Everyone needs help at one time or another. Some people need a little bit of help getting to their appointments or enjoy company when they go out for lunch. Other people need help with their personal care or general assistance in their home. Support may have different timelines: temporary, after hospitalization or fall; or long-term, due to a chronic illness or diagnosis.
Regardless of the situation, a caregiver may be the answer.
A caregiver is a trained professional who provides many different levels of assistance to an individual, catering to their needs and preferences. A home health aide is a caregiver who is certified by the Department of Health. Their curriculum is extensive and includes education regarding communication, confidentiality, diversity, health systems, family situations, mental health, physical disabilities, personal care, diet, injury prevention, and many other areas.
While home care services mainly occur in the home, they may also happen in a facility like a hospital, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, or adult daycare centers. Services include companionship, transfer assistance, help with walking, bathing assistance, help with dressing, housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, or as an escort to appointments and running errands.
If you are a son or a daughter with an elderly parent. A niece, nephew or neighbor trying to do the right thing for your loved one. If you feel you may not be able to provide all of the necessary care to fulfill your loved one’s needs. A caregiver can bridge this gap and help ensure that care is met.
If you have determined your loved one needs help with their day to day activities, you may be wondering “What is the next step?”
A licensed home care service agency, like True Care, can provide you and your loved one with a trained caregiver and a care team to meet and address all of your loved one's needs. A registered nurse creates an individualized plan of care, based on the specific needs of the patient. Care is provided in the comfort of your loved one’s home where they can be as independent as possible.
A licensed and trained caregiver at home encourages better health and happiness for your loved one. It is the perfect option for anyone who wants to remain independent. Home care is the solution to keeping your loved one safe, happy, and in control of their care.