Can Your Senior Parent Benefit From Home Health Care?

Home Health CareNow that most seniors are choosing to remain at home as they get older, more and more services are being offered to seniors at home so that they can stay safely and happily at home. One of the services that seniors can get at home is home health care. Home health care is a fantastic option for seniors who have chronic medical conditions. With home health care, seniors can get medical care at home from a trained medical professional who can help them manage conditions like diabetes. Not sure if your senior parent can benefit from home health care? Really any senior can benefit home health care, but some types of seniors who get the most out of home health care are:

Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Seniors who are struggling with chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, kidney disease, and other conditions that require a lot of routine care can benefit from home health care. They will get care, advice, and one on one time with a medical professional in the comfort and privacy of their own home. It can also be helpful for a medical professional to see a senior’s home setup and understand how they live so that they can give better advice and suggestions to seniors on how to manage their condition.

Seniors Recovering From A Fall

Seniors who have recently come home from the hospital after experiencing a fall need medical care, but they may still be unable to easily get up, get dressed, and get to a medical facility. It will be much easier for them to get the care they need at home. If seniors who have other health challenges like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s have had a fall it’s much less stressful for them to get seen by a medical professional at home. They will recover faster when they can stick to a routine and not have their recovery time and routine interrupted by trips to the doctor.

Seniors Who Have Mobility Challenges

As seniors get older they may have trouble walking long distances or getting in and out of a car. When seniors who have mobility problems and can’t comfortably sit in a hard chair for a long period of time or whose pain is made worse by sitting in a moving car, home health care is a good fit for them. Seniors that use walkers, wheelchairs, or canes also greatly prefer home health care to traditional health care.

Seniors Who Don’t Drive

When seniors stop driving their ability to get medical care is hampered. Taxis and rideshares are expensive and uncomfortable. Van transportation can take a long time and may make seniors late for appointments. Home health care is a better option for seniors who don’t drive and don’t have reliable transportation. If a senior has a family member who works, that family member may not always be able to take a morning or afternoon off to take their senior parent to a medical appointment. With health care at home seniors can get the care they need without worrying about transportation.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home health care in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding area, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. (484) 206-4544

Ibrahim & Mariama Suma-Keita