The transition from the hospital setting to the familiarity of home can be effectively managed to reduce the chances of re-hospitalization. As a family caregiver, this period of time may be challenging. Fortunately, the transition back to the comforts of home from the stress of the hospital can be a smooth one when you carefully tend to these important factors.
More and more people choose to age in place today, but as they age they sometimes need help. Why not give them a home safety makeover as a holiday gift?
There are many different types of home care, each of which has varying costs and may provide an elder with multiple levels of support. Your loved one may need one type of care or a combination, depending on their health concerns and the availability of other family members to assist them with day-to-day activities.
Aging in place describes the desire to live in your own home in later life, as long as you are able. Remaining in your own home may involve social support and care services to help you live safely and independently. Ensuring your living environment has been adapted to your abilities — including necessary home modifications — is key to aging in place successfully.