When a loved one is sick, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options available to provide family-centered personal healthcare. As a family-owned primary and specialty care practice, JenCare Richmond provides quality care to all patients, and they are capable of helping you figure out the best option available for your loved one. The compassionate doctors there go above and beyond to make sure that seniors receive well-coordinated individual care. When the care of your loved one becomes too much for your family to handle on their own, your family has more options available to them than just hospice or expensive hospital care.
Assisted living is one of these options. It gives your loved one the chance to retain their freedom and continue to live the life that they want while receiving the care that they need. This option is best if they need someone to assist them with things like taking medications and assistance with daily living but want to retain some independence. Your senior will be able to live in their own private apartment, but they will have staff constantly available to them for their additional safety and your peace of mind. Many of these communities also offer social and wellness programs that will keep your loved one busy. Additionally, some of these communities also have special Alzheimer’s units.
Nursing homes can provide your loved one with constant skilled nursing. They can be used as an intermediary between hospital care and a return to their own home for short-term rehabilitation stays as your senior recovers from an illness or an injury. Nursing homes can also be used for long-term care when residents have more chronic medical needs that can’t be met in their own home. Many of these homes feature shared rooms, a common dining area, and activities so your loved one will always be able to interact with those around them.
Home care will allow your senior to remain in their own home while receiving all the assistance they need to retain their independence. However, they can get assistance with tasks that the family cannot help them with such as bathing, preparing meals, or transportation.
JenCare Richmond is available and willing to help you figure out which care option would work best for your senior.