Why Charleston Seniors Should Consider In Home Care
Are You a Charleston Senior Who Should be Using In Home Care Housing?
About 90% of seniors plan to live in their current homes for the next 5 to 10 years, according to the United States of Aging Survey.
BankRate.com recently published an article exploring senior housing options, including aging in place at home. This can be a good option for seniors, but it's important to recognize the need to adapt the home for safety: "First and foremost, consider the kitchen and bath," the article states. "For instance, look at modifying the cabinets to make them easy to reach. Keep the microwave in a low spot so items can easily be removed after heating, and widen clearances to allow space for a walker or crutches. Handrails and an entry level shower in the bath can help as well."
Sure, your own home is a viable senior housing option and not just for independent seniors in good health. With the help of home care agencies like BrightStar Care, the elderly can receive the care and support they need to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their home. BrightStar Care CEO and Co-Founder Shelly Sun weighed in on the different levels of service, from basic companionship to personal care, which includes "activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, feeding and ambulation."
BrightStar Home Care of Charleston proudly provides support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally we provide Medical Staffing and In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans and Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LVN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. Other services include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, and client monitoring for out of town family members.
Our service area includes the MOUNT PLEASANT AND ISLE OF PALMS,
Charleston County, Hanahan