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You may have many questions about what home care is – and who might benefit from it. We’ve compiled a video and some frequently asked questions here to help you better understand in-home care.
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What is Home Care?
Home care services can help people at any point within the aging process. Your local, Home Instead® franchise office will work with you to develop a personalized care plan tailored to help fit your family’s needs.
FAQs About Home Care
A: Home care – also called senior care and in-home caregiving – is a service provided by local Home Instead offices that regularly send a Care Professional to a person’s home or care community to help them accomplish activities of daily living, such as bathing, doing the laundry and meal preparation.
- Provides individualized care plans with one-on-one attention.
- Helps older adults maintain their independence and dignity as they age.
- Offers the vital companionship needed to prevent loneliness and isolation.
- Helps older adults age in place.
A: When you choose home care, you’ll receive an individual care plan designed to help the entire family achieve quality of life goals. The plan can be tailored to individualized needs – based on your input. Your Care Pro(s) will then be scheduled to arrive at the appointed time each day or week to provide compassionate, personalized care.
A: A professional Care Pro can help older adults or those with chronic health conditions complete all kinds of routine activities, such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and housework to make daily life easier and safer. Care Pros can also help family members by delivering expert care that gives everyone peace-of-mind and relieves any feelings of caregiving being “burdensome.” A Care Pro also may enjoy socializing by chatting, engaging in activities like puzzles or crafts and listening to music.
A. Your parents or other loved ones may benefit from home care if they exhibit any of these signs:
- Decline in personal hygiene
- Lost interest in cooking
- Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia
- Forgets to pay bills
- Forgets to take medications
- Needs help getting up and down from chairs or sofas
- Falls frequently
- Has limited mobility
- Diminished driving skills
- Has a chronic disease like arthritis that makes tasks like opening jars or buttoning a shirt difficult
A: If your parents or other loved ones find it difficult to enjoy a high quality of life without your help, the best option for them may be in-home care. Care Pros deliver one-to-one care to your loved one, unlike other types of care, where a single caregiver may be responsible for caring for a dozen clients all at the same time.