Home Care: One Size Does Not Fit All

September 11th, 2012

There are many types of in-home care, and knowing which is right for you or your loved one can help you live a happier, healthier life at home. When it’s time to seek home care, an assessment for daily function, depression, and mental status is an important step in determining what type of care is the right choice.

A geriatric care assessment is designed to:

  • Evaluate the multiple problems of seniors
  • Develop coordinated care plans to focus interventions on individual issues
  • Assess personal resources and strengths
  • Determine care needs

Once completed, a geriatric care assessment can lead to:

  • Improved health outcomes
  • Prevention of the onset of disability
  • Early recognition of health changes
  • Improved quality of life
  • Savings on healthcare costs
  • Targeting individualized rehabilitation needs
  • Informative planning for daily services to increase safety
  • Discovery of early-stage disease and determination of senior’s ability to care for himself or herself
  • Determination of fall risks

Visiting Angels can help you and your loved ones assess your care needs and determine the right type of in-home care to ensure your independence at home. Contact us in Alameda County at (510) 284-0000 or in Santa Clara County at (408) 735-0977 to schedule your assessment today.

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