Are you confused about navigating the changing landscape of senior care options? Do you have questions about each stage of the care process? You are not alone. Lori and Paul Hogan, co-founders of Home Instead Senior Care, co-authored Stages of Senior Care, a book that describes care options, costs of care, and the benefits and limitations of each stage. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to care options available for older adults.
Chapter 8 in Stages of Senior Care covers medical care at home as an option for seniors. Home health care agencies provide in-home therapy, nursing and social work to give medical care to individuals after a hospitalization, accident or progression of a chronic disease. Medical care at home allows seniors to recover at home instead of in a skilled nursing facility. Fortunately, you don't have to chose between home health care and professional non-medical CAREGiving. You can receive both to optimize your recovery and independence.