Your senior loved one may be fully or partially dependent on assisted living, requiring supportive care to go about their daily lives. When battling a chronic condition like heart disorder, osteoporosis, or arthritis, extra attention is needed. It is estimated that 4 out of 5 older adults suffer from at least one such condition, while 50% are battling two or more.
Any home healthcare agency you consider should employ aides certified to provide home health services and ensure that those certifications are maintained through ongoing training. Further, you will want to confirm that the agency’s caregivers have been trained to provide specialized care supporting chronic conditions. Ultimately, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and qualified home health aides must all be available to provide the best care possible.