Evaluating Care Needs

ComForcare nurse listening senior health needs a while documenting concerns

For most of us, it’s difficult to see that a parent or other family member is beginning to decline in health. However, the sooner we acknowledge that they need help and get the necessary services in place, the more likely it will be that they can stay in their home.

After the tough conversations have been started, it’s important to have a professional evaluation of care needs done so that the best options can be sought.

Initial Home Evaluation

Having lived with or around our loved ones for some time, it may be difficult to identify or admit when they begin to need help. We often accept changes as a natural part of aging and downplay the severity of the issues.

Paying attention to how your loved one completes ordinary daily tasks and being honest with yourself about how difficult it seems for them to complete those tasks can help you to identify a need for home care assistance and determine how much help they may need.

It may be helpful to observe the difficulty that your loved one has when performing the following tasks to evaluate their need for home care aid:
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Attending to grooming needs such as brushing hair and clipping nails
  • Tracking and paying bills
  • Moving around in the home
  • Taking care of pets
  • Driving, if applicable
  • Remembering events and occasions
  • Keeping track of medications 

Scheduling an Evaluation

There are many ways that ComForCare can help your loved one. If you suspect that home care would benefit your loved one, call an office in your area to speak with a trained Intake Professional.

The Intake Professional will gather information about your loved one’s condition and address your concerns. You can then schedule a visit with a ComForCare representative who will meet with you in your loved one’s home.

ComForCare Evaluation

During the in-home visit, ComForCare professionals will perform a home safety evaluation and gauge fall risks. A nurse will provide recommendations to improve the living conditions and reduce hazards. This visit allows us to observe exactly how we may be of help so we can match the right services to your loved one’s needs.

After evaluating care needs, we can begin putting together a care plan and schedule that addresses all issues that we noticed, as well as any concerns that you bring to our attention.

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