If you or a loved one are struggling with activities of daily living, it might be time to consider in home care. Whether you or your loved one is recovering from surgery or contending with a new long-term health need, Careage offers services to help you maintain your autonomy while receiving personalized, professional care.
What Are Activities of Daily Living?
Activities of daily living, or ADLs, is a health care term to describe daily personal care activities. The basics include eating, bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and walking or moving around. When you’re researching in-home care options, it’s important to dig in and assess your or your loved one’s daily needs to determine the best fit.
A person needs to have the ability to perform ADL tasks themselves, and if they can’t, it might be time to consider in-home care or a senior living community.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
There are additional instrumental activities of daily living, or IADLs, that include thinking and organizational skills like cleaning, cooking, managing money or medications, and transportation. If you or a loved one is having difficulty navigating IADLs, meal delivery services or hiring a housekeeper might be an easy solution. It’s important to assess physical health, mental health, and overall happiness before deciding what service or option is best suited.
Is In-Home Care Right for Me?
In-home care is a great way to remain in the comfort of your own home while receiving treatment. If you’re having difficulty with ADLs due to a surgery, an accident, or a health change, Careage Home Health can help with that. The goal is always to get our patients functioning at their highest possible level. We offer skilled nursing, physical therapy, medical condition management, and speech therapy. Whether it’s a short-term need or a long-term health plan, in-home care can help you get back to being able to manage your ADLs or fill in the gaps where needed.
If you’ve been considering if it’s time to transition to a senior living community, check out our in home health care options near you. Choose what keeps you healthiest and happiest at Careage.