General home care
General home care includes non-medical care like helping them with daily activities, encouraging and motivating them, taking care of their diet and medicines. In short, you help them meet their daily needs. In general home care, you look after the person and help him/her with utmost love and care.
Recovery care requires extra efforts as the senior person is likely recovering from surgery, treatment, or injury. Healing is a long process and till that time, you have to be with them to help with whatever is required. Recovery care is temporary as compared to others as you have to deal with a person until he/she recovers.
In case, you are looking after a senior person who is injured or underwent surgery, remember, it’s just temporary. All it requires is your efforts that can speed up the recovery.
Skilled nursing care
Skilled nursing care or home health care is when you hire a nurse temporarily to provide a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. This includes changing bandages, wound dressings, intravenous treatments, and other complex nursing facilities.
Alternative care, as said earlier, is providing care to seniors outside the home.
The following are the types of alternative care:
Senior living is not entirely alternative care. In senior living, elderly people who just want to let go of the responsibilities of living independently move into a senior housing community.
It is a form of an institution designed for senior people. Such living arrangements don’t have the types of services like home care but have a few services that make their life easier.
Respite care is an emergency or planned temporary care for both adults and children. Just like home care, in respite care, senior people are provided with nursing and assisted living facilities.
Private nursing care
Some aged people in senior living may require extra help than the staff can provide or want a caregiver or nursing staff who will give them personal care.
In such a scenario, they are given access to a home care agency or facility that helps them find and arrange for private nursing care.