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Determining What Type of Home Care Your Elderly Loved One Needs

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on September 14, 2015

Choosing in-home health care for your elderly relative can be difficult, as there may be varying health issues to consider. The first step to take will likely be determining which kind of care specifically fitshis or her needs.Here is some information on a few common types of home care, brought to you by the senior care experts at Phoenix Home Care Assistance.

Alzheimer’s Care

The needs of a senior with Alzheimer’s can vary considerably, from help remembering medication and running errands to around-the-clock care. In the early stages of the disease, your loved one may require less assistance and not necessarily welcome the help, but a professional caregiver in Phoenix may be needed in the advanced stages.

Diabetes Care

For diabetics experiencing higher levels of complications, including amputation, neuropathy, or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, the type of care may include assistance with household tasks, errands, and medication reminders. Your loved one may also require transportation to specialist visits for endocrinology, nutrition, or wound care.

Mobility Care

If your loved one uses a walker or wheelchair, home care can simplify life, especially if he or she is unaccustomed to physical limitations. By having a caregiver there to coach and assist, the care can either be geared toward making life easier in the long run or toward overcoming limitations. If your loved one is likely to regain mobility, such as after a hip replacement, the latter strategy may be preferred.

As choosing the right home care provider is an important decision, you should consider the impact any health issues may have on your loved one’s needs prior to selection. Is hourly care the most suitable choice, or does he or she require a caregiver 24/7? Whatever his or her needs may be, you can turn to Home Care Assistance. We specialize in many types of senior care, including dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s care in Phoenix, AZ. Our caregivers are expertly trained in the Balanced Care Method, which helps promote senior wellness through the combination of physical health, mental awareness, and inner calm. To schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, call one of our qualified Care Managers at 602.388.1085 today.