With so many baby boomers in their 60s today, the home health care industry is on the rise. Many seniors are unable to live fully independent lives. Some have disabilities or diseases that limit their ability to get around or care for themselves. In-home care has been around since the 1880s, and today, millions of Americans receive care at home.
Comfort and Dignity Through Old Age
If we’re lucky, each of us will live a long and healthy life. That said, aging catches up to all of us eventually, and as we age, we are more likely to suffer from various medical conditions. Loved ones have to figure out what to do to help elderly family members who are no longer able to be self-sufficient.
Putting parents or grandparents in what have colloquially been known as “old folks homes” has somewhat of a stigma attached to it. When you think about yourself in your twilight years, you would probably hope there’d be some way for you to be able to stay in your home where you’re comfortable and in familiar surroundings.
A Variety of Home Care Services
Home health care is quite a broad term and covers a variety of types of services. The following are a few of these services:
- Nursing Services
- Medical Social Workers
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Medical Supplies or Equipment
- Nutritional Services
The above are just a few of the medical services that are increasingly being brought to people in their homes. All of these services, you won’t be surprised to hear, create plenty of opportunity for jobs since someone has to go out to the homes of these elderly and deliver this medical care or equipment or supplies. In fact, the senior care industry is worth over $300 billion, and this will only be increasing over the next few years.
Granted, this $300 billion figure is for senior care overall, but in-home care alone totaled around $100 billion in 2018. This is creating an opportunity for home health care providers while also helping our parents and grandparents, and ourselves someday, live with dignity through their old age.
Non-Medical Home Care Services
While in-home medical care is on the rise, there is also a complementary increase in services to help seniors with tasks they can no longer do because of age, infirmity or some medical condition. In other words, there may be a nursing service that comes in and actually delivers medical care, but there’s also a market for more basic home-care services to do those things that they no longer can because of their condition.
Home Care in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
At Home To Stay Health Care, we routinely meet the goal of delivering quality in-home services for seniors throughout Cherry Hill and the surrounding area in Southern New Jersey. We are a non-medical home care company that provides an array of services that will help your elderly loved ones stay at home by meeting those needs they no longer can.
We provide personal care services such as assistance with bathing, dressing and helping move them from bed to chair and vice versa. Our homemaking service includes tasks such as light housekeeping and laundry, basic meal preparation and companionship. Our live-in home care will give you the peace of mind of knowing someone is always with your loved one. Last but definitely not least, our Alzheimers care is second to none. We are one of the only certified providers of the proven AlzBetter Program for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in our area – whether you’re looking for in-home senior care services in Deptford NJ or other southern NJ towns.
We are here to help as little or as much as you need us. We can take complete care of the elderly, or we can lend assistance when you need some time off from your caregiver responsibilities. If your parent or grandparent can no longer make it on their own because of illness, infirmity or disability, we’ll step in to help them handle those tasks that we all take for granted and help them live at home with dignity and respect through their twilight years.