The National Institute on Aging provides tips on long-term care:
"Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.
Long-term care is provided in different places by different caregivers, depending on a person’s needs. Most long-term care is provided at home by unpaid family members and friends. It can also be given in a facility, such as a nursing home, or in the community, such as in an adult day care center."
Examples of long-term care include:
Help with bathing, using the toilet, eating, and moving around
Transportation and meal services
Physical, occupational, or speech therapy
For more information go to the full article here.
5 Star Concierge personal assistants provide short-term or long-term non-medical services to our clients and their families. We have a two-hour minimum. Insurance does not cover our types of services but are very important aspects of a person's sense of wellbeing and independence for as long as possible. Here is a sampling of the kinds of care we provide, but not limited to:
Arrange and coordinate medical services in the home, including hospice
Be a second set of eyes and ears a medical and dental appointments
Arrange a home safety assessment
Check in on loved one for peace of mind
Arrange/provide support after a medical or surgical procedure
Work with therapies prescribed to be a workout buddy
Get a milkshake, visit the library, visit parks and museums...
Play games, and puzzles
Help with Hobbies
Assist with meal prep
Go on scenic drives
Be a walking partner
Provide communication with family, as requested
Grocery shopping for or with client
Mailing and package services
Pet to the vet
Holiday shopping/gift wrapping
Dry Cleaning/Shoe Repair, etc
Scheduling maintenance such as: HVAC, landscaping/lawn care, home-one smoke/CO2 detectors, etc
Household repairs/renovation oversight
Calendar management including: medical appointments, physical therapy, hair/nail/ foot care, etc
Assistance with bill paying
Waiting for the repairman or for appliance installation, etc.
Simple tech support
Arrange fiduciary and respite services
Accompany you or your loved one to fitness/yoga/swimming classes or walks in the park
Accompany your loved one to social events at places like the Shedd, the Hult Center, or to classes/events at senior centers, etc
Organizing, Downsizing, and Moving Services:
Organize closets, the office, pantry, or garage
Packing and unpacking
Estate management, sorting, estate sales, and clean-up
Handling the donation of items
If you have a need, but don't see it here please contact us for a free consultation. We are here to help and will work with you to create a customized plan that suits your specific needs and your budget. Call us at 541-816-1730.