In-Home Care is the Ideal Solution for Those Who Need Non-Medical Care
Many people need care for all sorts of reasons; to recover from an injury, illness, old age, or disability, but whatever the reason, it is essential that either they or their loved ones choose the right kind of care. One of the most significant differences in care types and the most challenging choices that many people have to make is whether to have in-home care in the comfort of their own home or move hospice care into their loved one’s home.
So, what are the differences, and which one would suit either yourself or a loved one best?
When looking into care for yourself or your loved ones, it’s essential to know that hospice care is more suited to those who are towards the end of their life and need medical attention or around-the-clock supervision. Hospice care provides nursing and medical support 24/7, giving a much-needed respite for family and friends. Hospice typically includes nurses, specialist nurses and doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, social workers, and/or a chaplaincy service that comes by the home to check in on an individual.
In-home care is non-medical help to provide the client with daily assistance. Many people who need care don’t require hospice care and find that staying in the comfort of their own home with in-home care is an excellent option. It keeps them more independent, more comfortable in their surroundings, and can help them recover quicker if they’re suffering from an illness or injury.
In-home care is non-medical and is for those who are still active but need help in everyday things such as personal care and hygiene assistance or cooking. Caregivers can make sure that their clients can get in and out of their homes safely and provide a sense of companionship by being in the house with clients as needed. Caregivers can also help with haircare, skincare, oral care, and nail care, and assist with dressing or laundry.
Further, caregivers can assist clients with getting on and off the toilet, cleaning and emptying the toilet, wiping, and cleaning the body after toileting, managing clothing, bathing, and more.
Having care in your home means that you or your loved one is in the home and familiar with the surroundings. Here at A Special Touch In-Home Care, our caregiver team is here to make your life more enjoyable and help in whatever way possible and live an everyday life for as long as possible. We know it is challenging to let a new person into your life, especially into your home daily; that’s why we want to ensure that we are the right fit for you and your family as best we can.
Determining the best care option for you or your loved one can be difficult. Sometimes, it takes some compromise on your part to get a caregiver into your loved one’s home; maybe your loved one asked for help, but you can’t be there at the time of day that they need you due to work, or even your loved one needs assistance with taking care of the home, so you recommend hiring help to do so. Whatever the circumstance, try to be patient, talk with your loved ones about their concerns, and, most of all, be understanding.
Please contact us today to discuss options with A Special Touch In-Home Care. Quality care is just minutes away.