In-Home Care For Seniors: What Types of Services Are Available?

Searching for the best care options for an aging loved one might seem like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060. Thankfully, so has the wide range of in-home care options for taking care of seniors.

The following are some of the services you can expect to find from senior in-home care providers aiming to help your loved ones age in place – just in time for Older Americans Month in May, the Administration on Aging’s yearly tribute to the elderly.

In-home Companionship

While most of us would love to be able to be with our loved ones all the time, life often gets in the way. Checking in with phone calls can help with making sure mom and dad are safe, but having someone around for companionship can go even further in helping seniors feel their best. With in-home care providers like Charleston’s Vistelan Healthcare, staff can provide companionship for as much or as little as your loved ones need, from periodic check-ins to regular accompaniments to things like doctor’s appointments.

Personal Daily Care

For seniors who may need help with going about their daily lives, there’s always the option of personal daily care services. These services are often lumped under the category of private duty care, which can include bathing, cooking, cleaning, setting medication reminders, transportation services and providing medical attention (RN-supervised care, licensed nursing care, you name it). Providers are fully staffed with caregivers who are fully vetted with thorough background checks and equipped to help seniors with anything they may need.

24-Hour Care

Seniors who need round-the-clock care are in good hands, as well. Many in-home caregivers can be there 24/7 for loved ones. These dedicated caregivers strive to care for your family members just as they would their own.

Individualized Care Plans

When it comes to customized care plans carefully tailored to a specific family’s needs, there’s often more flexibility in locally-owned care companies. Compared to national franchises, locally-owned companies like Vistelan Healthcare can offer the same (or better!) care without things like minimum hour requirements, long-term contracts, or franchising fees getting in the way (and raising costs). Vistelan offers a variety of pricing options and completely customizable care.

Vistelan provides broad service packages that include 24-hour care or regular daily care services. They can also offer services as simple as periodic transportation for errands or medical appointments or a weekly medication monitoring and wellness visits.

If you’re considering private senior care for a loved one in need, Vistelan Healthcare is a licensed, bonded and insured in-home care provider that serves the Charleston area. Their executive team has more than 50 years of health care experience. Whether you’re looking for in-home companionship, daily personal assistance or 24-hour care, the staff at Vistelan Healthcare provides unparalleled service. To learn more about the private senior care they offer, call 843-771-0292 or visit