services for the aged - Harmony Guest Home

A Must Know – Types of Services for the Aged

Deciding which eldercare is best for your loved one?

We all know that elders require special care in order for them to continue living a quality life. First and foremost, we should know that assessing their needs is an important aspect in figuring out what care arrangements should be pursued. Here, we are going to list the available services for the aged that will be useful when you are selecting the best senior care for your loved one.

Types of available services for the aged: services for the aged - Harmony Guest Home

Family Provided and In-Home Care
From the name itself, this type of eldercare happens at home either thru the help of family members or thru in-home workers. In-home workers can be housekeepers who helps in basic household tasks (laundry, cleaning, running errands) or health aides who helps in personal care, medication administration, therapy and other medical needs.

Adult Day Programs
This type of senior care is for elders who do not require round-the-clock care as it is only rendered during daytime hours. Here, seniors get to participate in structured social and personal activities. Moreover, it offers basic medical and therapy services to fulfill elders’ health needs.

Independent Living Facilities
Here, your aging loved ones have the opportunity to rent or purchase and apartment/condominium within an area where recreational and social activities are being offered. Although residents in these communities are living independently, they get to feel belongingness thru living closely and interacting with people of similar circumstances. This way, social isolation and depression in seniors are prevented.

Assisted Living Facilities
This is often referred to as residential care or adult foster care facilities. Here, comprehensive help with activities of daily living (bathing, eating, grooming) with basic health services are being offered to residents. Services are rendered while encouraging the right amount of independence depending on the resident’s capability. Aging adults occupy their own unit/apartment within the facility from which they have the freedom to come and go as necessary.

Nursing Homes
This type of eldercare is for seniors who need 24/7 care. Here, care is provided by licensed health professionals, including registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), nurses’ aides and several therapists.

Memory Care Facilities
This is for seniors with mild to severe cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s, dementia). Facilities render activities specifically designed for improving one’s memory and promoting quality of life despite cognitive loss.

A Residential Care Facility with Memory Care

With all these available services for the aged, you will have to take into consideration the present and future needs of your loved one. Harmony Guest Home is a residential care community for seniors in Hillsboro, Oregon with Memory Care Endorsement that has been caring for Oregonians since 1993. Come and visit our facility to get to know more about our services and staff. You can also talk to us through 503-648-3413 |

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