In-Home Care

What is In-Home Care?

In-Home Care provides seniors with services and support while they remain in their homes. This can be an alternative way to stay in their home, maintain their independence, and receive help with daily living activities. In-Home Care can also be a cost-effective alternative to moving to a facility, where the individual only pays for services they need, often on a part-time basis.

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Some of the services provided by In-Home Care include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Socialization, conversation, and emotional support.
  • Light cleaning, laundry, and organizing.
  • Assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking.
  • Help with medication reminders and managing prescriptions.
  • Assistance with transportation to appointments, errands, and social events.

Benefits of In-Home Care

In-Home Care can provide many benefits for individuals not yet ready to leave the familiarity of their home, even when they need some assistance. Benefits include:

  • Companionship:

    In-Home Caregivers can provide additional social interaction for seniors who may be lonely yet want to stay in their homes.

  • Safe transportation:

    For seniors who can no longer drive, part-time in-home care provides the opportunity to do errands or leave home for events or medical appointments.

  • Staying in a comfortable environment:

    When seniors are anxious about leaving their familiar home and community, in-home caregivers can allow them to get the services they need without moving.

In-Home Care FAQs

What’s the difference between In-Home Care and other senior living options?

In-Home Care often provides some of the services found in Independent Living or Assisted Living, including meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, and help with daily living activities. Since the individual stays in their current home, expenses are lower, and they can stay in a familiar environment with minimal change or anxiety over moving.

In-Home Care is possible for seniors with mild memory or cognition issues. However, many individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s need around-the-clock supervision, and In-Home Care is not a practical solution. Memory Care facilities provide full-time attention to residents and have specially trained caregivers who understand the needs of these individuals.

How do I know if In-Home Care is the right choice for me or my loved one?

When considering whether it’s time to add some In-Home Care, take into account the following criteria:

  • Are you experiencing difficulty with routine household tasks such as laundry or cooking?
  • Are you have mobility issues that require assistance?
  • Do you need occasional help with transportation, such as rides to medical appointments or to do errands?
  • Are you feeling lonely and would like more occasional companionship?
  • Do you have difficulty with daily living activities such as dressing, bathing, or grooming?
  • Are you forgetting to take care of basic household chores or failing to take medicine?

With so many questions and factors to consider, connect with one of our Senior Living Advisors, who can help you evaluate the best options to meet your needs. Our team is ready to help you assess In-Home Care and other options to ensure you find the right solution for your situation.

Let’s discuss how we can help.