As our loved ones age, their ability to care for themselves may begin to decline. During this difficult time of transitioning from being independent to needing assistance, families often look for the best option for mom or dad, without causing too much disruption to their lifestyle.
During their research, the family will find a wide assortment of retirement villages, assisted living facilities, and in home care services.
These communities are either individual homes or housing complexes designed solely for older adults, often with the requirement of being 55 or older. The individuals who reside in these locations can care for themselves fully, although some communities will allow outside caregivers. Activities and opportunities for socialization are often planned so that residents can interact with their peers doing things that they enjoy.
Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living is designed for individuals who can no longer care for themselves but would still like to maintain a certain level of independence. Residents of assisted living facilities often need assistance with self-care (dressing, bathing), home care, medication management, and meal preparation. Dedicated staff members are available for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In Home Care
In home care services are similar to those of assisted living facilities with an added benefit: the client can stay in their own home. Transitioning to needing assistance is challenging; having the ability to maintain living in a familiar and comfortable environment is extraordinarily beneficial for overall quality of life. Depending on the individual’s needs, in-home care services are available for a couple of hours a week up to having a full-time, live-in caregiver. In home caregivers are available to help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care and dressing assistance, and medication reminders and assistance. Caregivers are also happy to provide companionship and transportation for shopping, recreation, errands, and appointments.
For more information about in home caregiver services, check out our website.
Havenwood Caregiver Services
Havenwood Caregiver Services has been providing compassionate and dependable care for seniors and those in need, allowing them to live independently and age in place since 2001. We are locally owned and operated and a staff member is accessible at any hour of the day all year long.
We provide services tailored to your loved one’s individual needs and hand select our caregivers for each client to obtain the best possible match. We work with a variety of other agencies and service providers to ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met.
Our services are second to none. Contact us at Havenwood Caregiver Services today to see how we can best serve you and your family.