In Home Care for the London, OH Community
Learn why many London seniors choose in home care.
In-home care is more than it appears to be on the surface. As the name implies, in-home care is care that is provided in one's home, but there are distinct differences when it comes to the supports and services that are available. The primary difference is between medical and non-medical care.
Non-medical services include such daily living supports as housekeeping, meal preparation, and transportation. Many seniors require help with daily living activities due to chronic pain, a loss of mobility, and other age-related ailments. Sudden illness, injury, or medical procedures could also necessitate assistance.
Personal care refers to more supports provided directly to an individual. They are typically more private in nature and often walk the line between medical and non-medical services. Included in the realm of personal care are eating supports, toileting and incontinence assistance, bathing, grooming, and dressing. As with other services, these supports may be required long-term as the result of a chronic or progressive condition, or they could be needed short-term due to an acute illness, injury, or medical condition such as a surgery or invasive test, especially if anesthesia was utilized.
In-home care falls under the "medical" category when local, state, or federal laws require a clinical license in order for the care to be provided. Many care providers work with private-duty nursing staff in order to provide both medical and non-medical supports through the same agency.
Services that may be considered in-home care medical supports include medical device oversight, ostomy and tube care, medication management, and wound care. In-home medical care has been shown to increase the rate of healing, reducing risks of infection, decreasing overall stress, and significantly lowering the rate of hospital readmission.
In short, seniors who require short or long-term support to remain independent while safely residing in their own home can benefit greatly from both medical and non-medical in-home care. For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help maximize your senior loved one's freedom and quality of life, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
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Comfort Keepers of Hilliard, OH is a leading provider of in-home care for seniors in Southwest Columbus and the following areas: Ashville, Briggsdale, Brown Township, Circleville, Columbus (southwest), Commercial Point, Derby, Franklin Township, Galloway, Grove City, Harrisburg, Hilliard, Hilltop, Lincoln Village, Lockbourne, London, New Rome, Norwich Township, Obetz, Orient, Prairie Township, San Margherita, Valleyview, and West Jefferson communities.