In Home Care in Savannah, GA
Customized in home care for seniors in the Savannah area.
In home care is often confused with 24-hour care or live-in care. While each of these services can be provided "in home", the term "in home care" actually, and quite simply, refers to any care that is provided to an individual while they are in their home instead of at a nursing facility or hospital.
In Home Care in Savannah, GA
The two main types of at home care are medical and non-medical. Many medical supports are now available in home due to the advent of mobile medical devices. Today, almost any procedure or therapy that can be performed at a hospital or clinic can also be performed in a person's home. Granted, not every home can be safely configured into a home-based medical center, nor can every person afford this type of endeavor.
Private duty nursing provides many of the medical-care services that an individual would receive from a nurse at the hospital. Private duty nurses are typically licensed practical nurses (LPN) or Registered Nurses (RN) who work with the medical team to provide advanced medical care in the home. Examples of in home nursing care would be administering medications (especially those on sliding scales), catheter care, and overseeing home medical equipment such as heart monitors. The level of care that can be provided is dictated by individual states.
Non-medical in home care providers, like Comfort Keepers, support seniors and their families by assisting with daily living tasks. Daily living tasks include such things as light housekeeping, laundry, food preparation, shopping, running errands, and even personal care (toileting, bathing, grooming, and showering). Home care providers also provide seniors with companionship, emotional and social support, and assistance with transportation.
Non-medical in home care also reaches into many areas of a senior's life that are not generally considered areas of care. For example, care providers can help a senior adjust to a healthy diet, take on a smoking cessation course, engage in regular exercise, provide technology support, or even provide a friendly and compassionate ear or shoulder.
Many seniors with progressive illnesses may initially require a small amount of physical support. As the disease progresses, the level of physical support goes up, but they may also need social, emotional, and cognitive support. Comfort Keepers interactive caregiving model ensures that these supports are not only available, but they are incorporated into all care from the get-go.
In short, there are many variations of in home care. While each addresses a specific need your senior loved one may have, the best news is found in what they have in common: your loved one gets to remain in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
Providing advanced senior care to elderly in the following areas:
Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Tybee Island and Wilmington Island, GA