Elder care involves nearly every aspect of life. As a caregiver, you may be called upon to support a senior’s medical, legal, social, psychological, daily living and personal care needs. And even at the best home health or care facility program, caregivers are never given enough preparation for the job.
These challenges can feel overwhelming, especially when there is a problem or conflict within the family. Those who provide senior caregiving and health services have varied skills, training and background and include counselors and healthcare professionals. The services can cover the entire spectrum of needs for both elders and their caregivers. A representative list of services might include the following:
* Clinical interview
* Skilled nursing
* Development of care plan
* Treatment recommendations for treatment
* Medication management
* Health professional consultations
* Conflict mediation
* Home health care
* Referral for legal documents such as health care and attorney proxies
* Housekeeping services
To sum it up, senior health services understand what caregivers and clients are up against. These owners and management work to promote successful caregiving and the well-being and independence of elders.