5 Ways Home Health Aides Really Do Help the Whole Family

Home Health AidesIt does not matter whether the patient is an elderly senior or someone recovering from a surgical procedure. Dedicated and compassionate Home Health Aides can provide personalized care and support so patients can remain at home. The services can be completed in short shift sessions. Or the patient can receive care during the entire day or night. These caregivers are certified and screened before they enter into your home. This way you will feel secure while they are assisting you.

When you hire a home health aide, you can expect the caregiver to assist you with different activities depending on your needs or your loved one’s needs.

Personal Care/Bathing and Grooming

One of the most common responsibilities of Home Health Aides is to assist patients with personal care tasks such as bathing and grooming. Highly-trained aides provide assistance while also allowing the patient to remain independent. Our greatest commitment is to respecting your loved one’s privacy and dignity.

Meal Preparation

Further, a Home Health Aide tends to all of the patient’s dietary needs. The caregivers can provide assistance with grocery shopping and also prepare and cook meals needed. They will adhere to any nutritional restrictions set in place by the patient’s physician while also accommodating the patient’s food preferences.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care

Patients who have dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairment diseases deserve compassionate, sensitive care from people who understand the special needs they have. The aides who provide this care receive specialized training to provide quality care.

Medication Reminders

A Home Health Aide cannot administer medication. However, the aide can monitor the patient’s medications and remind the patient to take their medication on schedule.

Light Housekeeping

A Home Health Aide will ensure that your loved one’s home is clean and tidy. The aide will also check the home periodically for safety. Having a caregiver who can complete these tasks is a major relief for those who have mobility or vision impairments.

If you are interested in having a companion and personal care assistant in your home to help with your daily tasks, consider hiring a Home Health Aide. These professionals provide the best care so staying at home is no longer a dream, but a reality.

You do not want to allow just anyone to enter your home. Contact Evergreen and learn how our services can help you find a caregiver that is personable, screened and compassionate.

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