Personal care is intended to help seniors keep up with the activities of daily living. When aging or illness interferes with the capacity to care for themselves and their home, the risk of accidental injury or overexertion arises. Whether your parents are healthy, partially disabled, or bed-ridden, your professional caregiver contributes as much as they need. Personal caregivers make meals and do laundry, drive your folks to the store, and carry items that are bulky or heavy, so they don’t have to.
Supervising health conditions is a personal-care priority of the RN case managers. Medication schedules and trips to the doctor’s office are easier to manage with some help. Personal caregivers will get to know your parents’ physical and mental strengths and weaknesses, letting them do what they are able while keeping an eye out for trouble, such as accidental slips and falls or poor eating habits.
Seniors who are not mobile or in a weakened state can gain assistance in bathing, getting around the house and yard, moving from wheelchair or bed to the toilet, and more. The great value of this professional service is the personalized nature of it, and the adaptability of the caregivers to each senior’s situation.
A daily or weekly home care routine ensures assistance without the burdensome special requests that many seniors don’t want to impose on to friends and family. Licensed home health agencies provide in-home personal care, homemaker/companion services and skilled nursing is available from private duty agencies.
Our counselors and RNs at Partners in Healthcare are available to talk with you about your in-home care needs including how to reduce caregiver stress while providing better, affordable care. We are a senior care agency providing elder care in Orlando, 407-788-9393.
Hank Charpentier, BSB, MBA, MA, Certified Senior Adviser