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Planning Ahead for Your Senior Relative’s in-Home Care

By: Integrity Home Care + Hospice

Declining health is a natural part of the aging process. As people age, they are more likely to experience health-related issues that make it challenging to care for themselves. Some seniors need assistance from family members or qualified in-home professionals. In-home care can help seniors live comfortably in their homes for longer. 

Here at Integrity Home Care and Hospice we know it’s painful to think about your loved one losing their autonomy, but planning for their needs with proper in-home care can ultimately make their lives easier. Read on to learn more about age-related care issues and how in-home care can benefit your senior relative. 

 Common  Senior Citizen Health Conditions

Based on the National Council on Aging research, 92 percent of seniors have at least one chronic disease, and 77 percent have at least two. Common health conditions for seniors aged 60 and older include: 

  • Hearing loss
  • Cognitive decline
  • Limited mobility 
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Heart disease 
  • Osteoporosis (bone loss)
  • Poor eyesight 
  • Cancer

These health conditions can make it difficult for seniors to care for themselves. In-home care can help. By proactively planning for your loved one’s in-home care, you can help them live at home and stay healthy for longer. Integrity offers tailored plans to suit your loved one’s needs for as long as necessary. We provide in-home care services in Springfield, MO, and our surrounding locations. 

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How to Plan for In-Home Care for Your Senior Relative

  • Start the Discussion: Ideally, you want to discuss possible in-home care before it becomes necessary. This will allow you and your senior relative to create a plan that you both feel comfortable with.  
  • Make The Necessary Changes to the Home: Based on the state of your senior relative’s health, look into necessary home renovations. Wheelchair accessibility, slip and fall precautions, and accident proofing offer maximized protection.
  • Budget for Costs: Develop a budget for your senior relative’s healthcare costs to understand plans, coverage, and the extent of cost. There are many ways to pay for in-home care, including private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, tax and grant programs, and more.

Integrity Provides the in-Home Care Your Loved One Deserves 

At Integrity, we understand your loved one means everything to you. Our team of healthcare professionals has dedicated their lives to providing premium care for seniors. Not only do we supply high-quality care, but we also deliver compassion. Contact us online to learn more about how our services can benefit your family.

A senior citizen receives in-home care from a medical professional