In-home health care can be very beneficial during anytime of the year, but it can be especially helpful during the holiday season.
In-Home Health Care Improves Lives In A Number Of Ways.
When we first think of healthcare, we often associate the idea with healthcare workers treating people who suffer from an ailment, doctors diagnosing diseases, nurses administering medication, and so on. But that’s actually only a small portion of healthcare. A lot of healthcare is provided by caregivers who help their clients in a number of different ways.
Some of what caregivers do is to provide personal care. Personal care helps seniors accomplish the activities of daily living. These are tasks that we all must do to take care of ourselves. Such tasks include taking care of our teeth or dentures, using the toilet, showering or bathing, and eating meals. Caregivers can help with all these tasks and more.
Companionship Care Provides Valuable Services During The Winter Holidays.
We’ve gone over personal care, but personal care is not really a choice. If an elderly person needs help taking care of themselves, they need that care just as much in June as they do in December. However, companionship and homemaking care are services that can be even more helpful around the holidays.
Companionship services help seniors improve and maintain their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The holiday season can be very hard on people, especially for seniors who can’t be with family or friends for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, or New Year’s. Especially if they’re alone because Covid-19 has disrupted their traditional plans. Companion caregivers can keep seniors company during this difficult time and even help them call or video chat with loved ones.
Homemaking Services Can Make The Holidays A Lot Easier.
Homemaking services are intended to help seniors manage their homes. Household chores like vacuum cleaning and scrubbing kitchen countertops are often exhausting and even painful for seniors, so having a caregiver manage these chores can make their lives a lot easier. Caregivers can also run errands, such as grocery shopping and picking up medication.
During the holidays, many seniors and their families choose to add or increase homemaking services. If you’re hosting a Christmas or New Year’s Eve event, and you’re a senior, you could really benefit from having somebody to help.
If you would like to learn more about in-home health care services, please get in touch with us via our website or call (888) 963-9133. We can help you host the perfect Hanukkah dinner, escort you to Christmas Eve mass, help make your Orthodox Christmas go smoothly, or make any holiday celebration or get-together of your go smoothly and easily.