In our last blog, we shared some tips for initiating a conversation with your elderly loved one about bringing in an in-home caregiver to keep him safe and enhance the quality of his life. Once your loved one is on board with the idea, what happens next? We’ve outlined below six key areas where home care assistance can transform life for a frail, elderly person from frustrating to fulfilling.
Regular or Light Housekeeping: Household chores on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, including things like vacuuming, doing dishes, laundry, changing beds, and dusting.
- Companionship: Includes help for those who are living alone as well as supervision for safety for those who are confused or have memory loss, as well as meal preparation.
- Personal Care: Bathing, toileting, eating, dressing, grooming, walking, getting out of bed or a chair, being lifted, and providing medication reminders.
- Nighttime Care: Assistance with getting out of bed to the toilet during the night, or when dementia causes “sundowning”.
- Transportation: Assistance with getting out for activities, shopping, medical appointments, etc.
- Geriatric Care Management: Ongoing household management that falls outside of the services of a direct care provider, including moving into another living arrangement and the closing up of a household.
Whether your loved one could benefit from a little extra help just a few hours per visit, or needs 24-hour, around-the-clock care, North River Home Care is here to help. Visit our website for more details on the services we offer to improve the quality of life for seniors in Massachusetts, or call us at 781-659-1366 to discuss how we can meet your specific needs.