What Resources Can Help Me Remain Independent at Home?

What Support is Available to Help Me Remain Independent at Home?

Combine a pandemic with 10,000 baby boomers retiring in the United States every day until the year 2030—in-home support has never been more important.

It’s no surprise that Americans wish to remain independent at home as long as possible, but as people age, it becomes harder to maintain a home, eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle.

There are two main types of in-home care available to Seniors: non-medical and medical home health care services.

Non-medical in-home support includes assistance in performing activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which includes tasks like personal hygiene, meal preparation, transportation to and from medical appointments, light housecleaning, laundry and shopping for essentials. Non-medical care may also include companionship and supervision.

Medical home health care provides several of these same services with the added expertise of nursing professionals.

Tabitha Home Health Care plays an integral role in the lives of Seniors and is a lifeline service for those in rural Nebraska. The program provides in-home support including physical, occupational and speech therapies, medication management, personal care assistance and other medical services based on individual needs, wherever the client calls home.

This type of support is ideal for older adults who experience recurrent hospitalizations, have chronic health conditions or need assistance with activities of daily living.

Here are a few signs and symptoms that indicate it may be time for in-home support:


• Increased weakness and fatigue
• More energy and effort needed while dressing or grooming
• Significant weight loss or gain
• More frequent balance issues or falls
• Difficulty getting in and out of the bath or bed

Forgetting to:

• Take medication or refill prescriptions
• Manage personal finances and bills

Through a physician’s order, Tabitha’s physical and occupational therapists can assess a home situation and make safety recommendations, or help identify if there is a need for other home health services. Tabitha’s Care Resource Partners may also direct families to resources outside Tabitha’s realm, if necessary, so Seniors are able to continue to live safely and independently at home.

For answers to all your aging questions, start with Tabitha. Contact a Tabitha Care Expert today.