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What services can help my elderly loved one live safely at home?

Shelley Webb
Nursing
Fortunately, there are many options available to family caregivers that will enable them to help their aging family members stay safely in their homes as long as possible. Among the types of medical and non-medical services currently available are:
  • Adult day care/respite care
  • Bill payment/household financial management
  • Companion services
  • Geriatric assessment and care management
  • Home monitoring
  • Homemaker services
  • House cleaning
  • Hospice services
  • Live-in home care
  • Meal preparation and/or delivery
  • Occupational services
  • On-line coordination of care centers
  • Personal care
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation (non-emergency or non-medical)
  • Home health care - nursing

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