If you have been considering in home senior care for your elderly parent or aging loved one, you probably have lots of questions, starting with what types of care are available. Read on to learn how trustworthy and reliable caregivers can assist your loved one around the home.
Activities of Daily Living
As we age, it becomes more difficult to do routine activities of daily living (ADLs) that we were once able to complete with ease. ADLs are basic, non-medical tasks or activities that need to be completed on a regular basis. They include things like bathing, dressing, taking medication, grooming, toileting, caring for pets, and more. Often, these activities become more difficult with age because of chronic pain, limited mobility, memory problems, or other reasons. But a caregiver can provide assistance with each of these activities in a kind, compassionate, and sensitive manner, always treating each client with dignity and respect. Caregivers can come on a daily basis or less frequently, depending on the needs of each client.
Help Around the House
Maybe your parent or loved one has no problem with tasks like dressing or bathing but could use assistance with chores and activities around the house. Caregivers can come periodically to help with light housework, running errands, and grocery shopping, as well as assisting with light meal preparation, sorting through the mail, and more. In home caregivers can also be used for transportation assistance, escorting your parent to doctor’s appointments, social gatherings, and other types of outings. An extra set of hands a few hours a week could go a long way in keeping your parent’s spirits high while helping them maintain their sense of self-confidence. Plus, many seniors—especially those who live alone—enjoy the companionship they get from spending time with their caregiver.
In Care Services From Dependable In Home Care
In addition to assisting with personal care and around the home, the trustworthy, reliable caregivers at Dependable In Home Care are available last minute for emergency care services as well as respite care when your family needs a break. To learn more about our services, reach out to Dependable In Home Care at (504) 486-5044 to learn more.