Older care recipients cr need a wide array of services for their care needs each person’s needs may vary but the following is a list…

Try: Older care recipients cr need a wide array of services for their care needs each person’s needs may vary but the following is a list of possible care services that caregivers will encounter adult day care a program of medical and social services including socialization activities and supervision provided in an outpatient setting case management client assessment identification and coordination of community resources and follow-up monitoring of client adjustment and service provision chore services household repairs yard work errands congregate meals meals provided in a group setting for people who may benefit both from the nutritionally sound meal and from social educational and recreational services provided at the setting home-delivered meals meals delivered to the home for individuals who are unable to shop or cook for themselves home health aide services assistance with home-related tasks such as medications exercises and personal care homemaker services household services such as cooking cleaning laundry and shopping and escort service to accompany patients to medical appointments and elsewhere hospice services medical nursing and social services to provide support and alleviate suffering for dying persons and their families legal services assistance with legal matters such as advance directives guardianship power of attorney and transfer of assets mental health services psychosocial assessment and individual and group counseling to address psychological and emotional problems of patients and families occupational therapy treatment to improve functional abilities; provided by an occupational therapist paid companion sitter an individual who comes to the home to provide supervision personal care and socialization during the absence of the primary caregiver patient assessment evaluation of the indivdiual’s physical mental and emotional status behavior and social supports personal care assistance with basic self-care activities such as bathing dressing getting out of bed eating and using the bathroom personal emergency response systems telephone-based systems to alert others that an individual who is alone is experiencing an emergency and needs assistance physical therapy rehabilitative treatment provided by a physical therapist physician services diagnosis and ongoing medical care including prescribing medications and treating intercurrent illness protective services social and law enforcement services to prevent eliminate or remedy the effects of physical and emotional abuse or neglect recreational services physical exercise art and music therapy parties celebrations and other social and recreational activities respite care short-term in- or out-patient services intended to provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver skilled nursing medically oriented care provided by a licensed nurse including monitoring acute and unstable medical conditions; assessing care needs; supervising medications tube and intravenous feeding and personal care services; and treating bedsores and other conditions speech therapy treatment to improve or restore speech; provided by a speech therapist supervision monitoring an individual’s whereabouts to ensure his or her safety transportation transporting people to medical appointments community facilities and elsewhere information references adapted from the 36-hour day mace n l & robins p v 1999

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Categories: Caregiver Needs&Support, Maintenance, Medical Physical

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Keywords: Caregiving assistance services

*This information is listed as a Fact Sheet and is not explicitly medically licensed

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