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Horizon Senior Services

Wondering if your loved one needs home care?  Not sure where to start?  Try our quick checklist to receive a phone call from one of our Care Managers.

It is well known that we would all prefer to recover from any illness or surgical procedure at home.  It can be very overwhelming for seniors to care for themselves when recovering from surgery, experiencing declining health issues or has limitations without a caregiver.

In today’s world, it sometimes can be difficult for adult children to juggle their careers, family and parents with disabilities.  When this occurs, we can send a trained caregiver to help. It has been proven that when a senior has a Caregiver assist them upon hospital discharge, it reduces the risk of being readmitted to the hospital more frequently.

Caregivers can help with tasks such as:

  • Preparing nutritious meals
  • Taking vitals
  • Medication reminders
  • Glucose monitoring for diabetics
  • Assist with bathing/showers
  • Assist with dressing, grooming and oral hygiene
  • Incontinent care
  • Transferring to and from wheelchair safely
  • Exercise and range of motion
  • Activities that include mental stimulation (reading, playing games, arts and crafts, music etc)
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Grocery shopping

Medical experts confirm when possible, aging in place at home is a better choice. Seniors are more comfortable at home and in their own surroundings.

According to the National Institutes on Health, Caregivers' risk for experiencing depression is 30 times greater than that of non-caregivers, particularly among those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

In an effort to provide the best possible care for a family member or friend, caregivers often sacrifice their own physical and emotional needs and the emotional and physical experiences involved with providing care can strain even the most capable person. We understand and are here to help.

Choosing home care services is an important decision. In some cases, a doctor or case manager at a hospital will recommend certain services you can receive in your home after an illness, injury or surgery, which can help make your decision easier.

But in other cases, the need for home care develops gradually. So how can you tell if you or a loved one needs help at home? 

On Line Assessment: Caregiver in Anaheim

When is Home Care Needed?