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Home care services provide an alternative to nursing home care for the elderly. But they are not used exclusively by seniors. Anyone with a medical condition that requires nursing care can benefit from receiving medical assistance at home. The task of hiring a nurse or medical caregiver to tend to the needs of a loved one or relative can be difficult. However, these companions also provide a much-needed respite for other members of the family. Here are some terms to help understand the options available.

  • Private Nurse – Anyone who has passed the professional qualifications required for nursing, but is not attached to an institution such as a hospital. A private nurse can provide health care assistance to seniors or the disabled in their home on a fee-for-service basis. Their services may include therapy, preparation of meals with dietary restrictions, medical examinations, making sure medication is taken, and personal support and assistance.
  • Caregiver – A professional caregiver may perform many of the same duties as a private nurse, but may not have the medical qualifications of a nurse or doctor.
  • Home Hospice – Hospice care refers to the treatment given to a patient in the final stages of a terminal illness. To make a patient more comfortable, and as a respite from costly institutional health care bills, some families opt for a home hospice arrangement.
  • Assisted Living – A facility such as a nursing home that provides care to individuals based on their needs. The most common services provided are nursing, housekeeping and meals.
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    Caring Senior Service
    Waxahachie, TX 75165
    Providing home care solutions for the elderly. Our mission is to provide affordable, non-medical services and safety care technologies that give you the control you need to live healthy, happy and at home.
    (972) 268-6389
    McLennan County
    212 N 7th St, Waco, TX 76701
    We provide a range of government services for veterans. If you need help with housing, health care, and other veterans' benefits, contact us. We can make the process much easier.
    (254) 759-5617
    Alex And Alex's Place, Llc
    728 Cindy Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
    Ensure your loved ones are well taken care of with Alex & Alex's Place, LLC. We offer personalized home care solutions for families in Cedar Hill, TX.
    (469) 526-4562
    1528 N Highway 77, Hillsboro, TX 76645
    (254) 582-0385
    Girling Health Care Inc
    202 N Church St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
    (817) 641-3405
    Encompass Home Health
    131 E Elm St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
    (254) 580-1616
    Underwood Home Health Services LLC
    101 E Franklin St, Hillsboro, TX 76645
    (254) 580-1000
    Bridgeway Health Services Inc
    215 I 35 Hwy Nw, Hillsboro, TX 76645
    (254) 582-5735
    Guardian Health Care
    300 W 1st St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 937-4911
    200 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 935-0471
    Buffalo Creek Assisted Living
    1329 Brown St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 923-9472
    Infinite Care Home Health
    Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 938-8500
    Careminders Home Care
    102 Ymca Dr, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 937-5400
    Infinite Care
    1313 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 296-8900
    Cornerstone Home Health
    1314 W Highway 287 Byp Unit 300, Waxahachie, TX 75165
    (972) 938-1000

    Home healthcare and medical services can be important if you are caring for a senior. If you don't want to put your loved one into a nursing facility, home healthcare may be the answer for you. You can use the internet to look up popular medical services for seniors in the area. It is important to read the feedback and reviews on each service. Another great way to find a home health aid for the sick adult in your life, is to consult with the elder's current doctor for a recommendation. The doctor may be able to put you in touch with a hospice service or another community agency that can provide home nurses. It is important to interview the potential caregiver to make sure they are a good match for your family member. If your loved one is not a good medicine taker, you want someone who is good with people and will be able to help your family member take medications on time. It is also important to remember that this person will be spending a lot of time with your loved one. In addition to being a private nurse, your family member may also consider this person a companion who she can talk to. It is good to have someone who is personable and loving. A caregiver can provide support to your family when it comes to bath time, meal time and entertaining your loved one. If your family member is on a strict diet for medical reasons, the agency representative can make sure that your loved one does not sneak sugary sweets. If you normally like to care for your loved one yourself, but need temporary assistance for a business trip or personal crisis, you can call respite care. Respite care is available to help with short term nursing care situations.
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