Did you know that nearly 40% of seniors 65 and older live with at least partial disability? Leaving us to wonder, how will we adequately care for ourselves when we ourselves are aging?
The US Census Bureau reports that lack of mobility is the most common disability that seniors face. Stroke, diabetes, falls, mental impairment, hearing and vision loss are just some of the additional challenges that arise with aging that inevitably cause partial to full disability.
Disabilities make it difficult and often unsafe to live 100% independently. They also detract from our ability to socialize, take care of errands and bills, keep up with housework and hygiene, and impair mental and physical wellness.
We understand and can help through our specialized care. We do more than assist around the house or run errands. Our caregivers and private duty nurses are highly trained and experienced in-home care for the disabled as well.
Sunland has over 50 years of experience caring for disabled seniors around the Mesa, Arizona area. The safety and well being of our elderly community has always been our number one priority, so we have carefully developed the following services:
Our caregivers compassionately assist with most needs of disabled seniors such as:
- Assisting seniors with Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Bathroom assistance
- Dressing assistance
- Wheelchair, walking and transfer assistance
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Assistance with eating
- Light housekeeping
- Companionship and staying social – reading, playing games, chatting
In-home private duty nurses
Seniors who have encountered more severe disabilities will benefit from specialized medical care from our licensed, private duty nurses. These nurses are available when disabilities require medical attention like:
- Medication management and assistance
- Wellness checks
- Wound care
- Colostomy care
- Drain care
- Fall and balance assessment
- IV infusions
- Screenings for home safety
- Chronic care education
- Our nurses will even accompany you to your doctor’s appointments
All of our clients are provided with a care manager and care management program to pinpoint the unique needs of each individual senior we serve.
First, our care managers will arrange an evaluation. After the results are carefully considered, a care plan will be implemented. One of the many advantages of a care manager is that you will have yet another professional involved in your care or your loved ones care – which equals additional peace of mind. He or she will work with your in-home caregiver or private duty nurse as a team, so you know everyone will always be on the same page. And, your care manager will have the resources to direct you in any administrative inquiries from insurance to social programs that you may benefit from.
Disabilities often come with aging. Let us make the challenges easier with our warm, friendly and expert care. Click here to schedule a call with us today. Even if you don’t require care now, we can provide you with resources for later.
Wishing you good health,
The Sunland Team