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Fairfield County Home Care Resources

Non-Medical Home Care is one senior care option among a variety of care solutions, that includes assisted living facilities, medical home health care, nursing homes, and adult day care centers among others. At Collaborative Home Care, we strive every day to be a trusted expert in providing personalized, compassionate non-medical care for our clients. Our goal from your first inquiry and conversation with us is to help you find the best solution for you and your loved one. We hope you trust us to be a part of your care journey; however, if that continues on without us, we want to be helpful in providing information and resources to help you find the right care for your loved one.

The following resources provide information to help you in your senior care decision making process as well as general resources from trusted sources from the senior care industry. You can contact us at any time to discuss how home care can benefit your loved one.

When Is Homecare Right For Me

Finding the right care for a loved one is an important, personal, and often complicated decision. Especially when a parent or close family member is the one needing care, it can be hard to be objective about when the timing is right to get help. The following areas can be used as a guide to determine whether now is the right time to explore home care for a loved one.

MOBILITY

Are there any challenges with walking, standing, sitting, or balance? One in four older adults over the age of 65 fall each year and falling once doubles the chances of falling again. While most falls do not cause injuries, an estimated 20% of falls cause serious injuries such as a broken bone or a head injury.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Are family members close by to care for the older adult? Do they have the time on a consistent basis? Even when family support is present and strong, home care can serve as a vehicle to relieve a family caregiver from time to time of caring duties to rest and recharge.

MEMORY

Does the older adult suffer from memory impairment that impacts their daily life? Do they forget to take their medicine or have trouble remembering things that were just told to them or just happened? Do they wander out of the house and have trouble finding their way home?

HOME SAFETY

Is the home a safe environment to mitigate the chances of accidents? Even with proper precautions, some homes and their layout may present challenges for older adults to safely maneuver on a daily basis.

PERSONAL CARE ABILITY

Does the older adult have challenges completing normal personal care activities, such as bathing, brushing teeth, taking medication and dressing?

SOCIAL INTERACTION

Does the older adult have regular interaction with friends and family? Research has linked social isolation to higher risks of physical and mental conditions, including high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, depression and cognitive decline. Regular contact with people and engaging in meaningful conversation and activities helps older adults have a sense of purpose, improves their mood, and can help them live longer.

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The Benefits Of Homecare

PERSONALIZED ONE-ON-ONE CTRE

Your caregiver’s entire focus is on your loved one, helping them to live independently and live life how they would prefer. Your caregiver can assist with all personal care needs and provide a helping hand around the house. Your care plan is personalized and based on a schedule that is convenient for you.

PREVENTS FALLS AND OTHER ACCIDENTS

Falls can happen while attempting everyday tasks such as getting into and out of the shower or walking up a flight of stairs. Your caregiver will be there to assist with these common tasks and identify other potential hazards around the home that could cause injury and potential hospital visit.

REMAIN HOME

As the name implies, with home care, you will be living at home. Ninety percent of Americans 65 and older want to stay at home for as long as possible. Among the familiarity of one’s home, older adults can live in an environment that is comfortable, which can improve mood, feelings of independence, and overall confidence.

RELIEF FOR FAMILY CTREGIVERS

Caregivers can relieve a family caregiver for periods of time to allow them to rest, refresh and take care of other responsibilities.

STAY MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HEALTHY

Caregivers help older adults stay healthy by preparing health-conscious meals, reminding when medications need to be taken, and through engaging conversation. As a reliable companion, a caregiver can facilitate participation in activities and exercise in the home and out at social gatherings to mitigate risks of social isolation.

LOW RISK OF INFECTION

By receiving care at home, the number of people the older adult will come in contact with on a regular basis is drastically less as compared with senior care facilities.

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Home Care Resource Links

AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home

The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home is an industry champion for quality, cost-effective home health, hospice & community based solutions.

Home Care Association of America

The Home Care Association of America is the industry’s leading trade association representing almost 3,000 companies that employ more than 500,000 caregivers across the United States. The HCAOA protects industry interests, promotes the industry’s value and takes on industry-wide issues.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging helps people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging leads scientific efforts to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.

Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience, is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. Her company, Positive Approach to Care, strives to educate, support and train others in strategies that work for dementia care.

Four simple steps to senior independence and peace of mind for you

1

Call our office today at (203) 989-0057

Our friendly staff are standing by to take your call and answer your questions.

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Schedule a FREE in-home assessment

This will allow us to craft a custom care plan with your loved one's specific needs in mind.

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We match you with the right caregiver

Enjoy the companionship of a professional, compatible caregiver and thrive at home.

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Use our online portal to stay up-to-date

Use our digital "Family Room" to see any and all important care notes and care plan at any time.

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