Many seniors find that they need help with daily tasks as they grow older. Families may have a lot of questions about what kinds of things an in-home care provider would be willing to do to help out their elderly family member. The following lists will give you an idea of some of these things, but it is by no means an all-encompassing list. If there are things your elderly family member needs help with that aren’t on this list, feel free to contact our agency to find out more.
Who might be interested in home care service?
- An elderly person returning from hospital who needs short-term care until their recovery is complete.
- A senior with long-term challenges who is able to stay in their own home as long as they have a little bit of help.
- Someone with a terminal illness who desires to stay at home as long as they can.
- An elder who is being taken care of by family caregivers, who need relief or respite from time to time.
- Reminders to take medication
- Preparing meals, helping the elderly adult eat if necessary, and clean-up after the meal
- Bathing and showering and personal hygiene
- Hair care and shaving with electric razor
- Skin care and taking care of nails
- Mouth care and taking care of dentures
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Encouragement to take part in mild exercise program
- Picking up prescriptions
- Monitoring special or diabetic diets
- Help with the morning wake-up
- Companionship during hospital stays
- Respite for family caregivers
- Laundry, ironing and mending
- Light housekeeping including organizing
- Meal planning and cooking
- Monitoring proper nutrition and adequate hydration
- Grocery and personal shopping
- Transportation to appointments or social events
- Flower and pet care
- Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning
- Helping to read and sort mail and supervise bill paying
- Assisting with light entertaining
- Answering the phone and door
- Clean refrigerator and cupboards
- Rent and play movies for entertainment
- Escort to religious services
- Playing cards and games for companionship and enjoyment of the senior
- Maintaining a family scrapbook
The family may request that some things be done in a certain way; for example encouraging the elderly loved one to eat all her vegetables, getting a prescribed amount of physical activity per week, etc. The elderly adult and her family should sit down and decide what guidelines they want the caregiver to follow so there can be clear lines of communication and understanding for all involved.
If you have a loved one who could benefit from the help of home care services in Spring Valley, TX contact the caregivers at At Your Side Home Care. We help seniors and their families with many levels of home care service. Call (832) 271-1600 for more information.
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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