The type of Eldercare will depend on a variety of factors. As we age, our needs change. Whether it is the ability to manage one’s home or a health condition that interfers with daily living. A needs assessment includes 1) The capability both physically and mentally to handle activities of daily living 2) Evaluation of the current living environment and 3) Status of personal finances.
Quite often adult children or other family members are unprepared for a crisis or series of events that impact the life of an aging adult. An imminent crisis or series of events can include falls, adverse reaction to medication, over medication, acute confusion and/or disorientation, or an acute medical event such as a stroke or heart attack. These events are followed by an emergency room visit, hospitalization or a physician’s appointment which typically result in the first of many recommendations for some type of Eldercare.