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Texas Home Care Options
Senior Meal Prep
Companies provide various types of meal
services for older adults; meals prepared for seniors in their
homes by professional cooks / chef where they do the shopping
and cooking, preparing healthy meals in the person's kitchen; companies
that prepare home delivered meals (like other home meal
delivery services but who specialize in older adults).
Home Health Agencies provide
licensed, skilled healthcare, including short-term nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
speech language pathology, medical social work
and home health aide services. Certified home health
medication aides can administer medications in acute patient
conditions or environments. Unlicensed persons (not limited
to home health aides) can assist with administration of medications
without any RN supervision or delegation.
Non Medical In-Home Care
are services that assist seniors, elderly
disabled with their activities of daily living including eating, maintaining personal hygiene, and basic mobility.
Assistance with medication is an area that toes the line between
medical and non-medical care. Medication reminders
is considered non-medical. Caregivers
medications, they can only remind and watch, to ensure the
individual takes them.
care agencies often provide
Senior Transportation Services. Some provide
services only when you sign on to use their home care services and
will take you to and from the doctor, grocery store, hair
appointments, etc. and it's included in their fee. Others, provide al la carte' senior transportation
so it's important to ask, meaning, you
don't have to use their home care services.
Palliative Care can begin at diagnosis.
Hospice Care begins after treatment of the disease
is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to
survive the illness.
help families narrow their focus
to the right level of care and the communities or home care agencies
that meet the senior’s personal criteria. Another advantage of
working with a senior care advisor is having access to insider
knowledge of the senior care market. They can guide you through the
process of finding the best housing or care option for your loved
one, based on their personal needs, and budget.
of various types of apps and
devices caregivers can use to assist their loved one safely age in
place. These are technological tools can make the tasks involved
with caring for an aging loved one a little easier.
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