Home care makes aging in place possible for millions of seniors every year. Instead of moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, seniors can continue living where they feel happiest and most comfortable—their home. “Aging in place,” or allowing elderly family members to enjoy their twilight years at home, can be a great blessing to them and the rest of your family.
No one understands the importance of senior care like we do at Visiting Angels®. As one of the country’s most trusted home care agencies in the country, we make senior care possible for older adults across the U.S. Our in-home care services for the elderly make daily living safer and more enjoyable, allowing seniors to spend their golden years in the comfort of home.
Our elder care offers valuable support to families. Visiting Angels makes it easier to care for aging loved ones, helping families to spend more quality time together. At the same time, we provide much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.
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Choosing the right type of home care will ensure your loved one’s comfort and improve their quality of life. But if you’re unfamiliar with the different types of home care, deciding between them can be confusing. The good news? Selecting the right home care service is simpler than you might expect. Here are some options offered:
For most seniors, companion care provides the support they need for a wide range of basic caregiving tasks, including light housekeeping, help with errands, and meal preparation. This makes it a perfect choice for anyone who needs assistance to live at home safely, but who doesn't require advanced assistance.Learn more about companion care >
If your loved one has advanced care needs, then personal care could be the right choice. Personal care includes basic caregiving duties of companion care, but it also helps with tasks such as grooming, dressing, bathing, and mobility. Personal care can also provide essential care to individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, or Parkinson's.Learn more about personal care >
It is regrettable that we have seen many families strained because of long-term elderly care. If you are the primary caregiver to an elderly family member, you may find your own life understandably become more difficult. If this is the case, respite care could be the best option. Respite care helps family caregivers pursue other activities, attend urgent obligations, and spend more time with family. Most importantly, it gives you time that you can devote to self-care, reducing the risk of caregiver burnout.Learn more about respite care >
Seniors with specific health conditions or care needs may require specialized care. At Visiting Angels, we offer specialized home care services through our Life Care Navigation program. If your loved one has a range of distinct care needs, we can combine these with our traditional home care services when we develop your loved one's care plan.
One of the most essential services we provide is preparing and planning for the meals that our elderly individuals enjoy. We understand that taste changes as people age, and that some foods that are necessary for an aging body may not be palatable. With that in mind, we can specialize our nutrition plan for your loved one with foods that are delicious and nutritious.
Elderly individuals often have great difficulty moving and maintaining the proper perception and care necessary to operate a vehicle. This alone can be very depressing to some. But with care from Visiting Angels, our caregivers can help your elderly family members with errands and transportation that would otherwise be taken from them. This can include important tasks such as picking up prescriptions at the store or as simple as driving to the nearby park for a walk. Your loved one can also visit family with the help of our transportation!
With time, your elderly family members may find themselves unable to move and require comfort and companionship instead of a medical cure. In these cases, the caregivers at Visiting Angels can come for a few hours each day. Our caregivers can assist with emotional support, housekeeping, grooming, hygiene, and even reading to your loved one aloud. In addition to family members visiting or calling regularly, continuing life under hospice can be a beneficial experience for your loved one.
Our approach to senior care starts with a custom care plan for every client. Your local Visiting Angels home care agency will personalize a comprehensive care plan to your loved one’s unique needs and living conditions. This way, we provide support exactly where it’s needed. When coordinating care, we work closely with families each step of the way. Once care starts, we remain in close contact with family members to keep them up to date. As your loved one’s needs evolve, we’ll work with you to make sure they continue receiving the care they need.
Aging in place refers to the ability of any person to grow old in their own home or that of their family. It is the opposite of institutional residential care like a nursing home.“Aging in place” is a popular term that means elderly family members can maintain an amount of independence with only a small amount of caregiver assistance. In this way, the elderly can maintain a high quality of life while enjoying the comforts of their twilight years. Becoming uprooted from home to an assisted living facility can be greatly distressing. But Visiting Angels can assist your aging family members with services such as light housework, meal planning, laundry assistance, and other activities that would be difficult to perform on their own.
Schedule changes are easily accomplished with as little as one week’s notice. Our philosophy is to make the schedule work for the family, not the agency. You come first. Your needs, your requests, your schedule. We will do everything possible to make sure the schedule you want is the schedule you get.Also, if your elderly family member requires assistance before their scheduled time, you can contact us 24/7 for emergency assistance. This is a service we provide because of our dedication to the well-being of your family. No matter what happens, we can provide transport to hospital centers for care in case of accidents or other events.