What is Included in Senior Home Care?

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Although it is difficult to accept, most people will require some type of care or assistance after the age of 65. Getting older isn’t easy and everyday tasks such as household maintenance, personal care even transportation can be challenging. If the idea of moving to an assisted living facility doesn’t appeal to you and aging in place is your goal, then home care services might be your best option. There are a variety of services that Assisting Hands Senior Care can offer. Here are a few of the many services that an in home caregiver can offer to you or your loved ones:

Personal Care

When you hire an in home caregiver, you can receive help with many of the activities of daily life such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation or even cleaning. As you age, your memory can also deteriorate, so having a caregiver to provide assistance with taking blood pressure or offering medication reminders can make a world of difference. Whether it’s a few hours a day or 24/7 care, a caregiver will be available to help you with your specific needs.

A caregiver feeding a senior man sitting on a sofa.

Household Maintenance

Staying on top of the chores and tasks to keep a household running smoothly takes a lot of work. Having a helping hand available can mean the difference between aging in place and having to move to an assisted living facility. In home caregivers will aid with laundry, cleaning, shopping, gardening and can even help you keep up with bills and appointments.

A bucket of cleaning supplies sitting atop a wood countertop.

Transportation

As you age, getting around becomes more difficult and in some cases, an assisting hand is needed. Instead of trying to make trips to the store and pharmacy, an in home caregiver can do it for you. Any errands or trips to the store, post office, barbershops, or doctors’ offices can be made by or with a caregiver. Just about anywhere that you or your senior family member needs to go, a caregiver can help out.

A caregiver getting groceries for their senior.

Companionship

According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, loneliness and isolation are associated with a higher risk of mortality in elderly adults. Essentially, seniors are much more likely to live longer if they have companionship or friendship. Even if you are still able to perform the household duties and run errands, sometimes all you need is someone to talk to for an hour or two every day. Having a caregiver tailored to fit around your schedule can give you a feeling of meaning and worth.

A caregiver giving companionship to an elderly man.

In the end, hiring a caregiver for Home Care Pearland is a simple process for those wanting to age in place in their own home.  Assisting Hands Home Care Pearland is proud to be able to offer a free consultation to discuss this option.