Can I Get the Senior Services I Need in My Home?

Senior Care Services In Home

Senior citizens are an exceptionally diverse demographic with diverse needs and concerns. The term “senior” is not well defined. In can denote anybody as young as 55 to as old as…well, as old as a human can be. When we discuss senior services, we’re discussing a vast array of different services. Because of this, nursing homes and retirement facilities can struggle to accommodate everybody. Not everybody in a senior care facility will need the same level of care, so it can be difficult to find exactly what you need. That’s why home care services are so great. But what kinds of senior care services can you get in home?

Home care services

Beyond the massive convenience factor of not having to move out of your own home, the great advantage of home care services is that they are tailor made to suit the senior in question. There is no “one size fits all” plan that the caregivers will try to fit all their clients into. Each caregiver follows a routine and plan that is designed to help the specific senior in question, whether their needs.

The variety of services

At Executive Care, we pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive array of home care services around. Whether you or your elderly family member needs just a little help running errands and taking care of their homes, personal care to help them perform the activities of daily living, intense around the clock care, or something as simple as companion care to help to keep them connected to the outside world, Executive Care can help you. Our home care services include:

Companion Care

  • Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • Talking, listening and sharing experiences
  • Playing games/cards and reading
  • Helping keep clients in contact with family, friends, and the outside world
  • Providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, and errands
  • Accompanying clients to recreational and/or social events
  • Writing or typing letters/correspondence
  • Organizing and reading mail
  • Teaching/performing meal planning and preparation
  • Performing light housekeeping
  • Accompanying clients on walks
  • Reminding clients to take medication
  • Reminding clients to start or finish their meals

Homemaking Services

  • Making/changing beds
  • Dusting
  • Washing dishes, pots, pans and utensils
  • Cleaning kitchen counters and appliances
  • Cleaning inside refrigerator
  • Gathering up trash from inside the home and putting it out for pick up
  • Cleaning bathroom fixtures
  • Sweeping/vacuuming and mopping floors
  • Vacuuming carpets and upholstery
  • Doing laundry
  • Overseeing meal planning and preparation
  • Cleaning up after meals
  • Assisting with diet plans and reinforcing diet maintenance
  • Transporting clients to doctors, clinics, errands, shopping and outings
  • Shopping for groceries and cleaning supplies
  • Performing errands
  • Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support

Personal care

  • Assisting with eating, bathing, using bath equipment, dental/denture care, grooming, and hair care
  • Assisting with bowel regularity, self-administered medications, basic skin care and nail maintenance
  • Emptying or changing external urinary collecting devices, including catheter bags
  • Providing colostomy care and emptying ostomy bag
  • Assistance with urinals, bedpans and/or commodes
  • Providing bowel and bladder incontinence care
  • Encouraging clients to perform normal body movements and to follow prescribed exercise programs
  • Assisting with positioning in bed, wheelchair and other chairs
  • Assisting with transferring to/from bed, wheelchair, toilet and chair

Executive Care also offers live in care, in which a caregiver lives in the home with the senior(s) to provide around the clock care. We also offer specialized care for seniors with specific conditions and can arrange for in home visits from registered nurses. If you would like to learn more about our home care services, please contact us today.

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