“Once a man, twice a child”, is a popular phrase commonly used to describe the irony of aging, a reality that many adult children and caretakers face. Finding custom care solutions for aging parents, seniors, and elderly loved ones can seem confusing. After all, there are a number of solid senior care options available, and finding one that allows seniors to age with dignity can feel overwhelming!
Doing a bit a research can help you clear through the clutter of confusion and empower you to feel confident in making a choice. Here are a few of the most popular long term custom care solutions for seniors.
A nursing home is an ideal long term care environment for seniors that don’t need to be in a hospital but are unable to be cared for at home. Like hospitals however, nursing homes have skilled doctors, nurses and nursing aides providing round the clock quality care for your loved ones, 24 hours a day. In addition to excellent medical care, nursing home staff also provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Assisted living facilities
Helping seniors remain independent is allows them to better age with grace and dignity, while encouraging them to remain engaged. Assisted living facilities operate on this core belief, and are ideal for seniors that do not require nursing home care but still need some kind of consistent medical assistance and care. Certified caregivers and staff are available to assist seniors and provide in home care as necessary. Seniors and their families can work with the assisted care facility administrators to create personalized custom care solutions and treatments for residents.
Home care assistance
Seniors that are independent enough to live at home but still require some assistance are ideal candidates for in home care. Senior home care specialists often visit seniors on a regular, scheduled basis and typically help with household chores, medication, light meal preparation, and personal hygiene. Home care assistance is ideal for active, independent seniors who don’t need the more hands on care of an assisted living facility or nursing home. As with assisted living, seniors and their families can work with a home care assistance company to create a personalized care plan and explore custom care solutions.