medical Care?
As loved ones age, they and their families may now find themselves needing assistance with activities that used to be simple and perhaps aren't covered under health insurance or government programs. Tasks like grabbing a can of soup from the top shelf, opening the mail, reading a book, folding laundry, tying shoelaces or organizing a scrapbook with family history are not as easy as they used to be for many seniors.
Senior home care services may include assistance with trips to the doctor, reminders to take the right medication at the right time, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, shopping and even Alzheimer's and dementia care. The result is companionship allowing seniors to feel safe and independent while they age in place in the home they've lived in for years. With the help of Home Instead Senior Care®, seniors can continue to live safely in their familiar surroundings and their families can relax, knowing they are in good hands.
A Cost Saving Solution
Howard Oxley, a health-care expert at the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), estimates that increases in spending for the elderly on health and long-term care could amount to an extra 3.5 percentage points of wealthy countries' GDP by 2050. Keeping the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals is expensive, staff is difficult to find and the majority of people would much rather be looked after at home.
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