You’ve decided your mom or dad can age at home safely, but only if there’s some help. The next step is to decide what kinds of care are needed. Here’s a closer look into the home care services you should explore.
Most seniors who want to age at home need care services of some form. Look at your mom or dad’s living situation and figure out what they can’t handle. If your mom no longer drives, transportation is necessary. Maybe your dad can’t cook, and that’s where meal preparation and grocery shopping services can help.
Caregivers also come to your mom or dad’s house and help get laundry done, make the beds, and change towels. You can arrange to have a trained professional help with dusting and vacuuming. If your parent is capable of these activities of daily living, you can hire caregivers to simply be there to keep your parent company. The latter will help eliminate feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Personal Care Services
Your parent may not need this aspect of care yet, but the day may come. Personal care covers a lot of non-medical care service. If your mom or dad is on a prescription medication but often forgets to take it, medication reminders help. If getting out of bed is challenging, there are caregivers who can come and make sure your parent gets out of bed, into the bathroom, and in and out of the shower.
If your dad loved to go work in his garden but now requires a walker, a caregiver could go outside with him, set up a garden chair, and help out by handing tools or emptying a wheelbarrow. A caregiver can join your mom on walks out to the mailbox and back.
You Set the Schedule
Caregivers are available as often as you need. You might feel your mom needs help every day, in which case let the agency know. If you only want your dad to have help with housework each week, weekly caregiver visits are easy to arrange. If needs change, a home care agency adjusts services for you.
Call a home care agency today. You’ll get answers to your questions, get to talk about the best care plan for your parent, and set up a schedule that meets your needs. With caregivers helping your mom or dad around the house, you’ll stop worrying and focus on your own work duties and tasks.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of a professional caregiver in Scottsdale, AZ or the surrounding areas, please contact the professional team at Devoted Guardians Home Care. Call today at (800) 699-4781 or (480) 999-3012.
Aaron spent 5 years working for Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona right out of college until he ventured off on his own. Aaron has owned and operated successful small businesses for the past 10 years.
Aaron is currently the CEO and owner of Devoted Guardians a Non-Medical In Homecare Agency covering the entire Phoenix valley. Aaron has been CEO since 2012 and running businesses since 2005.
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