Elderly care, or simply eldercare (also known in parts of the English-speaking world as aged care), serves the needs and requirements of senior citizens. It encompasses assisted living, adult daycare, long-term care, nursing homes (often called residential care), hospice care, and home care.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) IHSS is a Medi-Cal (Medicaid in California) program that provides funds for personal care and support services, such as household chores, to those living in their homes.
7 Different Types of Senior and Elderly Care Living Options
The difficulty with this though, is that it doesn’t take note of the relationship between care service provider and the person receiving the service. We also don’t use the term ‘patient’ as it suggests a person to whom something is done, rather than a person supported to do something.
Types of Patient Care
The many different types of eldercare available to families in the United States may be broken down into two major categories: family-provided care and professionally-provided care.
Types of Patient Care
The most common type of caregiver is the family caregiver: someone who takes care of a family member without pay. The other types are professional, independent, private, informal, and volunteer caregivers.
The NOAD reports the following definitions for the words: caretaker: a person employed to look after a public building or a house in the owner’s absence; a person employed to look after people or animals. caregiver: a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.
Assisting with personal care: bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and exercise. Basic food preparation: preparing meals, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, and other errands. General health care: overseeing medication and prescriptions usage, appointment reminders and administering medicine.
Resident: A person who lives in a residential long-term care setting, such as a nursing home or assisted living community.
What is a primary caregiver? Essentially, it is a person assisting an underaged child or a sick, elderly, or disabled relative. Any adult can become a primary caregiver for a relative in need, regardless of their education or experience.