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Home Health Care in Utah

May 25, 2008
Last week I attended a seminar that was designed specifically to educate families on how to care for aging parents. The doctor giving the lecture stressed the importance of counseling with family members before your health declines about personal wishes regarding health care. Whether you have already arrived at that point in life or not it would be wise to research your choices and discuss them with your children.

There are a lot of options available as far as health care is concerned. For example, when everyday activities become difficult or dangerous some elderly individuals move in with their children while others sell their home and seek the comforts and company found in retirement communities. After a lifetime of being independent and living on their own, a lot of aging parents can't stand the thought of leaving their home though. This is a perfectly natural feeling and I would cast my vote with theirs to affirm that there's no place like home, but if an aging individual wishes to remain where they are some changes may need to take place.

The first steps you can take to ensure increased safety as you age is a little remodeling. Widen doorways and bathrooms to facilitate traffic with a wheelchair, a walker and human assistance. Add a few ramps and handrails to make movement safer too.

Another step would be to have an emergency call system that you can keep on your person. That way, if you fall and lose the ability to reach a telephone, you will still be able to contact family members or friends to get some assistance. Without this device, it could literally take days for someone to come to your aid.

And finally, if your health deteriorates enough, it might be wise to hire some Utah home health care. In addition to the experience and increased safety these professionals provide, in home assistance can help decrease loneliness as well. Your children can feel comfortable knowing that you are not alone and you can enjoy the familiar environment of home and continued independence.

The cost of home health care varies depending on your needs, your provider and where you live. If you qualify, Medicare and other insurance agencies may help pay for home health care, but they won't pay for it indefinitely. Many policies will only cover the cost for as long as a year and even then you might only qualify for financial assistance when home care has been prescribed by a doctor. That is why families should prepare in advance by saving up funds before illness strikes.
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1st Choice Home and Hospice (http://www.fchhh.com/home_health_care.htm) can provide you with excellent Utah home health care . Whether you are recuperating from hospitalization or just getting old they can handle everything from physical therapy to medication. Art Gib is a freelance writer.
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