“There’s no place like home” isn’t only the most famous line from one of the all-time classics, “The Wizard of Oz,” it’s also the mantra of an overwhelming majority of seniors. Many older adults are reluctant to leave their homes because of the comfort and familiarity they enjoy with the people and possessions there. As the senior population continues to grow through the coming-of-age of the baby boomers, the demand for in-home services is also increasing. While many families can help their aging loved ones remain at home by offering some assistance with daily living activities, they often need additional help as a family member’s needs increase.
In-Home Care Services
The types and quantity of services seniors need varies by individual. Some home care agencies offer prospective clients a free in-home consultation and create a personalized care plan to best meet a family’s requirements.
Included in that care plan, you might find some of the following services:
Personal Care and Grooming
It’s common for seniors to find it increasingly difficult to perform activities of daily living and self-care. Caregivers help with grooming and personal care activities, including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, dressing, and transferring from a bed to a chair and back.
Caregivers provide more than just living assistance to seniors. They create personal relationships and become a welcome companion.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
People who have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia must receive the required care in their homes, so they feel safe and comfortable. Caregivers can provide effective care for those suffering from memory loss.
Transportation and Errands
When seniors are forced to stop driving, they lose some of their freedom. Caregivers help older adults maintain their independence by helping them run errands, go to the grocery store, and keep their doctors’ appointments.
Many seniors can’t cook for themselves as frequently as they once did. Caregivers can prepare nutritious meals and ensure seniors are following their dietary restrictions.
Caregivers perform light housekeeping tasks like dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, and laundry.
After Surgery Home Care
It can be stressful and difficult for seniors to return home after surgery or a hospital stay. Caregivers help people with their post-surgery recovery to prevent setbacks and readmissions.
Caregivers provide respite care, which gives family members a chance to rest and recharge their batteries.
Overnight Home Care
Families sometimes feel uneasy about leaving their loved ones home overnight because they may need assistance in an emergency. In that case, caregivers arrive in the evening and stay until morning to provide overnight care services.
Live-In Caregivers / 24-Hour Home Care
Some seniors require live-in services and around-the-clock care. Home care agencies will utilize several caregivers to meet the needs of a senior needing continuous care.
Dependable Senior Care in Broward and Palm Beach
If you have an aging family member living in Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, and the surrounding areas that needs help, Dependable Senior Care is here for you. We’re happy to visit with you and your loved ones and put a care plan in place that will help them age with dignity at home. Call us today at (800) 500-9192.