Elder care is a vast field and includes varied services like assisted living, nursing care, adult daycare and home care. Although old age itself is no reason to consider Elder care, it is the varied physical disabilities and diseases that lead a person to contemplate on availing elder care services. A large number of senior citizens still live with their family and their care is jointly undertaken by family members. However, in today’s situation, there are cases when most family members work and are unable to give proper attention and care to their ailing seniors and as such seek for reliable and efficient eldercare programs.
Eldercare is specialized care that is designed to meet the needs and requirements of the senior citizens at various stages of life. It’s a broad term that encompasses everything from assisted living and nursing care to home care and hospice care . It is a comprehensive and unique preventive/therapeutic solution for the senior population of the country.
Elder care often becomes necessary when the elder starts experiencing difficulty with activities of daily living, both independently and safely. Daily activities may include cleaning, cooking, dressing, bathing, driving, taking medicines etc.
Elder Care is mostly needed when there is gradual decline of an elder’s health with growing age, but it may also arise in emergency cases. For example elder one in your family is recovering from a broken joint or recently had a heart stroke and is still going through the cognitive and physical after effects