What is Elderly Care?
Elderly care is sometimes referred to as senior care. This care is specialized with the intention of meeting the needs of seniors, no matter what stage they are in currently. This type of care may include assisted living, nursing care, home care, and adult daycare. This level of care is not necessarily needed for someone just because they are aging. Each person has different needs during different portions of their lives. Elderly care is needed when the individual is beginning to have problems caring for their own needs. These needs may include cleaning, shopping, medication, driving, or dressing.
When an individual is declining and no longer able to care for their own needs, it may be time to consider assisted living. As health declines, the individual’s conditions may change quickly, and assisted living communities are able to change the care provided as the needs of the individual change. The individual may have a specific need. For example, the individual may physically be able but has cognitive difficulties due to dementia. The reverse could also be true as an individual may be cognitively sharp but may have physical problems. An assisted living community should meet the needs of an individual, no matter what they are.