Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit - page 20

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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
Understanding Home Care
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
So what exactly is an in home
service agency?
To help evaluate that question it
is important to know the categories
of care that are available. Home
care encompasses a wide range of
health and social services available
24 hours a day, seven days-a-week.
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More and more
people, electing to live
independent lives, are
taking advantage of
home care services...
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