When to Consider In-Home Care in North Palm Beach, Florida

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When to Consider In-Home Care

It might be easier than you think for you, or a loved one, to stay at home as you age.

Long-term care becomes necessary when people start struggling with tasks like bathing, dressing, getting around and taking medications—or with memory loss. Sometimes, food shopping becomes difficult, so older people don’t eat right, and the problem spirals into a hospital visit should they become weak and contract a disease such as pneumonia.

“When is the ‘Aha’ moment? Is it after Mom leaves the stove on and the pot burns?” says Bob Bua, president of Genworth Financial’s CareScout, a provider of support services for insurers and families.

Nine out of 10 Americans say they want to grow old at home and keep living in their communities as long as possible, according to AARP. Home-health providers are rushing in to meet the demand.

But there are things to consider when looking into care at home—including the number of limitations a person is struggling with, whether they have supports in the community and whether the home itself is suitable. New advances in home care are allowing more people to remain in their homes because of telehealth and apps designed to keep track of an elder person’s medication compliance and comings and goings, says Steve Landers, chief executive of VNA Health Group, which provides home-health services.

Meanwhile, there are different types of at-home options to draw on. Maybe you need to see a doctor or nurse regularly, and these professionals do pay house calls. Personal-care assistants can help with nonmedical tasks like bathing. Assistance shopping, cooking or cleaning are also options.

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