FIND HOME CARE PROVIDERS WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR ELDER CARE MATTERS
Here you can find Local Home Care Providers who are listed on ElderCareMatters.com – America’s National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources for Families. These are trained professionals who have years of experience helping families with their Issues of Aging. And they can help you too with your Elder Care Matters!
What is Home Care
Home care is typically non-medical in nature. It is focused on what are called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental ADLs:
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Dressing and undressing
- Feeding oneself
- Functional transfers, e.g. Getting out of bed
- Voluntarily controlling urinary and fecal discharge
- Ambulation (Walking or using a wheelchair)
Instrumental ADLs include:
- Meal Preparation
- Taking medications
- Managing money
- Shopping for groceries or clothing
- Telephone use
- Using technology (as applicable)
Occupational Therapists focus on Instrumental ADLs, as well as other skills.
Quite often, non-medical home care is long-term, as clients with dementia or other chronic illnesses are not expected to return to the state of health at which their ability to perform ADLs and IADLs improves dramatically.
Both types of home care are really critical to the well-being of the patient or client. They are complimentary and often go hand-in-hand.