Discover How Personalized Senior Home Care Works
You may have many questions about what home care is – and who might benefit from it. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions here to help you better understand in-home care.
FAQs About Home Care
A: Home care – also called senior care and in-home caregiving – is a service provided by Home Instead that regularly sends a professional CAREGiverSM to a person’s home or care community to help them accomplish activities of daily living, such as bathing, doing the laundry and meal preparation.
A: When you choose home care, you’ll receive an individual care plan designed to help the entire family achieve quality of life goals. The plan will be tailored to individualized needs – based on your input. Once a schedule is in place, a CAREGiver will arrive at the appointed time each day or week to provide compassionate, personalized care.
A: A professional CAREGiver can help older adults or those with chronic health conditions complete all kinds of routine activities, such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and housework to make daily life easier and safer. CAREGivers help family members by delivering expert care that gives everyone peace-of-mind and relieves any feelings of caregiving being “burdensome.” A Home Instead® CAREGiver also will enjoy socializing by chatting, engaging in activities like puzzles or crafts and listening to music.
A: Anyone who needs help to stay healthy and safe at home may benefit from home care. If living with a chronic health condition makes it difficult to complete tasks like buttoning a shirt or taking a bath, then home care might be very helpful to maintaining independence and enjoying an active lifestyle.
A. Your parents or other loved ones may benefit from in-home caregiving if they exhibit any of these signs:
- Decline in personal hygiene
- Loss of interest in cooking
- Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia
- Forgets to pay bills
- Forgets to take medications
- Needs help getting up and down from chairs or sofas
- Falls frequently
- Has limited mobility
- Diminished driving skills
- Has a chronic disease like arthritis that makes tasks like opening jars or buttoning a shirt difficult
A: If your parents or other loved ones find it difficult to enjoy a high quality of life without your help, then the best senior care option may be in-home assistance. Home Instead professional CAREGiversSM deliver one-to-one care to your loved one, unlike other types of care, where a single caregiver may be responsible for caring for a dozen clients all at the same time.
A: Yes! The Home Instead® network uses the latest technology to make it easy for you to connect with us and your loved ones. The Home Care tablet can help to reduce senior isolation by providing secure, closed-system channels to promote interaction through video chats, brain games and more.