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Understanding Non-Medical Home Care

By Jeff Hill, 9:00 am on February 22, 2016

Non-medical home care is a popular option for seniors who would like to remain in their own homes and do not require medical attention such as changing dressings, checking vital signs, and administering medications. Here is some information on what both you and your elderly loved one can gain from the non-medical side of home care services.

Staying healthy while aging means remaining active, engaging in social interactions, and participating in enjoyable activities. Non-medical home care services are perfect for assisting with these endeavors. The daily visit from a professional caregiver can provide your loved one with much-needed social interaction. In addition, a part-time or live-in caregiver in Phoenix can help your loved one stay in contact with friends and family by providing transportation to social events and assisting with letter and email writing or telephone calls. Many seniors would like to continue participating in enjoyable daily hobbies, such as gardening, bird watching, painting, or strolling through the park, and can continue to do so with some assistance.

Services provided by non-medical home care agencies in Phoenix can vary depending on your loved one’s needs and how much assistance family, friends, and neighbors are able to provide. Typical services may include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Preparing meals
  • Light housekeeping
  • Help with bathing and dressing
  • Transportation
  • Running errands
  • Medication reminders

Family caregivers can also benefit from non-medical home care. Caring for seniors with cognitive or physical disabilities can sometimes be stressful and lead to caregiver burnout. However, a visit from an in-home caregiver can allow you to take advantage of respite care in Phoenix so you can attend to errands, social activities, and personal needs without worrying about the safety and needs of your loved one. 

Seniors who choose to live at home and need both medical and non-medical assistance may need to obtain both types of care for the best quality of life. For high-quality non-medical home care services, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our experienced caregivers are available 24/7 to help with many important daily tasks, and we also offer specialized care for seniors with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information on our senior care services, call one of our qualified Care Managers at 602.388.1085 to schedule a free in-home consultation.