Different Types of Aged Care
Different Types of Aged Care

The care needs for loved ones can change with age and they will need specialised attention and care at certain periods. And you need to understand the requirements of your loved one along with the options available to you when it comes to aged care so that you can select the best option.

Some common types of aged care include permanent, respite, dementia and palliative care

Respite care will provide short-term support for the elderly. Maybe you have a personal commitment coming up which can affect the level of care you can provide your loved one. But to ensure their level of care is not affected you can choose an aged care facility that provides respite care. This is an option chosen when the primary caregiver is unable to provide care. Sometimes you may fall sick which can prevent you from caring for your loved one properly. And you don’t always need to have your loved one in a care facility for this option. There are facilities that will offer assistance in your own home as well. There will be trained professionals that visit your house to help the loved one with daily activities and medical support for a short time.

If you are no longer able to manage the care for your loved one,

You can look into permanent care where they will be provided with ongoing assistance. Sometimes there may be certain medical conditions that require round the clock monitoring and if the loved one is facing cognitive decline, it can be very difficult to take care of them on your own. But you can find a dedicated care facility that has trained professionals and provides comprehensive services such as social activities, meals, managing medication, helping with personal care and providing access to healthcare. With permanent care you can ensure that your loved one is in a safe environment that takes care of their overall wellbeing. There are also residents that will require some special care such as those suffering from dementia. There is a progressive cognitive decline associated with this and it can be hard to care for them at home. The elderly individuals may display changes in their behaviour and their loss of memory can make their life very difficult.

There are care facilities

That offer dementia care services and these facilities have staff members that are training to care for such patients. They will have a better understanding of how to approach the resident and different techniques to put their mind at ease. And unlike a residence, these facilities are designed with security and safety in mind which will prevent the residents from wandering off. The care facility will make sure a routine that is comfortable for the resident is maintained and that they are encouraged to take part in activities that stimulate their mind. There are also facilities where care services for individuals with advanced or terminal illnesses are provided. These are palliative care facilities and they help improve the quality of life of the residents. This is a service that can also be offered in the home of the individual or in a hospital.