- More than one-third (about 37 percent) of older people prefer to receive primarily non-medical home care services, such as personal care and homemaker services instead of nursing home care, assisted living care or Alzheimer’s special care unit.
- Home care services are provided in the client’s home by pre-trained homemakers/homecare aids/caregivers. The term home care is used to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel.
- Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is often very difficult, and many family members experience high levels of emotional stress and depression as a result. Family members experience a negative impact on ther health, employment, income and financial security. Many family members who are care-giving for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have to quit work, reduce their work hours or take time off because of care giving responsibilities.
- Family members who are care giving for people with Alzheimer’s may be forced to turn down promotions, reduce their work hours, quit work or lose job-related income and benefits, including employer contributions to their own retirement savings.
- Although families generally prefer to keep the person with Alzheimer’s at home as long as possible, most people with the disease eventually need more assistance than families can provide. Commonly they choose assistance of Northwest Home Care, Inc. where professional homecare is available.
Home Care Senior Survey
Take this test to assess a senior's need for in-home care
The following checklist can help you to decide if your loved one is capable of living independently and to define his or her needs for in-home eldercare. Also consider how many of the following activities require you to help the senior yourself. In-home senior care doesn't just assist seniors; it brings respite and peace of mind to their families, too.
Take this care needs test
Do you have an aging spouse, parent, other relative or friend who needs help with...
- Remembering to take medications?
- Dressing and undressing?
- Driving or using public transportation?
- Shopping for groceries and clothing?
- Preparing healthy, regular meals?
- Taking a bath or shower?
- Getting in and out of bed?
- Having social interaction and companionship?
- Using the bathroom?
- Doing laundry or light housekeeping?
- Remaining active and interested in life and hobbies?
- Walking, climbing stairs and getting around the house easily?
- Practicing prescribed physical therapy exercises?
If you can answer "yes" to any of the above, click here to arrange a FREE, no obligation consultation!