Different Options For Elder Care

Different Options For Elder Care

Elder care is for senior citizens who cannot manage their daily activities alone. Some have family members with the time and energy to help, while others don’t. Not being as spry as they used to be, they often need a caretaker to help them out. Following are the main options for elder citizens to choose from.

Senior communities

For elders who are generally mobile or self sufficient, or can be, there are communities where they can live close to people their own age. This allows the senior to live fairly independently, but the staff, including the health care workers, would give assistance with carrying out a few of the senior’s needs. Senior communities include clubs, game rooms, social rooms, and facilities for swimming. This is basically good hostelling for elder people.

Nursing homes

These are the most secure and comfortable option for seniors, with medical care given through the day. This is ideal elder care if the person does not need hospitalization, and does not want care at home. In most nursing homes, older people get specialized care 24 hours a day. This is often the best care option when personal and medical care is required. If the nursing home is in a remote location, it is called a care unit.

Home care

This is the most preferred option for elder care. The older person gets to stay in the familiar comfort of their home while being cared for by a visiting or resident caretaker. They feel at place within the same surroundings, and do not have to adjust to change which might be depressing for some. Home care organizations can be contracted to send authorized and qualified personnel to care for your elder. A little research will let you find the best caretakers for your loved one.

You need not worry about not being there for your aged relative. For the times you cannot be present, you can pay for an elder care professional who shows up and helps them out with their activates, as well as some light housekeeping and meal preparation, depending on the need. This is the most commonly preferred care option among aged adults as well as their younger relatives. This minimizes upheaval in the life of either party, and lets everyone lead a happy, independent life.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.
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