Even though seniors may live at home with their families, their dependence can be too stressful for their family to attend to. Each individual and every situation is different, and needs to be addressed in its own unique way. That is where home health care provides a solution.
Home care for seniors can be classified as geriatric care and palliative care.
Geriatric care is a support based model. It may be achieved in the comfort of their own homes or within assisted living facilities. Home care for geriatrics involves the support of home health care service providers who take the responsibility to assist seniors with their everyday needs. While some seniors may require this support daily, some others may not want it so frequently. Depending upon the needs of the elderly, the home health care providers assign a nurse, attendant or live-in caretaker to assist them with their activities. This empowers seniors to be independent, while still taking help when necessary. Health care providers may also recommend mobile apps such as QLIFE by CareSynergist, to encourage self-reporting and seeking for care on demand.
While geriatric care is a support based model, palliative care is a high dependency model for specialized medical care provided to the terminally ill seniors. The aim of palliative care is to provide the elderly with the best possible quality of life possible. That may be achieved by identifying symptoms of the life limiting illness and addressing them, while also providing seniors with relief from pain. Palliative care may be referred to hospice care at home. The benefit of palliative home health instead of hospice care is to enhance the quality of life, for the patient and their families.
To learn more about senior care contact CareSynergist at +919884497300