One of the most difficult challenges we face as a society is watching our parents or other loved ones age. In fact, it’s not the chronological factor that’s the challenge, as the numbers are not truly significant. The hard part is observing the changes that come with the aging process. Some changes might happen faster than others, and some may be caused by medical issues, but all will eventually have a negative impact on the quality of life. Is mom becoming forgetful? Is dad struggling to walk or keep balance? Does mom have trouble preparing a meal or bathing? It may be time to consider Orlando home health care options.
In the not-so-distant past, the options were very limited when considering the best plan of care for an aging loved one. Loved ones would come to live with you, or, perhaps they would be placed in a skilled nursing home. As a result, family dynamics were critically changed as the younger generation sacrificed their relationships as sons and daughters and replaced them with caregiver status. The opportunity to enjoy one another and be parent/child often disintegrated with the stress of providing care on a 24-hour basis.
With the advent of Orlando home health care, the options for providing assistance to your aging loved ones have changed tremendously. If your loved one needs help in maintaining his or her daily quality of life, custodial care may provide the help you require. This type of care includes companionship, assistance with personal grooming (including bathing), and some light housekeeping. Custodial care is often covered by long-term care insurance and through private pay. It is much more economical than assisted-living facilities, and living in their own home is a source of great comfort and security for your aging in place.
Skilled in-home care has become another affordable option. Usually provided at the attending physicians’ request, skilled care provides services that require health care management. This type of care is typically provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and occupational and physical therapists. Skilled in-home care is provided to those that are considered homebound. Most insurance policies and Medicare will cover skilled care services, if only for a predetermined time period. In certain circumstances, skilled care may also provide for custodial care to assist with non-medical care.
Regardless of the path you need to choose, it is important to know how to research and find qualified and appropriate in-home health care for your elderly loved one. Orlando home health care through BrightStar Care Orlando provides family resources, checklists, education, and peace of mind that you are making sound choices to help your aging loved one. Call us now to learn more: 407-877-0720.