The easiest way to begin taking care of elderly patients at home is by establishing an adult day care (ADA). Unlike an assisted living or nursing facility, you are taking care of the elderly at home throughout the day, then they go home. You can find adult day care facilities all over the United States. Some have religious ties and others are run on non-profit lines.
Careers for Seniors
Adult day care is also available through other programs that involve the community and work with seniors in a supportive environment. A common program is called Careers for Seniors that brings home care workers to the seniors’ home and provides supervision. They do not have a license and are not allowed to give medical care but instead, provide social and emotional support. Many of these programs require staff members who are in actual care of elderly patients or people with developmental disabilities.
Many families cannot afford to keep an adult at home permanently. This is where an adult daycare center comes in handy. These centers are run by registered nurses and provide supervision and care while the senior is in the care of a relative. The aide is under the supervision of the senior parent. Senior parents are typically younger than their children but can be as much as 80 years old and have no physical mobility.
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