Medical & Non-Medical In-Home Senior Care

There are several resources available to help seniors age in place, but many people are unfamiliar with the distinctions between services, especially those that provide medical and non-medical in-home senior care. Both have the goal of assisting seniors in their homes, yet they achieve different objectives.

Seniors can be prone to physical, mental, and emotional ailments as a result of loneliness and isolation. Make an effort to ensure that your elderly parents have regular interactions with others, are able to participate in activities they enjoy, are able to fulfill their basic needs, and are able to form meaningful connections.

Medical & Non-Medical In-Home Senior Care

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Medical Home Care

Care of this sort is frequently recommended for the elderly who require medical assistance following an illness or accident when returning home from the hospital, or while dealing with chronic illnesses. A nurse or other licensed medical specialist performs the services.

In-Home health care may include:

  • IV infusions or injections, as well as medications
  • Pain management
  • Tracheotomies, catheters, feeding tubes, and ventilators
  • Wound treatment
  • Post-surgery recovery

It is a treatment option that allows persons who are elderly to recover in their own homes more safely and effectively. The home health care provider ensures they’re adhering to the prescribed therapy regimen and can spot any issues or problems that may arise.

Non-Medical Home Care

Home care focuses on assisting seniors in performing basic daily living activities and maintaining their freedom. It does not need a doctor’s prescription and can be done once or several times per day, depending on the client’s demands.

Non-medical in-home care may include:

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Morning & night time routines

Caregivers adapt care to each senior’s specific requirements in order for them to live as independently as possible while still providing adequate assistance. They may also engage in socializing, playing games, or discussing current events to give companionship and stimulation. They do not, however, provide direct medical treatment.

Non-medical home care can be customized to match the needs and objectives of an older person and their family. Services may be booked for times when other family members are unavailable, or when assistance is most required.

There are times when a senior may receive both medical and non-medical home health care, particularly if they have recently been ill or recovering from surgery. A medical caregiver helps with their rehabilitation and medication administration, while a non-medical caregiver assists with activities around the house that they might not be able to do on their own yet.

Need Medical or Non-Medical Home Care for a Loved One?

Every All About Seniors employee is educated by the Alzheimer Society of Calgary and undergoes training. They are trained to handle problems that commonly occur in seniors, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

We cater to the specific needs of each client using a thorough family/guardian intake procedure, as well as matching clients with the best caregiver. All About Seniors offers continuity of care by employing the same caregiver for your loved one throughout the process. At All About Seniors, we strive to create meaningful relationships that enrich the lives of your loved ones.