Home Health Care
When people reach a certain age, they sadly loose some ability to take care of themselves. This is often when the family of the elderly person in question decides to place the person in a residential facility. Unfortunately, this is often not desired by elderly people, as they usually prefer to remain in the comfort of their own homes and maintain some degree of independence. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was possible for your elderly loved one to remain in their own home and receive the same amount of care that a residential facility would offer? Introducing home health care!
With a home health care provider, your elderly loved one can be provided a number of any of the following services:
- Meal preparation - to ensure that they eat well-balanced meals, without the burden of preparing them themselves.
- Light housekeeping – this may include vacuuming, dusting, replacing air purifier filters, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms to include sinks, showers, tubs and toilet, cleaning kitchens, sinks, appliances, counters, taking out the trash, straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, etc.
- Incidental transportation – this may include trips to doctor appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever the person would like to go.
- Grocery shopping – the person can either have someone to go grocery shopping with or do the shopping for them, at any store the person prefers.
- Recreational activities – this may include a wide variety of activities; such as playing cards and board games, or going for walks in the park.
- Grooming and dressing guidance – this can provide the person assistance with things such as buttoning buttons, tying shoes, putting on socks, washing and combing hair, etc.
- 24-hour emergency response – this would provide the person emergency care at time of the day, on any day of the year, with a simple push of a button or a quick phone call.