Personal Care at Home
We are a leading provider of comprehensive, in-home care in San Diego, offering individualized services ranging from occasional companionship to around-the-clock care. Each of our senior caregivers is a California licensed Home Care Aide, and they go through our careful selection process to ensure they demonstrate a true passion for care. We also have a full-time Registered Nurse on staff with over 30 years of experience to ensure we incorporate the best care planning possible.
At A Passion for Care, we believe the health and wellbeing of our senior community members are paramount. While we work directly with family members and close friends, we also partner with assisted living centers, church leaders, geriatric doctors, attorneys, hospice service providers, discharge planners at local San Diego hospitals, and other professional members of our community to ensure each elderly individual receives the care and support they need. We are well-known for our compassion, reliability, and professionalism – it’s how we’ve built long-lasting and trusted relationships with our partners throughout the San Diego area.
Age-related physical and cognitive deterioration can make it challenging for seniors to carry out daily tasks including dressing, grooming, and taking a shower. With the help of personal care at home, seniors can continue to live comfortably in their own homes while maintaining their independence and dignity.
According to the National Council on Aging, 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. The AARP Public Policy Institute estimates that by 2020, the number of seniors needing long-term care services will increase by 42%. The National Institute on Aging reports that 70% of seniors who need long-term care receive it at home.
Personal care at home is a valuable service that can make a significant difference in the lives of seniors and their families. It can provide seniors with the assistance they need to maintain their independence and dignity, improve their physical and mental health, and provide respite care for family caregivers. It’s important for seniors and their families to understand the options and resources available to them when it comes to personal care at home. It’s an investment in their well-being and quality of life.
Personal Care Services Provided at Home
- Personal care, commonly referred to as non-medical home care, helps seniors with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, grooming, and using the restroom.
- In the senior’s home, caregivers who are skilled and experienced experts offer personal care services.
- Personal care services may be rendered on an as-needed basis or on a regular basis, such as daily or weekly.
- Assistance with meal preparation, medication administration, and light housekeeping are some examples of personal care services.
- While receiving the assistance they require, seniors can keep their independence and autonomy with in-home care as an alternative to assisted living facilities.
The Distinction Between Personal Care and Companion Care
Companion care offers seniors company and socializing. The activities that caregivers can help with include talking, walking, and playing games.
Personal care is a service that helps older seniors with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, dressing, grooming, and using the restroom.
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Benefits of Personal Care at Home
- Seniors who receive personal care at home are able to keep their autonomy and independence while getting the assistance they require.
- By assisting seniors in maintaining healthy nutrition and hygiene, personal care services can enhance their physical and mental well-being.
- In-home care can also give family members who might be worried about the security and wellbeing of a loved one some peace of mind.
- Personal care services can also offer family caregivers respite care, enabling them to focus on other things while taking a break from their caregiving duties.
- Seniors may not be able to participate in activities like bathing, grooming or dressing on their own, but personal care services can give them the chance to do so with a little help.
Is Personal Care Provided at Home Covered by Medicare?
- Medicare, a federal health insurance program for those 65 and older, excludes personal care services from its coverage.
- However, coverage varies by plan and locale and certain Medicare Advantage plans may provide extra benefits like personal care services.
- Medicaid, a combined federal-state program that assists some people with medical expenses who have limited resources and income, may pay for personal care services for eligible persons.
Home Care Helped an Entire Family By Providing Personal Care
Mr. M was a 78-year-old man who had recently been diagnosed with dementia. As his condition progressed, he found it increasingly difficult to manage his daily activities, such as bathing and dressing. His family was concerned about his safety and well-being, but they were also stretched thin with work and family obligations. They knew they needed help, but they were unsure of where to turn.
That’s when they decided to try personal care at home. A caregiver was assigned to Mr. M, and she came to his home three times a week to assist him with his ADLs. She also helped him with medication management, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.
Mr. M’s family was surprised by how much of a difference having a caregiver made. They could relax knowing that Mr. M was receiving the care and support he needed, and they didn’t have to worry about him being alone. The caregiver also provided them with tips and resources on how to manage Mr. M’s dementia and how to communicate with him effectively.
With the help of personal care, Mr. M was able to stay in his own home, where he felt most comfortable, and his family was able to provide him with the care they wanted to give but couldn’t due to their busy schedule.
Each of our senior caregivers is a California licensed Home Care Aide, and they go through our careful selection process.
How Do Families Pay for Personal Care at Home?
- If a senior is qualified, personal care services may be covered by, long-term care insurance, or out-of-pocket costs.
- Veterans’ benefits that can be used to pay for personal care services may be available to some veterans.
- For those who qualify, some states offer programs that might assist with the expense of personal care services.
Helping Senior Loved Ones Understand the Value of Personal Care
- Stress the value of preserving autonomy and independence.
- Describe the ways in which personal care services can enhance both physical and emotional health.
- Give the elderly person the chance to take part in things they might not be able to perform on their own.
- Show the senior how personal care services can offer family caregivers respite care so they can attend to other concerns and take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
- Stress the advantages of personal care services for safety, such as help with medication administration and keeping an eye out for any potential health issues.
Personal Care at Home Gives Family Caregivers a Break
- Family caregivers can take a break and attend to other concerns by having personal care providers handle caregiving duties for a predetermined period of time.
- The stress and uncertainty that might come with relying on family or friends for care can be reduced by using personal care services, which can offer constant and dependable care.
- Personal care services can also offer particular training and skills that family caregivers might not have, such as help with medication reminders.
- Personal care services can also offer extra assistance and resources to help family caregivers with the caring process, such as knowledge and referrals to local services.
We treat clients and their families with the utmost respect, ensuring we provide the best care possible.