When a person gets older, they often entertain a few options for aging healthily and safely. If a person cannot live at home on their own, it's worth it to consider one of two options: nursing home or assisted living care or home health care.
If your loved one would rather stay at home and entertain the latter, they may be able to do so. Sometimes a home health care agency can visit a loved one as often as needed or provide a more permanent at-home solution for your loved one's needs while allowing them to live comfortably and safely at home. However, there are lots of things to consider before following through with something like this.
Here are some signs your loved one can do well with home health care.
Your loved one doesn't need lots of additional care
If your loved one can largely take care of themselves and doesn't need a lot of additional care, then home health care for more check-in purposes is ideal. Your loved one can just get help performing certain hygiene tasks, taking care of errands, cleaning their home, and other small tasks and remain at home. A home health care aide can visit them daily or every few days, whatever is most comfortable for your loved one and safer for them as well.
Your loved one is not a danger to themselves or others
As a person gets older and may lose some of their mental faculties or gets rage-like with dementia or other illnesses, sometimes they are not just a danger to themselves, they're a danger to others. If your loved one is not rapidly declining and is overall easy to monitor and care for, then they can be a great candidate for home health care.
Your loved one is open to care at home
If your loved one is not resistant to care as they age, great. This makes the transition to getting assistance for their aging needs that much easier for everyone. Have your loved one meet with many professionals before selecting a company to work with and aides they can trust. You can help your loved one pick and choose the type of home care they desire to help them get the most out of living at home with some help.
Aging can be difficult for some, but your loved one doesn't have to lose their home or their independence in the process of getting older. Explore many options to see if home health care is right for their needs.