How much home care does your senior need?
When it comes to senior home care, no two individuals are alike. A senior’s need for assistance can vary widely based on their medical history, present physical condition, cognition, emotions, and a whole host of other things. What works for one person may not work for another, which is why an individualized approach is often necessary.
The Institute on Aging (IOA) excels at offering our clients personalized, customized service that meets their needs. We recognize the particular challenges faced by seniors in Los Altos. Since most places they need to go (such as the doctor’s, pharmacy, or grocery store) are centralized, it can be difficult for seniors to access these services unless they already live nearby. Because Los Altos’ commercial zones are limited to its downtown area (and a few small shopping and office parks on major freeways), lack of a driver’s license can leave your loved one in a lurch.
But what if transportation to those places – or any other kind of assistance – isn’t needed on a constant basis? Can you only receive the amount of care your senior needs, and fit it in your budget accordingly?
The Institute on Aging says yes!
Where seniors get the care they need — on their own terms
When choosing how much assistance will benefit your senior, two main factors generally come into play: budget and independence. With regard to budget, no one wants to pay for things they don’t need. But with some home care agencies offering only full-time care or sporadic visits, you might not have a choice well-suited to your senior. And when it comes to your loved one’s independence, too much care can leave them feeling less capable than they are, while too little may put their health and safety at risk.
IOA is different. We offer hourly, live-in, 24/7, and overnight care, depending on your senior’s situation. If your senior needs escorted transportation only a few times a week, we are proud to offer that. If they’d like home care help on an hourly basis, but not constantly, we can easily accommodate that level of service. When you put choice and control back in the senior’s court, you help them maintain not only their independence, but also preserve their dignity and self-esteem.
The right amount of Los Altos senior home care services
IOA makes it easy to select exactly the right amount of help your senior requires. Please choose from the following list of services in the Los Altos zip codes of 94022 and 94024:
It’s time to start thinking about Los Altos senior home care
If you’d like to speak to someone regarding Los Altos county senior home care, please contact the Institute on Aging
. Our client service specialists are available to address your questions and concerns, and assist you in deciding on the right course of action to help the special senior in your life.