1. Introduction to Senior Care
Individuals prefer to age in the place they feel most familiar – in the comfort, privacy, and safety of their own home. As you or your loved one age, you may want or require home care to be able to age in place safely. Because every situation is different, senior home care is customized and tailored for each patient – to meet their specific needs and goals.
ACA Wellness Institute’s Home Health Aides are trained to carry out a variety of tasks, including assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), incontinence care, meal preparation, and medication reminders. Together with our nurses, therapists, and partner physicians working synergistically, our home health aides ensure that you and your loved one’s care plan is administered appropriately.
2. What is Home Care
Home care means care that does not involve nursing-related activities such as wound care, palliative care, and medication administration. Senior home care provides an array of support services with a compassionate human touch for our clients. Home care services include common activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, cooking, companionship, and much more.
- Getting dressed
- Grocery shopping
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Preparation for bed
- Medication reminders
- Incontinence care
- Mobility assistance
- Encouraging engagement
3. Benefits of Senior Home Care
Our primary goal is to ensure you or your loved one can age safely and happily in their own home. Home care increases the quality of life at home. People recently discharged from the hospital may require temporary assistance getting in and out of bed, bathing, and getting dressed.
Senior family members with cognitive impairments like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may benefit from companionship services and routine medication reminders. If you are worried that you or your loved one cannot safely care for themselves at home anymore, you may benefit from the senior home care we provide.
4. Signs your loved one may require senior care
Below is a list of signs indicating that your loved one may be a candidate for senior home care:
- Housekeeping is behind
- Bills are paid late
- Medications are not being taken on schedule
- Declining personal hygiene
- Recent loss of spouse or loneliness
- Has difficulty driving
- Common items, like wallet and keys, are often lost or misplaced
- Appliances, like stoves and irons, are left on and forgotten
- Does not want to cook anymore
- Has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s
- Has arthritis related difficulty performing tasks
Ready To Learn More About Senior Care?
Speak with a Registered Nurse to get answers to your questions with a FREE CONSULTATION. Our 24 hour concierge medicine services are designed to assist patients with obtaining optimal health results in the place that is most comfortable, your home.
Get in touch with us by phone, email, or online. Our standard office hours are weekdays between 9:00am and 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time (MST).
After hours and weekend assistance is available using the phone number provided or send us a note using our online form. Our friendly staff is always available to assist you or your loved one!