Senior Citizen's Guide to Metro Detroit

14 Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Metro Detroit Health Article 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