Personal Care Assistance for Seniors
Most people know what needs they need met, but don't know what services are best to meet those needs. For example, you might know you need help with cleaning, bathing and someone to be with your loved one to ensure they are safe. It is common to think of these needs as independent options. However, a single service, Home Care, can address all these needs to create a healthy home environment.
CaringWire understands your unique needs and recommends the best options for your situation. Below are some of the resources we connect families to:
Home care is care that allows a person with special needs stay in their home. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled.Home care services include. Personal care, such as help with bathing, washing your hair, or getting dressed.
Adult day care is typically a non-residential facility that supports the health, bathing, nutritional, social, and daily living needs of adults in a professionally staffed, group setting. These facilities provide adults with transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge. Normally, adult day care is used to relieve the caregiver or his or her duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive proper care.
Home health care may include skilled services, including; occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and skilled nursing. It may involve helping older adults with activities of daily living, such as bathing, medication administration, dressing, wound care and eating. We recommend home health agencies, that are licensed by the state.
Non-emergent medical transport providers use vehicles that are wheelchair accessible and provide door-to-door service with assistance from the driver who will help the passenger in and out of the vehicle. Most counties across the U.S. offer free or low-cost public transportation services designed for seniors who need door-to-door rides.
Food and Nutrition:
Elderly food and nutrition serves nutritionally balanced meals to individuals 60 years of age and older and an accompanying spouse of a participant regardless of age. These meals are also available to people with disabilities living in housing facilities that are congregate meal sites. We recommend a range of options, including; congregate meals, home delivered meals, food pantries, and senior centers.
How do I access these services?
Complete the short survey or login to find recommended providers in your area. You will be presented with contact information. These resources are used to working with families and older adults. Use the contact information to call or email the provider. We also provide recommended questions for your initial conversation so you can feel confident navigating the process!