Your Home Care Options In Norfolk, VA
Home care is available to seniors and people living with disabilities in the Norfolk area of Virginia, but which type of home care is right for you?
How Home Care Helps Elderly Virginians
Home care helps those who can’t really manage their own lives. It also helps those who can take care of themselves, but who could still benefit from a little extra help. Always Best Care of Norfolk offers home care. Our home caregivers visit clients in their own Norfolk-area homes and offer a variety of care services. They can visit weekly, semi-weekly, daily, twice a day, or at any time period you need. The alternative to home care is to move into a long-term care center.
There are several of these centers in and around Norfolk. Always Best Care of Norfolk offers assisted living placement consultations to help seniors and their families choose the best assisted living communities for them. Many assisted living residents enjoy their lives in their communities. They are healthy and have great social lives. But the truth is that these communities aren’t for everybody. Some seniors don’t want to move out, they want to stay in their own Norfolk homes. This allows them to age in place in comfortable surroundings with all the privacy they want.
Types Of Home Care
At Always Best Care of Norfolk, we classify our home care services into three categories. These are:
One of the major challenges to elderly Virginians is emotional in nature. Many seniors don’t have many friends or family with whom they can visit nearby. They live their lives in a type of quasi-isolation. And while this is often hardest on seniors who live alone, even couples can become isolated together. Many seniors suffer from profound loneliness and depression. Companion caregivers can help by visiting seniors in their Norfolk-area homes, conversing with them, helping them with correspondence, and monitoring their mental health.
Home Helper Services
Sometimes seniors have more pragmatic challenges. For many elderly Virginians, the most difficult part of their lives is trying to maintain their Norfolk-area homes. Home helper caregivers help seniors with household chores such as mopping and vacuuming, as well as errands.
Personal caregivers help their clients with the activities of daily living. These are everyday acts of self care. Elderly people often find it difficult to prepare and eat meals, to bathe and groom themselves, to get around their Norfolk-area homes, and to use the toilet. Personal caregivers help with all these tasks and more.