5 Questions to Ask About Senior Home Care
Partnership for Health is proud to provide senior home care services to patients from Atlanta GA, and the surrounding areas. Our friendly staff would also be pleased to answer any questions you have about senior home care. For more information please call us or book an appointment online.
Aging can be both a beautiful and challenging experience, as new uncertainties present themselves as we transition to a new phase of life. At Partnership for Health, we recognize both the beauty and uncertainty of aging and are proud to provide excellent home health care options to our patients to help lessen the uncertainty of aging.
What is senior home care?
Senior home care is a type of medical care that allows older adults to age in place in the comfort and independence of their own home as an alternative option to retirement or long-term care facilities. Home care can be a viable option for older adults who require assistance with various daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, or meal preparation, as well as making appointments, paying bills, and transportation.
How do I choose home health care services?
If you find that daily activities are becoming more challenging to complete on your own, you may benefit from choosing home health care services. In order to do so, it is a good idea to evaluate and speak with different home care options to find out which will work best for you. It is also a good idea to get work and personal references from the individual or agency working for you to ensure you can trust their care.
For home health care services in Atlanta, Georgia, we welcome you to consider us at Partnership for Health! Our doctors and nurses consistently provide a high level of compassionate and professional medical care to our home health care clients. Our caregivers are carefully screened using personality tests, background checks, and client assessments to ensure each of our clients receives an ideal match for the care they require.
What do senior caregivers do?
There are numerous ways that senior caregivers can help patients in need of home health care services! In addition to providing necessary medical attention and intervention, senior caregivers also assist with their patient’s daily activities to help improve their patient’s quality of life and alleviate stress. With that in mind, senior caregivers can provide assistance in the following ways:
- Help with basic needs or activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, grooming, mobility, and other needs
- Help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), such as laundry, cleaning and housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping for groceries and essentials, transportation, and computer use
- Manage medications and chronic pain conditions
- Monitor vital signs and pain levels
- Preparing a care plan
- Keep track of medical appointments
What is elderly home care?
Elderly home care provides families and individuals with an alternative healthcare option to long-term care facilities. With such services, a registered nurse provides medical care and daily living assistance to patients at the patient’s home at agreed-upon times of the day or when their family is unavailable to see or assist with the patient’s daily activities.
Why is elderly care so important?
Caring for our elders is such an essential part of life. When we are young, it is our elders who care for us. In turn, when our elders age, they require those they once cared for to take care of them.
From a health perspective, the risk of both mental and physical health conditions increases as we age, so that increased medical attention is required for our elders. In addition to health risks, the busyness of our daily lives can also have an unintended consequence of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness among many elders.
Consequently, home health care provides such an essential service for elders, as it is designed to provide health care, assistance with daily activities, as well as companionship to help combat loneliness and boredom and promote a sense of independence for our elders.
If you are interested in learning more about senior home care or would like to schedule an appointment with us at Partnership for Health, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment through our website! We serve patients from Atlanta GA, Mableton GA, Austell GA, Smyrna GA, Marietta GA, Sandy Springs GA, Hampton GA, Cobb County GA, East Point GA, and College Park GA.