As we age, things
change. The inevitable aging process sometimes includes
new health challenges that a senior never anticipates. One of the things that changes is our need for
support from others. The tasks that were once simple, now are more challenging.
As our bodies age, there are new challenges such as how to safely shower, how
to get to appointments and how to manage our own medications. The medications
bottles seem to be becoming more challenging to open. A client who I met with
this week also mentioned “Are they making the writing smaller on the bottle?”.
These changes make it challenging to do our normal daily tasks to stay
independent in our homes! Not to mention, there are often medical challenges
which come with aging. Strokes, Atrial Fibrillation or
Type 2 Diabetes can cause serious health challenges and increase morbidity. Approximately one quarter of seniors age 65
and older have diabetes! Some simple
things can promote health or reduce a senior’s risk for these diseases. It can
be specialized medications, proper
wound care, Intravenous therapy, Professional Foot Care, Diabetes management or
just figuring out what that doctor is saying at your appointment and how to
remember what you’re supposed to do next! These new challenges are complex, new
and often scary.
recognizes there is this need and that seniors need help with their non-medical
needs, but also their medical needs. We are proud to announce that Home Instead
is now offering Medical Care! This is so exciting because we will now be able
to provide high quality, personalized medical care that is customized to your
loved ones needs and preferences. Gone are the days of a new nurse every day
and just being a number. The choice of receiving personalized medical care at
home will give your senior loved one the hope of returning home or staying in
their home rather than the hospital. As we all know, home is where we are
comfortable and where we want to age. Studies show that 91% of seniors surveyed
want to remain in their home. The combination of Non- Medical and Medical care
that Home Instead provides will allow those clients to stay at home who would
otherwise have to move to a higher level of care.
Our mobile solutions
to seniors needs range from as simple as Cooking and Cleaning, and Bathing to
Professional Foot Care by an Advanced Trained Nurse, Medication Management,
Intravenous Therapy, Wound Care and Diabetic Management. Our fully personalized
care plans allow you to stay in control of how you and your loved one receives
care. Do you prefer mornings for your personal care or evenings? These are
normal questions where we will assess how to make the best schedule possible
for your loved one.