What Services Do Seniors Need Most?
Services that seniors need most involve:
- Health care and medication management
- Personal care
- Mobility and transportation
Health Care & Medication Management
Many seniors have chronic illnesses or injuries that require ongoing treatment and long-term care. Your aging family member may decide to age at home and receive home health care. This service involves medical care at home for an illness or injury.
Also, many aging persons need assistance with their medications (to ensure they take the proper medication or take medications on time).
Senior citizens often require assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc. A family member, caregiver, or home health aide can help with these activities of daily living.
We all need proper nutrition to stay healthy and well. Healthy meals can be prepared weekly, so it is easier for an aging adult or their caregiver to heat them every day.
Mobility and transportation are essential to the elderly, so they might need a caregiver to adjust their wheelchair or motorized mobility chair or take them to medical appointments, grocery store, pharmacy, etc.