There are times in our lives when we need help; that extra help from another person to get a normal everyday task done. These events can happen when we are young or old. Typically, though, as we mature, and get into our twilight years, help with daily living becomes more apparent. Many rely on a loved one, family members or even friends to provide this support. Our need for help over time, may be beyond the skill set of a non-professional.
We need help, but we want to maintain our independence and continue to live at home. What is the answer? The answer is home care.
Home care comes in two basic umbrellas of service, home health and home care. Home health is medical care in the home typically performed by a medical professional such as a registered nurse. This is needed for:
- Wound care
- Administering medication
- Wellness checks
- Other services you may receive from your primary care physician’s office
Information on home health care can be found with your physician or with your health insurance provider.
Home care services, also known as companion care or caregiving, is non-medical care and is more common of a need than home health care. With caregiving, home care aides (or caregivers) are brought into your home to assist with:
- Bathroom assistance
- Food preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Grocery shopping
- and many other everyday tasks that will keep us independent and in our homes
As we journey into this new phase of life, either for ourselves or a loved-one, it is important to choose the caregiving solution that is best. With that in mind, you want to make sure that the home aide is registered with the Department of Social Services, fingerprinted and background checked. In addition, it is of utmost importance that the company you use to provide caregivers is insured and bonded.
Superior Home Care Services is here to walk you through this process. We are here to answer questions and will do an in-home assessment at no charge to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Give us a call today at 760-814-9930 and we will be happy to help.
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