Andelcare Home Care of Seattle WA: Celebrates National Home Care Month
Approximately 12 million Americans receive in-home care from home care providers every year.
Home Care, (also referred to as domiciliary care or social care), is health care or supportive care provided in the patient’s home by healthcare professionals (often referred to as home health care or formal care. Often, the term home care is used to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, as opposed to home health care that is provided by licensed personnel.
In their honor, Andelcare Home Care in Seattle WA joins the National Association for Home Care Hospice in celebrating November as National Home Care Month with the theme: “Because There Is No Place Like Home”.
Families worldwide know this famous line from “The Wizard of Oz”.
Millions of people feel like Dorothy did, wanting to stay in their own homes, especially if they’re aged, disabled, or ill and in a hospital or nursing home.
Seniors don’t need those famous “Ruby Slippers” that Dorothy wore, they just need a little extra help around the house. Whether seniors need a nurse or therapist a few times a week or a caregiver for a few hours a month or 24 hours a day, home care keeps people safe and healthy in their own homes.
The benefits of home care is becoming more evident as the baby boomers age. Moving into a nursing home is one of their greatest fears, and there’s a good chance they won’t accept this fate. The boomers marched for civil rights. They rallied against the Vietnam War. They protested the draft and they are still breaking the rules. Most boomers want to remain in their own home as they age gracefully and remain a part of their community.
Through modern technology, home health care has grown far beyond basic care. Today’s home health agency offers a wealth of nursing, therapy, dietary, lab, monitoring devices, telehealth, medical supplies and equipment, and personal care.
If you would like more information about how Andelcare can help you and your family with home care in Seattle WA or the surrounding area, call our caregivers at 888-788-3051. We provide companionship, homemaking and personal home care services for many seniors, veterans and disabled in our community.