Home Care for the Elderly

Home Care for the Elderly

Oftentimes, senior citizens who are suffering from dementia, need the assistance of another person to maintain a normal quality of life. Family caregiving is a noble pursuit, however, it can also cause significant social and economic tolls for family caregivers. If family care is no longer an option, you or someone you know may want to consider home care. Home care is intended to keep an elderly person home while still receiving the care they may need from someone who is not in the family.

What Is Home Care?

Home care is a way to care for the elderly while keeping your loved one home. Someone you don’t know would take on the responsibility, however there are many positives to this type of care.

  • Professionals are there when you can’t be
  • Support with daily living activities.
  • Access to skilled nursing at home
  • Diet and nutrition support
  • Medication management
  • Companionship
  • Help with light household chores
  • More affordable than out of home facilities
  • One on one focus and support

Types Of Home Care

There are many different types of care that an individual can receive at home. Some are more inclusive than others.

  • Doctor care
  • Nursing care
  • Physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy
  • Medical social services
  • Care from home health aides
  • Homemaker or basic assistance care
  • Companionship
  • Volunteer care
  • Nutritional support
  • Laboratory and X-ray imaging
  • Pharmaceutical services
  • Transportation
  • Home-delivered meals

As you can see, there are a variety of ways that you or your loved one can receive the help they may need while still staying home.

If home care is no longer suitable for you or your loved one, you might begin to look at care facilities. Orchard at Brookhaven is one of the top care facilities in the Atlanta area. We offer our residents a wide range of services and keep them involved with one another and the community. If you would like more information on how you can become a part of our community, please contact us today!