Making The Most of In-Home Caregivers

Dec 1, 2020 | Industrious, Home Care

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The need for help often comes suddenly, when we are least prepared. Many people think asking for help means they are losing their independence, but that could not be further from the truth. In-home caregivers help people live on their own terms. They allow patients to manage daily tasks when and how they want them done. Inviting them into your life is a chance to create a path towards greater dignity and happiness.

In-Home Caregivers Promote Health, Activity & Nutrition

Today’s seniors have come through good years and tough years. They are grateful for what they have earned, because often they have had to fight for it along the way. The role of in-home caregivers is to help them relax and focus on what is most important to them. 

In-home caregivers provide numerous services to help people with challenges that come with age.

In-Home Caregivers Assist with Medication

A professional caregiver helps seniors take their medication as required, when required. Caregivers can also assist patients with prescription refills and pick up medicine as needed.  

Once the medication has been delivered, the caregiver will sort and measure it. They will also keep track of the patient’s medication schedule, to make sure it is taken at the right time. 

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Caregivers Help with Meal Planning & Cooking

One of the reasons why people’s health declines is because they don’t pay attention to their diet. Eating healthy can be a challenge. Planning a suitable meal, buying food, and then cooking, it can be tough when someone is coping with an age-related illness. 

However, a caregiver can help you plan, order, and prepare healthy and nutritious meals. They take can care of the grocery shopping or accompany patients to the store, so they can pick out ingredients themselves. Then patients and caregivers cook the food together. This way, meals are not only delicious, but optimize each patient’s health.

In-Home Caregivers Arrange Transportation

An in-home caregiver can schedule transportation whenever you need, whether it is for a doctor’s appointment, a family gathering, or just a change of scenery.

Caregivers Keep Your House Clean 

A person’s home is their castle, but maintaining it takes time and effort. Keeping it clean and orderly can become difficult as a person ages. An in-home caregiver helps with chores around the house, either working alongside their patients or on their own, so the patient rest or tackle something more fun or important.

Hygiene & Grooming

As people age, it becomes harder to carry out basic hygiene functions, such as bathing, brushing, or using the bathroom. When these become difficult, in-home caregivers will respectfully assist patients with hygiene and grooming, giving them whatever support they need, whether it is cleaning, shaving, or toileting. 

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Caregivers Assist with Moving & Posture 

Whether it is sleeping or sitting, stiff joints make it harder to maintain good posture as people age. They might struggle to get in and out of their bed or a chair. In this situation, caregivers can step in and help patients move smoothly from one position to the next. Movement and posture support benefits patients in other ways as well. It trains the body, getting it used to activity and exercise, which makes it easer to perform the actions they require.

In-Home Caregivers Help Senior Navigate Online

Internet, video calls, and online shopping have evolved to help keep people in touch with the world, even as it deals with the uncertainty of COVID-19. Many seniors no longer feel safe visiting stores, but do not feel comfortable with digital applications. In-home caregivers help patients utilize the internet to buy necessities or stay connected with their loved ones online.

Home Organization

As people age, it becomes easy lose track of where things are. It may be a function of memory or simply owning more items than they can reasonably keep organized. In either case, caregivers can help people keep their homes in order. First, they learn the patient’s house plan. Then they go over where and how they like keep things. Finally, they check to make sure everything is placed properly, with needed items in easy reach in every room.

Conclusion

People’s need change as they get older and in-home care caregivers can help them keep up. They provide patients with one-on-one support, making sure they are able to live as they want. Caregivers enhance quality of live and help people achieve their goals for their life ahead.  

Could you or someone you love benefit from an in-home caregiver? Find out if they are the right option by visiting Parentis Home Care

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