Fairly recently, it seemed as though there was just no other alternative for aging adults with care needs than to make the move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Many people believe this is still the case when additional care needs arise for a senior parent. Nonetheless, home care services have continued to rise in popularity and accessibility, and more older individuals are now deciding to age in place at home.
Remaining at home throughout aging offers the comfort of accustomed surroundings, freedom from rigid schedules, and additionally, as highlighted in Genworth’s 2020 Price of Care Survey, home care is often a more cost-effective alternative than care in a nursing home. With Lend a Hand Home Care, our fully trained and experienced home care team help make it feasible for seniors to age safely and independently at home.
To help decide if home care could be a long-term, feasible choice for a senior loved one, we recommend appraising a loved one’s level of functionality in the following two areas:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are tasks that we all engage in on a daily basis, such as taking a shower or bath, dressing, getting into or out of a bed or a chair, using the bathroom, eating, and walking.
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) can include such tasks as preparing meals, managing finances (writing checks, paying bills), grocery shopping, taking care of the home/performing housekeeping (laundry, household chores), taking prescription medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.
When an older loved one is struggling with any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, explore in-home senior care as an option. At Lend a Hand Home Care, we provide a complete in-home assessment, and after understanding more about the requirements of the senior, we devise a personalized plan of care to help a loved one remain independent and safe at home.
Our fully trained and proficient caregivers can help with activities of daily living, provide friendly companionship, transportation to medical appointments and outings, and so much more. Our home care services also provide family members peace of mind in knowing that their loved one is in excellent hands.
For the most comprehensive elderly home care in Reno and the surrounding communities, call Lend a Hand Home Care at 775-322-8414, or contact us online to discover if home care may be right for a loved one. We’re pleased to provide an alternative to moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, helping older adults instead to thrive while aging at home.