Many families elect to find a senior care facility when an aging senior reaches a point where they cannot or choose not to live alone. But if a senior would like to live at home and just needs some assistance, Home Care can be a great alternative to nursing homes to help your loved one "age in place." Read the article Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care to get more information about the differences.
Two types of home care offer different services to seniors at home. A senior who would likely need nursing home care but wants to stay at home is a good candidate for skilled medical home hare. Skilled medical home care provides medical treatments including pain relief, infusion therapy, wound care, medication administration, and more through the services of visiting nurses. Non-medical home care is the best option if a senior does not require daily medical treatment, but does need some help to get through a day's typical tasks like dressing and bathing assistance, food preparation, assistance with chores and errands, and just general companionship.
Read the 10 Signs Your Parents Need Outside Help to determine whether it is time to consider getting help for your loved one.
Hands on Health Home Care Directory: A home care service directory from Hands on Health that covers all of South Carolina. Services are searchable by county, city, or region. Contact information and more is included in each listing.
South Carolina Home Care and Hospice Association: SCHCA is an organization that provides information and resources to South Carolina families regarding home care options and represents home care services. Their website includes a directory of the services they represent that can be searched by county. SCHCA can be contacted by calling 919-848-3450.
Home Care Solutions SC: Home Care Solutions SC is a home care service based in Columbia. Their services will be customized to a senior's needs, whether it is a short-term rehabilitation or a more severe long-term situation. Home Care Solutions SC can be contacted by calling 803-996-2186.
Nightingale's Nursing & Attendants: Nightingale's Nursing & Attendants is a multi-service nursing organization that includes home care. Serving 25 counties, there are multiple office locations and 24 hour call response. Nightingale's can be contacted by calling 843-413-6036 (for alternate office contact information click here).
Carolina Home Care Services: Carolina Home Care Services is based in Columbia. A wide range of services is offered and care professionals will provide personalized service to seniors. Carolina Home Care Services can be contacted by calling 803-485-1284.More Resources
For more information about home care, read Care.com's article on Home Care Options.
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Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.
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