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Texas Home Care Options

Texas senior home care providers and services.

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Texas Home Care Options

Red Arrow In-Home Care (Non Medical) are services that assist seniors, elderly and the 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 cannot administer medications, they can only remind and watch, to ensure the individual takes them.

Red Arrow 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.

Red Arrow  Hospice Care is intended to relieve symptoms and suffering associated with a terminal illness in those who have been given six months or less to live. The patient must choose to forgo further curative treatment. Medicare only covers your hospice care if the hospice provider is Medicare-approved. Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Patients in palliative care may receive medical care for their symptoms, or palliative care, along with treatment intended to cure their serious illness.

Red Arrow Aging in Place Options - To "age in place" simply means that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, retirement community, etc. It's a "lifestyle" choice, and one that should not be taken lightly, as it's not right for everyone.

Red Arrow Senior Transportation is provided by non medical in-home care agencies but only when you sign on to use their home care services. Taking you to and from the doctor, grocery store, hair appointments, etc. is included in their fee. However, some provide what's referred to as a la carte' senior transportation
so it's important to ask, meaning, you don't have to use their home care services.

Red Arrow Meal Services 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).


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