What is Home Care?

July 11, 2016

Private-pay home care has emerged as an innovative solution to fill the gaps created by traditional care models, including hospitals,

nursing homes, and social services like home health, which are spread too thin to meet the growing demand for quality care.

Home care helps seniors maintain healthy and active lifestyles for as long as possible in the comfort of their own homes. While caregivers are not typically medically certified, they receive professional training to enable them to assist in daily living activities such as such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, eating, transportation, running errands, and light housework. More importantly, caregivers provide companionship and mental stimulation by engaging their clients in conversation and other activities. Further, as an additional set of “eyes and ears” for families, home care professionals help to ensure seniors’ safety by recognizing and alerting their family members to potential signs of declining health and dangerous falls.

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