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Elderly services is a term that is as vague as it is self-explanatory. While it can include any form of services and assistance for the elderly population, many specific companies, non-profits, and governmental agencies market their services as elderly services, even if they only operate as an adult day care center, financial services, or public assistance programs, respectively. Maybe you're looking for a specific service, or maybe you're looking for a more comprehensive overhaul of a loved one's living arrangement and an improved quality of life overall. What follows is a list of elderly services provided by ServiceMagic-approved businesses, professionals, and contractors. Take a look at these services, then let us know what you're looking for, and we'll go to work for you using our unique and free online referral service.
- Elderly In-Home Care: This is an increasingly popular option for elderly populations who need only part-time help or who have the financial resources to hire round-the-clock caregivers. What type of in-home care you need will likely determine how difficult and expensive it is to find and hire a staff. It's generally not too tough to find an attendant to help with a basic daily routine, but licensed medical care is in high-demand and very expensive over the long-run.
- Home Repair, Maintenance, and Maid Services: Once proud DIYers may find it difficult to farm out basic home repairs and maintenance that they used to tackle themselves. Indeed, even if your mobility is not yet appreciably restricted, it's never too early to start thinking about taking it easy. Repetitive motions such as house painting and yard work, among other home projects, can wreak havoc on your back and joints. Don't hesitate to hire a handyman if there's any question in your mind. And if you're worried about becoming inactive, go for a walk or do some light and rejuvenating calisthenics, while a younger generation handles the more grueling tasks.
- Senior/Disability Remodeling and Planning: While we're on the topic of home improvement, maybe you need is a disability remodeling and planning. There is a considerable list of potential projects, big and small, which can create greater access and utility in your home, such as rocker light switches, entry ramps, bathroom remodeling, chair lifts, residential elevators, and home automation systems. Often, it's wise to devise a comprehensive aging-in-place remodeling plan that can be gradually and cost-effectively implemented over time.
- Personal Emergency Response Systems: These systems are better for some seniors than others. If you've retained your cognitive abilities but are at serious risk of a heart attack or stroke, even a loss of balance that can leave you stranded in the middle of the floor, these systems are a good idea. Seniors with dementia may know to activate these systems when they need them most. You've probably seen advertisements on TV, but our online referral system will give you a more objective evaluation of different companies and systems, rather than marketing gimmicks and promotions that may be misleading.
- Adult Day Care Center: These centers provide much needed respites for primary caregivers, or enable these caregivers to hold down a day job to provide financial assistance. But the best adult day care centers also provide a positive environment for seniors to socialize and maintain a higher quality of life. That said, there is a wide range for both costs and quality for these centers, so you need to pay all due diligence when choosing a center for your loved one.
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Again, elderly services are liable to mean different things to different people. There are many more than just those listed above, but if any of these services speak to your needs, we can help you find local professionals to deliver on these services. All you need to do is take a minute to submit a free, online request to let us know what you're looking for. More than an online directory, we put each and every professional in our database through a rigorous screening process to ensure we're only connecting you with serious, reliable professionals. Our system of customer ratings and reviews allows you to see what other people in your area thought about the elderly services provided by individual companies, contractors, and other professionals. So go ahead and submit your free request today.
The changes and challenges of aging can feel overwhelming, to seniors and their loved ones alike. Thankfully, a host of additional elderly services are out there, enough to meet almost any need. All you need to know is where to look.
Elderly Housing Services
Housing option that offers personal care, meals, and housekeeping for seniors who need help with some activities of daily living, like dressing, getting in and out of bed, toileting, etc. Not suited for seniors with daily medical care needs.
Independent living:Residential senior communities for individuals who can live on their own, but prefer to live in the company of their peers. Services vary, but some independent living communities offer housekeeping services, and others feature extensive social programming.
Nursing home: Housing facility that attends to seniors' personal and medical care. Some nursing homes accept Medicaid.
Alzheimer's care: Look for specialized Alzheimer's care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, some of which have designated floors or wings for dementia patients. Freestanding memory care centers also exist.
Elderly In-home Care & Services
For a monthly or yearly subscription fee, a concierge service will do the legwork to connect seniors to needed services. Such services can range from transportation to handyman work to visits from a personal trainer or physical therapist. Ideal for seniors who want to remain at home and don't need daily personal care.
Medical homecare: Nurses make house calls for seniors who need medical services such as wound care, hospital discharge follow-up, or home kidney dialysis. Often used by seniors recovering from an illness or operation who don't want to recuperate in a nursing home. Physical and occupational therapists can also make house calls.
Non-medical homecare: Service providers can see to personal care, housekeeping, and companionship needs. Comparable to the services provided at an assisted living facility. This elderly service can be hired for anywhere from a few hours a week to full-time; full-time generally costs more than assisted living would.
Respite care: Homecare providers can be hired to give family caretakers a break.
Other Elderly Services
Adult day care:
These centers offer a place for seniors to gather for social and recreational programming. Most adult day cares serve nutritious meals and/or snacks, and some even offer therapy services.
Community services: Many communities offer elderly services like Meals on Wheels or transportation services. Check with your local government for more information.
Long-term care insurance: An insurance policy designed to cover the costs of senior care. Typical policies over coverage for assisted living costs, nursing home fees, as well as some homecare. Often purchased by individuals, but sometimes subsidized by employers.