How to Be More Aware of Home Health Care in the Future
Not many people really think much about long-term care when they’re in their 40’s, 50’s, or even their 60’s. They might have a similar attitude to teenagers when they first get their driver’s license and are told to “be careful.”
It’s that attitude of, “It won’t happen to me” (as in, ‘I won’t get in an accident’). Too many people, as they advance in years, assume they will never need any type of long-term care, either in the near future or the distant one.
So, they never think much about it. However, the older people get, the more likely they will require some type of long-term care, whether it’s for a few months or a couple of years or more.
Learn about long-term care options now.
It’s far more beneficial to an individual to be armed with reliable information as early as possible than to wait and scramble. When people scramble, suddenly feeling their back is pressed against the wall, they have a tendency to make poor decisions.
They make rash decisions. And, they might not be able to gather the most accurate information about all options available to them at any given time.
There are many different types of long-term care available for elderly and disabled Americans. The most common is home care services. However, within the confines of home care stands two distinct levels of support: a home care services aide and a home health care provider.
What is the difference?
A home health care provider is often referred to as a visiting nurse. This is a professional who will provide direct medical attention of some form to an aging or disabled individual in the comfort of their home.
They might administer medications, check vital stats, and perform other basic medical tasks. A home health care provider may also assist with bathing, toileting, preparing meals, and other basic duties of everyday life, but more often a home care services aide is the one who steps in for those tasks.
Can a person rely on both?
November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month and for those individuals who want to remain home for the rest of their life, they may require some type of home care services. And, they can rely on both, if needed.
A home health care provider might be necessary in the morning to administer medications and check vital stats to relay information to their doctor, and a home care aide might assist with bathing, toileting, meal preparation, and even a ride to a follow-up doctors’ appointment.
When you plan for the future, make sure to include long-term care as part of that plan.
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