Sitter services are just one component of long-term care for the elderly. These services include adult day care, community-based services, assisted-living and in-home care. Sitter services prevent hospitalization of elderly adults by providing alternative care and compassion in a comfortable environment.Continue Reading
Sitter services as part of adult day care help to put families at ease by alleviating the burden of being a caregiver. Services include assistance in activities of daily living, such as help to the bathroom, grocery shopping, transportation and preparing meals. These community-based services allow elderly adults to remain independent while providing some supervision.
Some sitter services are provided in an adult day care center or assisted-living facility. These services include education, counseling, recreational activities and socialization. This allows elderly adults to interact with other individuals and feel like part of a community. Caregivers in this type of facility are also trained to manage medication and provide health screenings.
In-home services are provided by a community-based program or through skilled nursing agencies. Nursing care can include medication administration, giving vaccines and providing nutrition via a feeding tube. Physical or speech therapy is also offered by in-home care agencies.
Sitter services are unlikely to be covered by Medicare. However, many federal or state agencies provide financial assistance to those who qualify for these services.Learn more about Older Adults