In Home Services
Most seniors want to maintain as much independence as possible for as long as they are able to do so. In-home services help you do just that. Whether you live alone, with family or friends, or in a retirement community, you may receive in-home services. Needs vary from person to person and change as we age. An emergency pendant or the installation of grab bars may be all that’s needed to increase your safety and independence. For others, a nutritious meal, help bathing, or assistance with household chores may be important.
Many senior living communities offer a continuum of care, sometimes called “step care” or “progressive” care facilities. They offer a wide range of options, all the way from independent living to special care. Residents are usually admitted when they live independently. As their needs increase, residents are able to transfer to other areas of care within the community.
When determining your needs, it’s also important to know what help is not available. Generally, home maintenance and yard work is not regularly available except on a private-pay basis. So, if you need assistance or supervision around the clock, that level of help is only available on a private pay basis and you might find it cost prohibitive. Lastly, you may feel isolated and lonely living alone even when other needs are met. Social needs don’t disappear as we age and are an important consideration when determining your personal needs.
Private Pay Options
If you can afford to increase your comfort as you age, give yourself permission to do so. An investment in your comfort, health, and safety is a wise one and may be more affordable than you think. Purchasing a few hours of in-home service once a week…
Options counseling helps families make decisions about supportive and long-term care services. We help make it easier to access and understand information so families can turn it into knowledge to make informed choices.
Care Coordination and Case Management
The primary goal of Care Coordination is to help individuals prevent or delay institutional living.
Caregiving has many faces. An adult child who oversees a parent’s well being from another state is a long-distance caregiver. You may be a caregiver to a spouse, parent, sibling, or other loved one. Your caregiving role may be a warm, fuzzy hour volu…
No matter your age, good nutrition is essential for good health. Senior hunger and nutrition are significant issues in the U.S., with more than 10 million older Americans at risk of hunger and about 10% of adults experiencing malnutrition. The good…
Oftentimes, minor home improvements and modifications can make a big difference in helping seniors maintain their independence.
The availability of transportation options greatly affects quality of life, including the ability to remain independent an in one’s own home.
Independent Provider List
SeniorAge maintains a list of independent providers offering in-home help in the Greene and Christian county areas.
SeniorAge has trained experts that can help identify services and programs that enable individuals to live independently at home. Our care coordinators use a multi page assessment to identify critical points of need. This in-depth assessment will eva…
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