Are Home Help Services a Good Option for My Senior Parent?

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Could senior care at home be a good option for your loved one? Get the info in this article.

Not too long ago, it seemed there was just no other option for older adults with care needs than to relocate to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Many people assume this is still the case when additional care needs appear for a senior parent. However, home help services have continued to rise in popularity and availability, and more seniors are now opting to age in place at home.

Aging at home supplies the comfort of familiar surroundings, freedom from stringent schedules, and also, as outlined in Genworth’s 2017 price of Care Survey, home care is usually a more cost-effective option than care in a nursing home. With Stowell Associates, our experienced and professionally trained Waukesha home care team help make it possible for older adults throughout several areas in Wisconsin to age safely and independently at home. Our care team includes in-home caregivers and professional care managers to coordinate care among other healthcare providers.

To help determine if home care could be a long-term, feasible choice for your senior loved one, we recommend assessing your loved one’s functionality in the following two areas:

Activities of Daily Living: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are activities that people take part in on a daily basis, such as bathing, dressing, getting into or up 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 money (writing checks, paying bills), food shopping, looking after a home/performing housework (laundry, cleaning), taking prescription medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.

When your older family member is challenged by any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, consider in-home senior care as an option. At Stowell Associates, we provide a thorough in-home assessment, and after learning more about the requirements of the client, our care managers devise a personalized elder care plan intended to help the senior remain independent and safe at home.

Our fully trained and skilled Waukesha home care providers can help with activities of everyday living, offer friendly companionship, transportation to appointments and outings, and so much more. Our home help services also provide family members peace of mind in understanding that their loved one is in excellent hands.

For the most comprehensive Wisconsin senior care services, call Stowell Associates today at 414-963-2600 in Milwaukee or 262-521-3016 in Waukesha or contact us online to find out if home care may be right for your loved one. We’re pleased to offer an alternative to facing a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility, allowing older adults instead to thrive while aging at home.

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