For many chronically ill or physically impaired elders, home health care services allow these individuals to remain living at home as independently as possible. Today’s in-home services are designed to meet all kinds of needs ranging from housekeeping and meal preparation to errand runs and assistance with other activities of daily living.
As health care evolves, so does in-home care. Consumers seem to prefer staying in their own homes as long as they can; and they can successfully do so by enlisting the support and assistance of caregivers or care managers. Older adults living in independent, senior living communities are also arranging for such services.