Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit Spring/Summer Edition 2017 - page 16

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Home care can be for anyone – individuals and families
of all ages who are challenged by a variety of health
and social problems such as short or long term illness,
injury, physical impairments, mental health disorders
and chemical dependencies. Generally, home care is
appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay home,
but needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively
be provided solely by family and friends. More and more
people, electing to live independent lives, are taking
advantage of home care services as their physical
capabilities diminish or they become terminally ill. Younger
adults with disabilities or those recuperating from acute
illness are also choosing home care.
Chronically ill and children are benefiting from
sophisticated medical treatment in their loving and secure
home environments. Thanks to the success of modern
technology, yielding state-of-the-art medical equipment
for use in the home and the technicians who are trained
to operate such equipment, an increasing number
of people are able to leave institutions or avoid ever
having to enter them. They can be cared for safely and
effectively in the comfort of their own home, surrounded
by the ones they love.
You may benefit from home care services if you or a
loved one is:
• In need of assistance to live independently at home
• Recovering from a recent illness
• Discharged from a hospital or nursing home, but
need additional care
• Terminally ill and wishes to die in the comfort of their
own home
Understanding Home Care
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