Until recently, it seemed there was just no other choice for aging adults with care needs than to face a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Lots of people presume this is still how it is when added care needs arise for a senior parent. Nevertheless, home care services have continued to increase in popularity and availability, and more older individuals are now planning to age in place at home.
Aging at home provides the solace of familiar surroundings, independence from strict schedules, and also, as shared in Genworth’s 2017 Price of Care Survey, home care is usually a more cost-effective solution than care in a nursing home. With All Care In-Home Care Solutions, our trained and experienced home care team helps make it possible for senior adults to age safely and comfortably at home.
To help figure out if home care could perhaps be a long-term, realistic choice for a senior loved one, we recommend considering your loved one’s level of functionality in the following two areas:
- Activities of Daily Living: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are tasks that people take part in every day, such as taking a shower or bath, getting dressed, getting into or up out of a chair or bed, using the bathroom, eating, and walking.
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) include such tasks as cooking, managing money (writing checks, paying bills), food shopping, looking after a home/performing housekeeping (laundry, household chores), taking medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.
When your older family member is struggling with any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, investigate in-home senior care as an option. At All Care, we provide a comprehensive in-home evaluation, and after understanding more about the requirements of the senior, we develop a personalized care plan to help the older adult remain independent and safe at home.
Our thoroughly trained and competent Medford caregivers, available locally and in surrounding communities, can help with activities of daily living, offer friendly companionship, provide transportation to medical appointments and outings, and so much more. Our home care services also provide family members peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is in the very best hands.
For the most comprehensive at home senior care in Ashland and surrounding areas, call All Care In-Home Care Solutions at (541) 857-9195 or contact us online to see if home care might be right for your loved one. We’re delighted to offer an alternative to moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, enabling older adults instead to thrive while aging at home.