||Elder care (or Elderly Care) is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to elder citizens. It is a broad term that encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care, Elder Home care, and Elder Home Health Care.
While traditionally elder care had been the responsibility of family members and was provided within the extended family home, increasingly in modern societies, elder care is now often provided by private, state, or charitable institutions.
|This change is attributed to the trends of decreasing family size, the greater life expectancy of elderly people, and the geographical dispersion of families.
Given the choice, most elders would prefer to continue to live in their own homes (aging in place). Unfortunately the majority of elderly people gradually lose functioning ability and require either additional assistance in the home or a move to an elder care facility. The adult children of these elders often face a difficult challenge in helping their parents make the right choices.
Some services that can help keep the elderly in their homes longer are Elder Home Health Care, Elder Home Care, Elder Nursing Services, domestic adult care, Elder visiting care, and respite elderly care.
Elder Home Health Care (or "in-Home Health Care") makes it possible for the elder to remain at home rather than use residential, long-term, or institutional-based nursing care. At-Home Health Care provides elder nursing service in the patient's own home. This service may include a combination of professional health care services and life assistance services.
Professional Home Health Care services can include medical or psychological assessment, wound care, medication teaching, pain management, disease education and management, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Life assistance services include help with daily tasks such as Meal Preparation, Medication reminders, Laundry, Light Housekeeping, Errands, Shopping, Transportation, assistance with Home Health Care equipment, and Companionship. Activities of daily living (ADL) refers to six activities (bathing, dressing, transferring, using the toilet, eating, and walking) that reflect the patient's capacity for self-care.
Elder Home Care is the non-medical form of Home Health Care and is focused only on the life assistance services. It is designed for those who do not need constant medical care.
Furthermore, for patients who do have family caregivers, there is very useful option of respite care. This type of care allows caregivers the opportunity to go on vacation or a business trip and know that their elder has good quality temporary care, for without this help the elder might have to move permanently to an outside facility.
Noble Home Health Care is a proud member of the San Diego Elder Care community and we are committed to meeting all elder care needs. If you would like more information on current San Deigo County Elder Care practices, want to learn about local Elder care, or would like to schedule a Home Care Assessment to best determine whether it is the right choice for you, please contact Noble Home Health Care for all your San Diego Elderly Care needs.