Elderly home care services are varied and wide ranging. If you or an elderly loved one are considering care services, here are some of the most useful.
Elderly Home Care Services Help The Elderly Care For Their Homes.
Not all elderly home care services are about caring for a senior directly. Sometimes it’s more about making their lives easier, more convenient, and safer. Many seniors can look after themselves all right, but managing their homes is difficult. Lugging around vacuum cleaners, going up and down stairs with laundry baskets, and certain errands like grocery shopping are often tiring, painful, and even dangerous for seniors.
With homemaking care, a caregiver will visit a client in their own home and help with all these chores and more. This has several benefits. First, it makes life easier for the client. And second, it gets them used to elderly care. Transitioning from homemaking care to personal care is a lot easier for a senior than going from no care to personal care cold.
Personal Care Helps The Elderly Take Care Of Themselves.
We all must take care of ourselves by completing the Activities of Daily Living. These include, what are for most able-bodied young people, mundane tasks that don’t require much thought. But getting in and out of bed, dental or denture care, using the toilet, showering, getting around, and eating can be very difficult and occasionally even impossible tasks for many seniors. A personal caregiver visits seniors in their homes and helps them take care of themselves.
Mental Health Is A Big Part Of Elderly Care Services, Too.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. While we can often see the physical challenges seniors face, their mental challenges are harder to notice. But many seniors live far away from family and friends and become lonely, depressed, and isolated from the outside world. Others suffer from neurodegenerative diseases that make mental functions increasingly difficult.
Companionship caregivers visit seniors and spend time with them. They have conversations, play card and board games with them, and encourage them to socialize with the outside world. They can also monitor their mental health and recommend if they think specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care is necessary.
Executive Care offers elderly home care services. We offer all the services mentioned in this article and more, such as in-home skilled nursing care and live-in care in which a caregiver can actually live in the home of their client. To learn more about elderly home care services, or about any of our many other services, please contact us via our website or call (888) 963-9133.