Medical and Non-Medical Elder Care

Certainly, elder care for your loved one is not an easy task. Without a doubt, you must make many plans and account for many tasks. That is why there is medical and non-medical elder care and supports you can get for your elderly loved one. So you don’t have to take on all these pressures yourself.

Home Care Benefits
Although your elderly loved one may not need home health care (medical) services, they could still need home elder care services. There are so many benefits of this type of care, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Bring about a sense of security
  • Assisting with daily care tasks such as getting dressed or cooking
  • Create a personalized care plan and stick to it
  • Allow comfort and freedom for your elderly loved one
  • Preserving independence and dignity
  • Cost-efficient services

Of course, these are just some of the many ways that home care benefits can benefit your elderly loved one. What’s more, if you want to learn more about these services, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We would be happy to discuss how we can specifically help your elderly loved one.

Non-Medical Tasks
As can be seen, there are many different tasks in which non-medical elder care providers can assist your loved one. For example, the couple tasks noted above and the following:

  • Ambulation
  • Grooming
  • Taking a bath
  • Dementia care
  • Feeding
  • Oral and personal hygiene
  • Personal safety
  • Toileting
  • Companion care services
  • Hobbies/activities
  • Respite care
  • Schedules/routines
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal prep
  • Laundry
  • Transporation
  • Plan visits with friends and loved ones

By all means, if your elderly loved one needs any of these, please let us know.

Medical Home Care Services
Indeed, many seniors need medical home health care services. In short, some of the disease-specific elder care options that you can get for your loved one include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Falls
  • Breathing issues
  • Osteoporosis
  • Seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other types of neurological care
  • Disability services
  • Wound care
  • Post-operation care
  • Rehabilitative services such as physical therapy
  • High-tech nursing services
  • IV medications
  • Medical machinery assistance
  • Total parental nutrition (g-tube and other feedings)
  • PICC line dressing changes
  • Catheter management
  • Epidural mediport changes
  • Medication management

As can be seen, the list of home health care services we can provide is extensive. Surprisingly, this list doesn’t even begin to encompass everything we can do for senior citizens. However, if there are other nursing or medical care services you believe your elderly loved one needs assistance with, let us know today.

Overall, these are some medical and non-medical services you can get for your elderly loved one. But, if you aren’t sure what all your elderly loved one needs help with, talk to them about it today. Together with your elderly loved one can list their care needs. Then, you can reach out to our elder care team in Philadelphia to set up services immediately.

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


Ibrahim & Mariama Suma-Keita