Home Care in Hilshire Village TX for the Elderly
By Donna Sundblad
As the general population ages, the need for home care for the elderly has grown with it. In some cases Medicaid may cover the services provided.
The Caregiver Role
As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to live alone. However, given the choice, most people prefer to stay in their own home if at all possible. Elderly people want to surround themselves with memories and with the familiarity of their own belongings and routines. Staying in their own home with the help of a home care agency gives them a sense of independence.
Problems arise when elderly individuals are no longer able to safely live on their own, but are healthy enough to be home rather than in a nursing facility. For example, during the early stages of dementia, which, for example, includes poor memory, a kitchen fire or other home accident could occur. Despite this risk, with supervision from an in-home attendant, an elderly person with these concerns can live a more satisfying life safely at home. Such situations are stressful for the entire family, as the need for a caregiver becomes evident.
The role of caregiver can be overwhelming, but you do have options for home care that can make the transition easier on everyone involved. Employing the services of a part-time professional caregiver can ease the stress on a family caregiver by providing time to take care of errands like grocery shopping, as well as providing a mental reprieve from the demands that caregiving inevitably places on a relationship. Even an hour away to have lunch with friends can make a big difference.
Non-Medical Home Care for the Elderly
Non-medical home care for the elderly is often called “companion care” and includes help for the elderly with chores and day-to-day activities. This may include:
- Help preparing meals
- Help getting dressed and bathing
- Help getting around the house
- Light housekeeping chores
- Reminders to take medication
- Providing transportation to and from doctors’ appointments
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At Your Side Home Care can help your family by providing many different levels of home care assistance to your aging loved one. Call 832-271-1600 today for more information.
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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