Click on the type of caring service professional from the table below to learn about the general description for the nature of the service. Click the type of professional from the list on the right to find your local provider.
|Adult day care||Home infusion services|
|Dementia care||Mid-care services|
|Geriatric care management||Palliative care|
|Home care services||Private duty nursing|
|Home health care provider||Respite Care|
|Home hospice care||Senior citizen centers|
|Books and publications of interest||Blogs, newsletters and feeds of interest|
|Professional acronyms||Interesting and helpful information|
Caregivers provide semi-skilled care, such as bathing and other hygiene assistance as well as companionship to clients.
Adult day care or Adult care centers - a facility for the supervised care of older adults, providing activities such as meals and socialization. This facility is most often used by people with physical and/or mental limitations who need socialization, physical assistance and/or psychological assistance. You can use Choosing an adult care center to help with some thoughts to consider in evaluating a suitable center.
Geriatric care managers are health and human services specialists who help families caring for older relatives. A geriatric care manager is trained and experienced in several fields related to care management including nursing, gerontology, social work or psychology, with a special focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The objective or aim is to assist older adults and people with disabilities in attaining their maximum functional potential.
Home care services is in-home companionship and caregiving to provide non-medical care. The services may include light housekeeping, planning and preparation of meals, grocery shopping, caring companionship, help with mail and paperwork and similar routine chores to allow for independent living at home while minimizing any burden on family and relatives.
Home hospice care is a philosophy of care for those individuals in the final phases of a terminal illness. Hospice-trained certified home health aides offer compassionate care for the client as well as support to the family in this incredibly difficult time
Palliative care is an approach to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, relieves symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. It helps you gain the strength to carry on with daily life. This type of care often uses physical, psychological and spiritual therapies to ease the suffering from pain and other problems.
Private duty nursing is the care of clients by nurses, whether an RN or LPN. In most situations, private duty nurses work one-on-one with individual clients either in the client's home or an institution, such as a hospital or nursing home.
Respite care provides a specially trained Registered Nurse to take over the personal care responsibilities and allow family members a break when one is caring long hours for a loved one whose health requires a great deal of attention.
Senior citizen centers are often operated by communities or local organizations to provide a place for seniors to relax, engage in activities to help stimulate the mind as well engage in socialized activities.