18 February 2018 14:1
Written by Teleopieka
Homecare is an alternative to moving to a strange place. This is a very convenient solution for elderly people. Thanks to this, seniors stay at their own home and are surrounded by loved ones, which may have a positive effect on their health. An elderly person living at home still feels like they are part of the family and are not at risk of loneliness, which most of us find unbearable.
It should be remembered that caring for an elderly person is a huge responsibility that requires patience, perseverance and the ability to find compromises.
Therefore, the support of professional caregivers is the optimal solution. By deciding on using this form of support, members of the seniors’ family can continue their professional work along with performing other duties, knowing that their relatives are surrounded by a comprehensive system of care and concern.
Homecare is based on regular visits by caregivers performed at agreed on times.
This form of care meets the basic needs of seniors. However, this does not include emergency situations, when rapid intervention is required. Therefore, caregivers use the support of devices that monitor seniors. The simplest identifier will inform you if an elderly person leaves the house or gets out of bed at night. More-advanced devices record more parameters.
Supplementing the classic homecare model with a monitoring system for seniors combined with SOS signalling effectively solves this imperfection in most cases. The elderly are still at home and are looked after, while a quick reaction is possible in difficult situations.