Non-Medical Home Health Care Defined | Griswold

Non-Medical Home Health Care Defined

Kindly smiling NurseWhen you need help caring for a loved one, non-medical in-home care is a great solution. At Griswold Home Care, we take pride in assisting families with their non-medical needs. Clients are now able to stay in their homes in a safe, nurturing environment. Care includes both professional and informal support networks such as family, friends, and neighbors. Remaining independent is a priority in caring for loved ones. Ensuring safety, proper healthcare and nutritional support is key to healthy living.

What Are The Options?

In-home careis very different from facility-based solutions. Retirement communities, adult day care, senior care, assisted living, and nursing home care each have different models and can be costly.  Home care is the preferred choice for most seniors and is likely to keep them healthy for longer. Care models have different options. If a loved one is healthy and needs minimal assistance, staying at home is the best solution. Finances, health status and social accessibility is considered along with personal preferences.  A non-medical in-home caregiver can check on your loved one to make sure they are eating healthy, taking their medications, and bathing on a regular basis is a comforting feeling.  A home visit makes all the difference in the world. Some seniors need minimal care while others need daily monitoring. Remaining in your own home reduces incidences of depression, falls, and malnutrition that can result in a nursing-home stay.

Remaining At Home

There are numerous solutions to choose from in non-medical home care:

  •  In-home supportive services for seniors and disabled adults: Services aim to help those with physical or mental limitations to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Some services are free and some qualify for government assistance, non-profit agencies, and certain other care programs.
  •  Home Health Registries put families and clients in control of their lives. Professional caregivers with many years of experience can visit daily or as needed. These professionals include Home-Health Aids (HHA) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who are well trained and certified.
  •  Home Health Care Agencies offer a variety of home care services providing mainly skilled care, physical and occupational therapy for home-bound patients. Medicaid often funds this type of care since it requires skilled care by nurses, and the home health aides must follow a prescribed protocol of treatment as directed by a physician. Medical equipment suppliers, technical services, therapeutic support, and hospice may be included in these services.   
  •  Private Hire or Independent Providers is usually done by family members.  Finding, screening, and hiring a caregiver directly can be risky and can result in unqualified care givers.  

Non-medical in-home care is a way to insure that your loved one remains healthy, happy, and active.  Dressing, bathing, preparing meals and companionship can help your loved one remain at home. Most Griswold Home Care offices offer personal care, housekeeping, and companionship services, and others


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