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October 6, 2017
One of the biggest concerns seniors face is the prospect of leaving a home where they’ve spent many happy years. But as they grow older, maintaining their normal routines can become a challenge.
If you notice aging family members or friends who are struggling to keep up but aren’t ready to leave home, there are two options to ensure they get the support and care they need:
Home health professionals can provide varying levels of care from companionship and basic household help to health services to advanced medical care for seniors.
Such services often enhance quality of life by:
There are some common misperceptions about home health care. It is NOT hospice. It is NOT solely a skilled nursing service. It is NOT only available for residents of retirement communities.
Companions, aides, therapists, and skilled nurses can come into the home to provide needed services on a schedule that works for each individual.
Various home health care services include:
Typically, basic support is financed privately. However, medically required services may be covered by health insurance. Depending on the situation and the home-healthcare provider, you may be able to finance home health using:
Keep in mind that not all home health providers are created equal. It’s important your loved ones feel comfortable with the agency and providers who will be assisting them in their home.
As you research potential providers, ask these questions:
Whether you opt to provide care yourself, or look to an outside organization to provide home health care, the most important thing is to ensure the safety of your loved ones. If there comes a point when they no longer feel comfortable or safe at home, it might be time to consider a long-term care option.
To find out more, contact us to discuss the specifics of your situation.
“If getting through your daily routine leaves you with hardly any energy to do the things you enjoy, ask yourself what your life would look like if you had some support.”
Annie Peace, Health Services Director, Meadowlark
2121 Meadowlark Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
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