Do you have an elder in your life that needs assistance with daily tasks that have become too difficult for he or she to complete alone? Although some family members would just send their elderly loved one to a nursing home or assisted care facility, you prefer to have your loved one remain in the home so he or she can be around family. You cannot be there to provide assistance with the simple tasks such as bathing, but in home personal services offer non-medical care for those daily tasks that have become too difficult for your loved one.
You will also be reassured that your loved one will have companionship when you are not able to be there. These types of services can ensure that your loved one is comfortable while remaining at home.
Determine How Much Your Loved One Will Need the Services
Does your loved one need someone to be there 24 hours a day, or does your loved one only need in home personal services for a few hours a week? Caregivers who provide these services can be hired to live in the home so you can have a peace of mind knowing that your loved one is not being neglected. This is the perfect solution for family members who work long hours or who travel out of town regularly.
Maybe your elderly loved one only needs assistance during the day. This type of care can be provided by the hour.
How In Home Personal Caregivers Can Assist You and Your Elderly Loved One
Even though the caregiver will not be providing medical assistance, your loved one can get assistance with simple things. This assistance will allow him or her to maintain a feeling of independence. Some of the services include:
- Monitoring nutritional intake
- Mobility assistance
- Personal care
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
As previously stated, in home personal services do not include medical tasks. However, if your loved one needs medical assistance, the caregiver can take your loved one to the hospital or call emergency personnel. If you or someone you love need assistance, and family members are not able to provide the necessary assistance, consider in home personal care services.
Evergreen Private Care provides consistent, caring and professional care for clients in the Houston area. Contact us today for a free consultation.