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At Home Elder Care- What Can It Include?

Oct 20, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Pleasanton

If you are considering at home elder care for a senor loved one, but have never had an experience with in home care before, chances are you are going to have a number of questions about in home care and what it can include. The good news is, there are numerous options available for at home elder care services and countless ways to make sure that seniors who need care are getting the attention that they need.

Every senior is different and every senior has different needs. What is important is that you find the care services that are required for your individual loved one and for your loved one’s needs. Care can be part-time or full-time it can be permanent or it can last for a few weeks. It all depends on the individual. This is what makes in home care such a great option for so many families. If you are not familiar with at home elder care, here are a few of the services that this type of home care can include:

  • Assistance with dressing and grooming
  • Daily bathing assistance
  • Transportation services
  • Respite care when the primary care provider cannot provide care
  • In home health care for seniors who need medical attention
  • Help with seniors who need mobility aides
  • Medication management services
  • Companion care for seniors who may be lonely
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s care
  • Assistance in recovering from a hospitalization or injury

Keep these services in mind when determining whether or not at home elder care is the right option for you. There are so many families today who may be considering this type of care but who do not realize all that it can entail. With the right at home elder care services many seniors are able to get the attention that they need in order to live safely in their own homes.

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