Choosing the Right Type of Care

Finding senior care for your loved one can be challenging. It’s hard to find someone you trust and feel good about and you have to make sure that they can provide you with the right level of services. Here are some things to consider when determining if senior care is the right choice for your loved one.

Level of Mobility

In-home care is ideally suited to seniors who are still reasonably mobile. If they are able to move about their home with relative ease, then in-home care may be the best choice. Those people who use walkers or even motorized chairs to navigate the home are also excellent candidates. If your loved one is completely bed-ridden, then standard home care in New Hampshire may not be enough to provide the right level of care.

Memory Strength

Even people with advanced Alzheimer’s can remember events from their younger days with crystal clarity. The short-term memory, however, can be more of a problem. A senior who has sustained brain damage may have extremely poor short-term memory and can pose problems. Whether in-home care will work for them depends largely on their habits. If they stay in the house consistently and go out only with assistance, then in-home care may be the answer you have searched for. However, you may require a live-in facility if your loved one gets confused about where they are and has a habit of leaving the home and wandering outside.

Help with Household Chores

Many seniors need assistance with basic household chores like washing the dishes, preparing meals and cleaning the house. If your loved one is still basically self-sufficient but the housework is suffering, then non-medical in-home care is the ideal solution.

Medication Concerns

It’s normal for seniors to take a range of medications. The challenge may not be getting them to the doctor or getting the scripts filled; it may be making sure they take the medications on time. You cannot be there every day at lunch or dinner to make sure a certain pill is remembered, but a professional senior caregiver can take care of this for you.

Whether in-home care is the right choice for the senior in your life depends on how much assistance they need. We can help with daily hygiene, household chores and medication reminders. We can provide some mobility assistance, but we may not be able to assist people who need 24-hour medical monitoring or are completely bedridden. Call us today to learn more about our services and see if Home Care Assistance is the right choice for your loved one.