Senior living in Denver is a lot easier with the right help, and there are plenty of options to choose from. The Denver metro area is home to nearly 200 home care agencies. Most offer help with daily tasks and household chores, but some offer services that go beyond the basics, like handyman referrals, estate planning assistance, and help navigating benefits, insurance, and social services. And most home care agencies are willing to customize their care plans to suit your needs and budget.
Assistance a la carte
A la carte and hourly services can be a helpful addition to family caregiving. If you only need help a few hours a week or want respite care while your regular caregiver is away, look for a service like Select Home Care, which doesn’t impose a minimum-hours requirement. That can save you money, too.
Holistic home support
Our homes grow older right along with us, and home maintenance can be a big challenge as we age. Elderlink, a Denver-area home care placement agency, offers its clients bonded and insured handyman referrals to keep their homes comfortable and safe. Among the tasks they can handle are mobility modifications such as ramp and grab bar installation and yard care.
One of the ironies of getting older is that just as we could use a little help, things often get more complicated. Clients who need help dealing with insurance companies, government benefits, and estate planning issues can find help through an agency such as Gold Leaf. Gold Leaf offers traditional home care and partners who are experienced with senior-advocacy issues.
There are two big advantages to having professional help at home with case management issues. One is the time savings of having an assistant who’s already familiar with the system, and the other is the reduced stress of knowing that it’s being handled by a professional.
Specialized dementia care
Seniors with memory issues or dementia who want to remain at home must have a caregiver on hand to provide meals, make sure medications are taken on time, and provide safety supervision. Typically, family caregivers find that they can handle the earliest stages of dementia, but changes in behavior can require daily or live-in professional help.
In that case, it’s worth seeking out an agency that specializes in memory care. A company like Extended Family Senior Home Care, whose staff is trained in dementia care through the Alzheimer’s Association, can provide caregivers with latest information on how to help their clients stay comfortable and safe at home.
Home care out on the town
Home care can also help you stay socially active by providing transportation, companionship, and help planning social events. For example, Griswold Special Care staffers can arrange client visits with friends, holiday and birthday celebrations, outings to the theater or for shopping, and outdoor activities like gardening.
These agencies and others like them show how the scope of senior home care in Denver is growing to meet its clients’ needs. Even if you don’t need help with day-to-day tasks, it’s good to know that there are professionals ready to help you with errands, benefits, home maintenance, and more.
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