Senior Care in Newark
Home Care Services for the Elderly
Your loved one has their own routine, preferences and needs. At FirstLight® Home Care of Licking and Fairfield Counties, you can count on us to listen and learn, so we can provide the right level of assistance. In fact, with our senior care services, offered in communities, such as Newark, Ohio, we will get to know your loved one first, so that we can learn the best ways to help. Together, we’ll work toward keeping your relative as independent and comfortable as possible.
Here are some of the ways that we can help:
What is the Difference Between Home Care and Home Healthcare?
Our team provides senior care services across Newark and other nearby areas. This means we assist with eating, bathing, medication reminders and transportation. We can also ensure your loved one is safe if they have mobility issues, all while providing companionship and conversation. We offer this help on a part-time or full-time basis, as well as on weekends, evenings or around-the-clock.
Home healthcare, on the other hand, is typically delivered by a nurse, physician assistant or physical or occupational therapist. They will visit your loved one and administer medications or change their treatment plan. They will also work to design an exercise plan and diet that is right for your loved one and their particular medical needs. Home healthcare is typically short-term in nature and less frequently delivered than home care.
What is Non-Medical Care?
Non-medical care assists with daily tasks not specifically related to medical needs. At FirstLight® Home Care of Licking and Fairfield Counties, we can help with meal preparation, light housekeeping chores, mobility, transportation and personal care, such as bathing and dressing. We’re also available to simply listen, so your loved one has someone to talk to. This helps promote a higher quality of life.
Our non-medical home care is available to seniors in and around the Newark area. Our goal is to support our clients in a range of ways, so they can gain more freedom, stay safe and live their best life, at home.
What are the Advantages of Home Care Versus Care in a Senior Living Community?
The goal of home care is to help your loved one become more independent while giving them the support they need to remain safe and comfortable. When they’re at home, they’re in familiar surroundings and able to keep the same routine they’re comfortable with. Studies show this leads to a more positive outlook and enhanced well-being.
Sometimes, though, it’s best for an individual to be in a senior living community. If that’s the case, our caregivers can still help by providing companionship, transportation, assistance running errands and more.
How Do I Get Started with Senior Care in Newark?
FirstLight Home Care of Licking and Fairfield Counties is here for you and your family in the Newark area with a range of services. We offer everything from companion and personal care to specialized support for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Simply call our team and we’ll schedule a visit to your loved one’s home, so we can learn more about their needs and ways we can help you both.
Call (740) 322-6000 today for senior care in Newark, Granville, Hebron, Heath, Pickerington or another surrounding community in Ohio.