Senior Care in Myrtle Beach
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If you have a loved one struggling to live on their own, it can impact the whole family. Let FirstLight® Home Care of The Grand Strand help. We offer senior care in areas including Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island and surrounding communities in South Carolina. Our compassionate and dedicated caregivers can provide a range of non-medical support and assistance, making life easier in the process.
Here are some of the ways that we can help:
What is the Difference Between Home Care and Home Health Care?
FirstLight Home Care of The Grand Strand is trusted by families across the Myrtle Beach area for the senior care we provide, whether in a private residence or an assisted living community. We offer services that can support your elderly loved one with:
- Mobility and medication reminders
- Bathing, dressing and grooming
- Meal preparation and light housekeeping
- And more
Home health care, in contrast, is provided by a medical professional, such as a nurse or physical therapist. The purpose of it is to monitor an individual’s health, create new treatment protocols, prescribe medications and provide other health care related assistance.
What is Non-Medical Care?
FirstLight Home Care of The Grand Strand provides non-medical care to the many seniors we serve in and around Myrtle Beach. We also care for those who are disabled, chronically ill, recovering from surgery or diagnosed with conditions like dementia. Our goal is to make life easier, so your loved one can live safely and as independently as possible.
For your family, we can also help if you’re planning a trip with our travel companion program. If you’re a family caregiver, we can also provide respite care. Respite care allows you to take a much needed break while your loved one receives the support they need while you’re away.
What are the Advantages of Home Care vs. Care in a Senior Living Community?
If your loved one is having a difficult time living independently, one of our caregivers can step in and help in many ways. They can ensure your family member is eating regularly, getting into and out of their bed or shower safely and has a home that’s tidy and safe. Our care is holistic in nature, so we’re meeting their emotional and social needs in all we do.
If, however, your senior loved one is in a nursing home, assisted living community or another setting in the Myrtle Beach area, we can provide extra care and support there. We can take them to dinner, sit and chat with them or run errands, all to improve their life and yours too.
How Do I Get Started with Senior Care in Myrtle Beach ?
FirstLight Home Care of The Grand Strand makes it simple. Call us and we will set up an in-home appointment so we can learn more about your loved one and their needs and preferences. We’ll then customize a care plan that provides the right level of support and makes them feel secure and comfortable, wherever they call home.
Call (843) 264-7668 today for senior care in Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, Conway, North Myrtle Beach or another surrounding community in South Carolina.
FirstLight Home Care Myrtle Beach provides senior care and home care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on either a short-term or long-term basis for those in the Myrtle Beach communities. Our non-medical services include everything from personal care needs such as hygiene and bathing, toileting assistance, mobility assistance, and help with eating to cleaning, cooking, laundry and other household duties.
Our home care clients include people of all ages including individuals with disabilities, those recovering from hospitalization or surgery, seniors that desire more independence, elderly individuals with a chronic illness, new parents, and families of deployed military personnel. Regardless of your age or location, we can provide the home care services you need, even if that just means having someone around to talk to complement their daily activities.
What Are the Advantages of Home Care Versus Senior Care in a Facility?
That’s easy: freedom. Providing in-home senior care allows seniors to maintain their current schedule, allowing them more opportunities for a higher level of mobility which has numerous physical benefits. There are also emotional benefits in avoiding the depression that can occur after placement in a nursing home, which can have negative consequences on an individual’s health and quality of life.
If a nursing home or other assisted living facility is the best fit, FirsLight HomeCare can provide additional assistance that might not be met at these facilities. Our senior care givers in Myrtle Beach can help with transportation to doctor’s appointments, running errands, trips to a favorite restaurant, or when family lives far away your loved one may enjoy having our caregivers as a visitor to look forward to each week.
How Do I Get Started With Myrtle Beach Home Care?
If you would like to learn more about companion care, personal care, dementia care or any of our non-medical home care services, give us a call today or contact your local FirstLight Home Care location today.