Home care is often thought of as a nurse coming to someone’s home to take their blood pressure, change a bandage, or administer medication. But, there are several options, or types, of home care, including:
- Companion and live-in care
- Assistive or personal care
- Adult nursing care
- Home health care
- Hospice care
Let’s take a brief look at each of these options to help you choose the type of home care that best suits you and your family.
This type of care is non-medical and usually includes assistance with social interaction and companionship, errands, and light housekeeping. Caregivers focus on the emotional and mental well-being of the client and provide stimulating conversation, games, music, movies, and more.
Assistive or Personal Care
Seniors who need help with the activities of daily living often require personal care. They receive assistance with such things as:
- Bathing and dressing
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation
Like companion care, these services are non-medical in nature. At Home Instead of Southwest Florida, many of our clients receive a combination of companion care and personal care services.
Adult Nursing Care
Adult nursing services are provided by registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). They support seniors and adults living with chronic illness, injury, or disability. Many seniors receive adult nursing care around the clock.
Home Health Care
Home health care services support seniors and adults needing short-term nursing, assistive care, or rehabilitative care. A variety of professionals provides services:
- Registered nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Home health aides
- Medical social workers
These professionals diagnose and manage many conditions in the comfort of the client’s home, including wound care and diabetes management.
According to the Cleveland Clinical Journal of Medicine, studies show that most individuals with a terminal illness prefer to die at home. Yet, approximately 60% of all deaths still occur in hospitals.
Hospice care allows adults with a terminal illness to pass away in their own homes. It’s a complete form of care that supports patients socially, medically, and spiritually when they choose not to pursue life-prolonging aggressive therapies.
Hospice care professionals include nurses, therapists, social workers, and home health aides dedicated to improving the patient’s quality of life with comfort and dignity. Palliative care alleviates symptoms and stress and helps manage pain. These services often include grief counseling for family and friends who need support.
Home Instead Senior Care in Naples, FL
Home Instead of Southwest Florida offers many home care services for our clients, including:
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
- Companionship Services
- Personal Care Services
- Meals and Nutrition
- Household Duties
- Respite Care
- Hospice Care Support Services
- 24 Hour Care
- Diabetes Care
- Arthritis, Diabetes and Other Conditions Care
Home Instead caregivers are carefully selected, vetted, and trained. They’re our employees, not contractors; they’re like family to us, and they will be to you, also. They help seniors and adults in Naples, Fort Myers, and Charlotte County.
Contact us today. We’d love to get to know you and what your loved one’s needs are. We’re here to help.
“I am continually struck by the professionalism, high level of caring, and exemplary caregivers that I have met from Home Instead. My mom couldn’t live without them, and neither could I.”
– Christine, Home Care Client