Home Care For Special NeedsPosted by: Kim Sears | Posted on: December 15, 2020
Home Care is a specialized health care or independent medical care given by a skilled professional caregiver within the person’s personal home where the patient or senior citizen is residing, rather than care given in nursing homes or clinics. Home healthcare is sometimes referred to as domiciliary care, community care or residential care. These services are typically provided by licensed professionals in the area of health care services who are specially trained in providing these kinds of services. The term ‘home health care’ encompasses a wide range of services from helping a person to remain active and healthy to helping the elderly remain independent.You can get additional information at My Choice In Home Senior Services – Tulsa Home Care.
The services range from periodic assistance with personal grooming to bathing, dressing, helping with physical therapy and exercising. Some home care services include the provision of therapeutic massages, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Others provide specially designed residential rehab facilities for people with special needs. Some provide long-term care giving programs in assisted living facilities or skilled nursing facilities. Others provide short-term help in managing day-to-day activities, such as shopping, meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing and driving the senior citizens around.
Many people mistakenly believe that if they have a relative who can bathe them every morning or provide light housework every other day that they do not need a caregiver. However, most caregivers offer much more than this. If a senior has difficulty getting up in the morning, cannot bathe themselves, does not have someone to feed them lunch or tea, cannot clean their house or perform other necessary tasks, a caregiver can help with those tasks. A special needs adult can learn how to bathe themselves or request assistance with simple daily tasks, like taking a bath or brushing their teeth, in order to reduce the amount of costly nursing visits.