What Is Home Care?

What Is Home Care?

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Home Care in Tucson, Arizona

What comes to mind when you think of home care? Home care can include any type of additional assistance for people who are ill, recovering from an injury or surgery, disabled, or are finding it more difficult to complete daily tasks on their own due to aging. For many seniors this means assistance with tasks such as housecleaning and health management, but there are many forms of homecare that you may not have realized are also available.

  1. Supervisory Care

The first category of home care will include the act of supervising activities. This can be include being around to provide a positive and uplifting conversation or helping with running errands and shopping. Other supervisory care type assistance would include light exercise and active thinking, collaborative menu planning, light gardening and outdoor activities, reading and discussing current events, or engaging in outside activities.

  1. Personal Care

Personal care can be extremely helpful for anyone who needs assistance with the upkeep of his or her home and organization. Some examples of this might be cleaning, housekeeping, meal preparation, assistance with paperwork, laundry and ironing.

  1. Directed Care

Lastly, home care can be qualified as directed care. This has to describes more physical care and assistance due to health or disability. Some examples of directed care are bathing and shower assistance, dressing and restroom assistance, help with doctor’s appointments, medication reminders, and transfer assistance.

Home care has proven to be beneficial to both the patient as well as the family members of the patient. Below are just a few of the many benefits to using a home care service.

The primary benefits of home health care include:

  • Patient is able to stay comfortably in his or her own home
  • Promotes healing and provides more safety from infections
  • Allows the patient to have more independence and feel secure
  • More affordable than inpatient care
  • Care is specialized to the client to provide for unique needs
  • Reduces re-hospitalization visits and the  need for repeat care

If you or an aging loved on are considering caregiving services in the home, please contact our caring staff at Total Care Connections (520) 546-1554. We provide quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Serving Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, and Surrounding Areas!

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