Learn about senior personal care by reading some frequently asked questions about this type of care and discover how it can help you or an elderly loved one.
1. What Is Senior Personal Care?
Senior personal care is a care service that caregivers provide to seniors. With these services, caregivers physically help seniors and assist them in improving and maintaining their health. This often takes the form of personal caregivers helping their clients with the activities of daily living.
2. What Are The Activities Of Daily Living?
The activities of daily living are everyday acts of self-care that we all do. For young people who don’t have any disabilities, these tasks are simple and don’t require a second thought. Such activities include getting in and out of bed, dental and denture care, showering or bathing, and preparing and eating meals. All these tasks and similar ones are necessary to live one’s life healthily and safely. Personal caregivers help seniors do just that.
3. Where Can I Get Senior Personal Care?
Personal care is offered in senior care communities. These communities include nursing homes, assisted living communities, and Alzheimer’s and dementia care homes. Seniors live in these communities with other seniors and the staff there provides the necessary care to each resident.
Personal care is also available in the private homes of seniors. Executive Care offers in-home senior personal care services. Our caregivers visit seniors in their homes and help them live their lives. Caregivers can visit weekly, daily, or even multiple times a day. It all depends on the client’s needs and what works best for their schedule.
4. What Senior Personal Care Services Are Offered In-Home?
At Executive Care, some of our in-home personal care services include:
- Assistance with bathing, including safe bathroom entry and exit
- Help with personal hygiene
- Planning and cooking meals
- Dressing assistance
- Medication reminders
- Physical help with walking and positioning
- Help with mobility aids like canes and walkers
- Incontinence care
5. Is Senior Personal Care Expensive?
Seniors who need personal care need personal care. It’s not an elective option. The major question most families face is whether moving into a senior care community or in-home care is the best option for the senior and the whole family. There are numerous factors to consider when making this decision, but money is always a concern. In most situations, in-home senior personal care is more affordable. With in-home care, you only pay for the services you receive. At a senior care community, you must pay rent and fees to help finance the entire facility.