Oct 20, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek
If you are considering senior care services for your loved one, then you may suddenly be overwhelmed by all of the different options available. One of the great things about senior care services today is that they can come in all different forms and types, meaning there are different care services available to fit your loved one’s needs. Here is an overview of some of the different types of senior care services available today, so you can get a better understanding of what type of care may meet your loved one’s needs.
Part-Time Care- This includes a caregiver coming to the home for part of the day in order to help your loved one with daily activities. This can include anything from meal prep to light housework, bathing, going to the restroom and more.
Transportation Services- There are some seniors who can live on their own, but who may need help getting from place-to-place, this is where transportation services come into play.
Companion Care- For seniors who can do most things on their own but who may feel isolated or lonely in their homes, there is companion care. These caregivers will come and keep seniors company during the day either for a few hours or a few days a week.
Health Care- When seniors need in home health care from a trained professional, operating under a registered nurse, there is in home health care.
Respite Care- These caregivers come in as-needed and as substitutes for when the senior’s primary care provider isn’t available.
24-Hour In Home Care- For seniors who need around-the-clock attention, there is 24-hour in home care. This typically includes some health care such as medication management and more and is typically split into shifts between 2-3 caregivers.
If you are considering senior care services and are unsure about the types of services that are best for you, then you may want to consider talking to a senior care agency for more information. These professional agencies can not only explain the different types of care to you and your family, but they can help you find an in home caregiver that can meet you and your family’s needs.