The Need For Non-Medical In-Home Care

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Imagine for a moment the following situation: Your 75-year-old mother has fallen and broken her hip. After leaving the hospital, who is going to be there to help her through recovery? She lives alone and needs help around the clock until she gets back on her feet, but you live out of town. This is just one of the many scenarios in which the need for non-medical in-home care comes into the picture.

Non-medical in-home care services can benefit seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions, and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a caregiver help in their home. The overall goal is to provide effective, appropriate and cost-effective assistance to individuals enabling them to maintain their independence, comfort and security.

In recent years, the level of care required by home care users has increased and is likely to continue to do so in the foreseeable future. The main cause of the increase is due to aging baby boomers — those 76 million Americans, including over 1.5 million Arizonans, born between 1946 and 1964 who are fast approaching retirement. The number of individuals who elect to remain in their homes rather than move to a retirement center continues to grow.

Many individuals and their families choose in-home care out of a desire for a higher quality of life and independence. These individuals hire in-home care to provide a range of assistance for their loved ones such as bathing, dressing, grooming or feeding. The in-home care worker can also assist with daily chores such as shopping, meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping and companionship.

The Caring Presence provides non-medical in-home care for its clients in many areas of Arizona. Services offered include meal preparation, homemaking, personal care, incidental transportation and companionship. Using an in-home care provider allows the client to continue living as much of a normal life as they can, while putting their families at ease.

With 23 years of experience, The Caring Presence takes the worry out of arranging for home care. Caregivers employed by the agency are bonded, insured, certified in CPR and First Aid, TB tested, have obtained Fingerprint Clearance cards and have cleared a background check. The agency does the bookwork, provides the supervision and discipline, carries the insurance and ensures that all shifts are covered.

The family always has been and still is the major provider of long-term care. This heavy burden should not be faced alone, and many caregivers need guidance, support and skills to manage the sometimes complex care. The quality of care your loved one receives is a joint effort between you and the care agency.

Whether your mother suffers from a broken hip or you or another family member needs assistance, it’s comforting to know you can turn to a qualified non-medical in-home care provider. As the population continues to age, the need for non-medical in-home care will continue to grow. Choosing the right care will give your loved ones the quality of life they deserve.

The Caring Presence values the confidence that our clients and their families have entrusted to us. Please call Tedi Flake at (928) 468-0600 to learn how our services will go “beyond expectations”.

Article contributed by The Caring Presence

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