AmeriStaff Home Health Services was founded to provide people living throughout the Southeast Michigan area with top-notch healthcare in their homes. Our team of healthcare professionals includes an array of highly skilled professionals, such as physical, occupational and speech therapists, registered and licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and home health aides.
Given the variety of professionals on our team, we’re able to offer various kinds of home healthcare services. One of the valued services we offer to people living in Troy, MI and surrounding areas is attendant care.
An Explanation of Attendant Care
Attendant care is sometimes referred to as senior care or senior home care because older people tend to require this type of care more often than younger people. That’s not to say people in other age groups don’t need this sort of care, however. Non-seniors may need attendant care if they’re recovering from an accident or a health crisis such as a stroke or heart attack, for example.
As they approach or reach their Golden Years, many individuals need help executing what are referred to as activities of daily living or ADLs. Attendant care is meant to help people perform ADLs with assistance or on their own if they’re able to do so over time.
What Are ADLs?
An individual’s ability to perform ADLs on their own is an indicator of whether they can or should continue living independently. In general, there are two kinds of ADLs, basic and instrumental.
Being able to feed, dress and groom yourself are examples of basic ADLs. So are the ability to control your bladder and bowels, using the toilet, walking without assistance or a device and the ability to move from point A to point B.
Instrumental ADLs involve more in-depth thinking and organizational abilities. Managing your finances, preparing meals, shopping, house cleaning and taking medicines when and how they’re prescribed are some common instrumental ADLs.
How We Can Help
When a person can’t perform ADLs or can’t execute them safely, it can have a dramatic impact on their independence, self-reliance and quality of life. For some, that inability may require them to relocate to a nursing home or assisted living center. Now that you’ve discovered AmeriStaff Home Health Services, you won’t have to worry about relocating or being hospitalized because you can’t perform ADLs like you used to.
When you sign up for attendant care provided by our team, you’ll receive help performing ADLs right in the comfort of your home. Whether you need assistance just a few hours a day or around-the-clock, we’ll provide the level of care you need.
We’ll do more than “just” set up a plan for your care. Our team will also determine whether your insurance will pay for your home attendant care. If your insurer won’t cover all or any of the costs associated with your attendant care, we’ll work with you to set up a payment plan that’s affordable and won’t drain the resources that are available to you.
To learn more about the attendant care and the other services we offer residents located in Southeast Michigan, contact AmeriStaff Home Health Services!