In-Home Care and How it Can Help Decision Making Capacity Assessment for Elderly Loved Ones
What is a ‘Decision Making Capacity Assessment?
As we age, we accumulate experiences, insights and we learn from this giving us wisdom.
A decision-making capacity assessment shows and documents the strengths and weaknesses of a person’s ability to make autonomous decisions about daily life activities. With older adults, decision-making capacity may change due to changes in mental and physical health.
In Home Care Services are designed to provide support and enable elderly adults to live and active healthy lifestyle while aging at home.
Considerations for a Decision-Making Capacity Assessment
There are many considerations to take into consideration for a decision-making capacity assessment for elderly adults. Capacity assessments can be very specific move very broad reaching and often depend on the mental and physical health of the individual concerned.
Some Considerations for Decision Making Capacity Assessments include:
- Home Environment
- Physical & Mental Health
- Values & Preferences
Considerations for decision making capacity assessments for elderly adults include the above listed items and can vary from person to person.
Who is involved in making a Decision-Making Capacity Assessment for Elderly Adults?
Since a decision-making capacity assessment affects everyone in an elderly persons life, there are many people involved who can be touched by a decision making capacity assessment for an elderly adult.
- Family members (Children, grandchildren and siblings)
- Caregivers (Family Care givers and professionals)
- Physician & Healthcare professionals
- Employers (if you’re elderly one was working this may affect their ability to continue to work)
By and large it’s immediate family members and extended family members have the largest role in any decision-making capacity assessment for an elderly family member.
Some medical diagnosis can have an impact on decision making capacity while others may need support and care but do not necessarily have an impact on a person’s ability to make decisions for themselves.
It’s these scenarios where you can rely on Alliance Senior Care In-Home Care Services and other healthcare professionals to be able to provide the right support for your elderly loved one.
How In-Home care Can Help with Decision Making Capacity Assessments
Our skilled nurses and healthcare professionals provide a wide range of In-Home Care Services for elderly adults. Our services range from specialized care for chronic conditions such as Heart Disease and Diabetes to in home care for daily living activities.
Alliance senior care In-Home Care Services are tailored to the specific needs of each of our clients. We work with families and health care providers to ensure that your elderly loved one maintains a high quality of life while aging at home.
- Working with families to support your decisions and health care needs of your elderly loved ones.
- Working with physicians to ensure medications are received on time regularly.
- Working with family caregivers to support her daily living needs through nutritional services and household services.
To get started with In-Home Care can help improve your loved ones’ quality of life, call Alliance Senior Care at 248-274-2170. It’s not just In-Home Care, it is Integrated Care.
Home Care Services are an excellent resource for family caregivers and seniors alike.
Alliance Senior Care Home Care services offer a wide range of services providing healthcare, daily living assistance, transportation to and from Doctor’s appointments and tailored care services for additional circumstances.