As we all begin to age it may be difficult to realize that we might no longer be able to do everything for ourselves. It's a matter of pride, self reliance, and not wanting to become a burden to others that keeps us from admitting it. However, our significantly older body dosen't always necessarily want to cooperate with us when it comes to doing the activities of daily living. When these previously simple daily tasks become difficult, frustrating or otherwise a burden to others, it may be time to seek additional help.
In some instances it may be easier to determine that it is time to get some assistance, other times the signs may be more subtle and harder to notice. Examples of early signs of needing care include Mom or Dad getting confused or overwhelmed performing the activities of daily living such as taking their medications, having difficulty bathing or preparing meals. While it is an easier transition when they recognize these issues themselves, it is important that you, their loved one, identify their concerns and seek care for them.
When driving becomes a safety issue, errands and doctor visits are overwhelming, daily living tasks become difficult - it’s time to call Levin HomeCare.
CNAs, HHAs, LPNs & RNs
A growing body of medical research demonstrates that people live healthier lives, well into old age, when they take good care of themselves and maintain the habits and connections to their communities that have sustained them throughout their lives.
In particular, staying active can keep the immune system strong, lower blood pressure and protect the heart, and stave off depression. When people lose touch with others, become isolated, and abandon familiar places and activities, they are more likely to become ill. Social activities—such as going to church, to a movie or to eat out—and productive efforts like gardening and shopping may contribute to good health at least as much as physical exercise.
The best family support service is one that adapts to the needs of your cherished one. This is why, if you make the decision to have non-medical care, you want to make sure it is comprehensive, affordable, flexible and most importantly fits your needs and lifestyle.
Non-medical home care can have various forms and names, such as caregiver, aide or attendant. The care provided should include support of various activities of daily living that your loved one needs to continue living as they want, in the comfort of their own home. Services typically start with you, your facts and circumstances. We communicate with you the changes that we observe in the needs of your loved one so that we can flexibly adjust the level of care needed. In home non-medical care is a low cost and familiar alternative to more expensive assisted living arrangements or nursing homes.
There are basically two types of help that you may need Skilled Care and Unskilled Care.
Skilled Care is performed by a licensed trained Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Unskilled Care is provided by a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Home Health Aide (HHA).
A Register Nurse training requires up to 5 years of college and is licensed by the State of Florida Board of Nursing.
When someone close to you needs assistance to get through their day,
Levin Home Care will be there to refer a caregiver to provide essential one-to-one attention, so that their quality of life is enhanced not diminished.