12 Dec 2018

5 Options for Long-Term Senior Care

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5 Options for Long-Term Senior Care

Do you have an ageing or ill loved one who requires long-term care? If you’re not sure what your options are, we can help. Here are the five options for long-term senior care for you to consider.

Home Care

Being in a familiar environment can enhance the quality of life for your loved one, which is why it’s the option that most people prefer. Not only will they get individualized attention, but this can also preserve their dignity and make them feel more at ease and safe. Having the comforts of their own home can help support their healing process and make it easier for them.

Hospital Care

Unfortunately, home care is not always an adequate option. In some situations, hospital care may be more suited for the particular needs and rehabilitation requirements of your loved one. This often becomes necessary when an ongoing health issue needs a greater level of care, especially in the case of a stroke, brain injury, muscular dystrophy, mental health issues, or Alzheimer’s.

Retirement Home Care

Some retirement homes are also equipped for long-term senior care. Those who choose this option are often provided with around-the-clock nursing care and a team to help make their loved one feel safe, secure, and comfortable during their stay.  

Palliative Care

For those facing life-threatening illnesses or nearing the end of their lives, a palliative care facility can provide all the support needed to make your loved one feel most comfortable. Conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s, and heart disease often benefit most from palliative care.

Facility Care

Private care is also another option to consider. This involves hiring a health care support worker to take care of your loved one’s needs, even when they’re staying in a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare facility. This is often most useful in the case where their current facility doesn’t offer around-the-clock care or are suffering staffing shortages. Private care can be offered for a few hours, a couple of days or even on a 24-hour program, depending on the particular needs.

Not sure what option is right for your loved one? Contact us at C-Care Health Services today, and we’ll help you weigh all your options. We are a leading provider of care services and offer specifically tailored arrangements to meet a variety of needs. Whether your loved one requires support for a few hours, a day, or on a 24-hour basis, we can provide the level of care that’s needed.

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