Senior Care in Columbia
Home Care Services for the Elderly
You know your loved one best. It’s why at FirstLight® Home Care of Columbia, we take time to listen. As a provider of non-medical senior care across the Columbia, South Carolina area, our goal is to provide personalized support.
We want to help your loved one live life to the fullest by assisting in the areas where they need it most. We also take into account their personality and preferences, so they always feel comfortable and secure with our caregivers.
Here are some of the ways that we can help:
What is the Difference Between Home Care and Home Healthcare?
FirstLight Home Care of Columbia provides home care to seniors across the area. Our caregivers help in a variety of ways ranging from meal preparation and household chores to assisting with personal needs, such as bathing and eating. We can also be there to listen and lend emotional and social support, so your loved one feels comforted, encouraged and happier.
Home healthcare, on the other hand, provides medical care in the home. This is typically delivered by a nurse, physician assistant or physical therapist. They will visit your loved one to monitor their health, adjust medications, change treatment protocols or design an exercise program. Home healthcare is usually more short-term or less frequent than home care.
What is Non-Medical Care?
FirstLight Home Care of Columbia provides non-medical home care to seniors, as well as those who are recovering from surgery, who have chronic illnesses or special needs or disabilities. We’ll assist in whatever ways we are needed, providing personal and companion care, as well as more specialized support, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s care. We can also provide respite care, travel companion services and more.
What are the Advantages of Home Care Versus Care in a Senior Living Community?
FirstLight Home Care of Columbia, your senior loved one can remain where they’re happiest, in their own home. They’ll retain a sense of normalcy and stick with their regular schedule. This provides emotional stability and an overall sense of well-being.
There are certainly cases when a senior living community is the best, safest place for a loved one. In those situations, we can provide additional support in the form of companionship and transportation, as well as help with running errands or taking your loved one shopping. Whatever their needs, we can meet them and improve their quality of life in the process.
How do I Get Started with Senior Care?
FirstLight Home Care of Columbia’s team of professional senior caregivers is here to help you. To start, we’ll schedule a visit to your loved one’s home, so we can talk about their needs and ways we can assist. From there, we’ll provide options and recommendations, so you understand all your choices and can make decisions you feel good about going forward.
Call (803) 356-0916 today for senior care in Columbia, West Columbia, NE Columbia, Elgin, Forest Acres, Blythewood, Lexington, Chapin, Irmo, Chapin or another surrounding community in South Carolina.