The elderly who typically occupy a nursing home are those who are too frail or sick to be alone and may also require more attention than what friends and family can provide. Although it’s always more ideal to stay at home, in certain cases a medical professional on hand is required.
In the case that a medical professional is required to be on hand, there are alternatives to being in a nursing home which allow the elderly to remain at home. Respite care is a great solution for short term, in-home, medical care for seniors who require medical attention during a recovery. For longer time frames, in-home senior care is also available in most areas where a medical professional can come to the residence on an hourly or daily basis to provide necessary care.
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Some elderly don’t actually require skilled care, or only require care for a short period of time during a recovery. If you or a loved one only requires help with daily tasks, like cooking or cleaning, there are many options available to provide help, such as the following:
- Meals on Wheels Program
- Senior Community Services
- Adult Day Care
- Elder Companions
The above services and programs allow the elderly to live at home while receiving assistance with the basic day-to-day tasks and activities.
Alternative Facilities To Nursing Homes
Although typically not preferred by seniors, there are also other living facilities which allow a little more room to breath and aren’t as crowded and restrictive as a nursing home. The following are alternative senior living facilities:
- Assisted Living
- Board & Care Homes
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
While these options are preferred over a nursing home, they do not provide extensive medical care or attention which some seniors require. If you or a loved one only requires basic care, then these options are available and typically provide a more comfortable living area.
Again, most seniors prefer to live at home when all possible and therefore it is generally recommended to refer to a local in-home senior care service. Many in-home senior care companies also provide 24 hour live-in caregivers if they are needed.
Alternatives To Nursing Homes In Phoenix, Arizona
If you or a loved one is located in Phoenix, Arizona, most of the above options are available alternatives to nursing homes in Phoenix. If you’d like to learn more about in-home senior care in Phoenix, please contact our homecare assistance team.