Home Making Services
This type of services include all the necessary things needed to be done in managing and maintaining one’s home, such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, utilities checks, garbage disposal, and watering indoor plants.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
It is the hope of every senior to age comfortably and safely in his own home, and this includes even those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. With home care for elderly, even those with Alzheimer’s can stay in their home safely and comfortably. Just make sure you hire caregivers who have received training and experience in providing in home care for Alzheimer patients. Some of the services that they should be able to provide are:
Helping the senior in communication Providing assistance with grooming or dressing Ensuring home safety through some measures that can help prevent driving away or wandering Providing healthy meal planning for a healthier eating habits Providing respite care for the patient’s loved ones. Personal Care.
This is to provide assistance with personal hygiene, hairdressing, nail care, dressing up, or applying make-up. Good caregivers are those who keep the best interests of seniors their top priority.
This includes helping in opening medication containers, reminding senior clients to take their prescribed medications, and reading labels.
This includes specialized Care Management Services for seniors requiring Geriatric, Oncology, Psychiatric, Palliative Care Hospice, and Post-Surgical care. The care managers can provide a wide-ranging oversight of every aspect of home care for elderly people, and this includes placement services, planning and managing the delivery of skilled services and in-home care, support for long distance services, and crisis intervention. In general, RN care managers have adequate training and enough experience to make them able to quickly identify and seek treatment anytime there are changes in the health condition of their senior client and which could lead to crisis situations.
What most weak and ill seniors need are good nutrition for their body to heal quickly and fluid to prevent dehydration. This is why when they are too sick to eat or drink, they’ll need to be fed via G tube to ensure that their body gets enough nutrition. Caregivers often perform this under the training and supervision of registered nurses.
The above services are just some of the aspects of home care for elderly clients. Whichever type of services, your senior loved one needs depend mainly on his condition. It is important therefor that you determine his specific needs before contacting a caregiver to work with him.