Whether you are looking to maintain your independence, or are interested in personal care services for a loved one, continue reading to learn about the personal care services offered by Senior Health Care Solutions.
What Is Personal Care Service?
Personal care services refer to simple, everyday tasks that elders may struggle to manage independently. Some examples of these tasks include showering, dressing, and preparing meals. Caretakers are also able to assist those who have trouble feeding themselves. Other personal care tasks include toileting and grooming, such as cutting elders’ fingernails and toenails and guiding elders safely around their homes.
One important task that many seniors may require help with daily is taking their medication. If you struggle to remember to take the right pills at the right time of day, it may be worth having a caretaker remind you to take your medication, especially if you have health conditions that you keep under control by taking prescription medications. For example, if you require blood pressure medication, you must take them at the same time each morning.
Some elders can live independently without having to live with their children or grandchildren if caretakers visit them every day to perform tasks that they would struggle to complete on their own. Another bonus of such services is that elders can still complete tasks that they can perform independently. For example, some seniors may still be able to select the clothes they want to wear and brush their hair.
Help for Elders with Cognitive Issues
Such services are ideal for elders who have been clinically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia and may not be able to safely perform simple tasks such as bathing or eating on their own. It’s also critical for these individuals to be monitored at medication time.
Help for Those with Mobility Issues
Elders who have no cognitive issues but cannot get around their homes quickly also benefit from such services and may appreciate having a helping hand to get them dressed in the morning, shower, and safely get from their bedrooms to their lounges. For this reason, personal care services are often requested for seniors who have had severe falls or ended up in the hospital and require help while they recover. It’s important to note that while most elders end up receiving such services for the long term, it’s also possible to request personal care services temporarily.
Make Care Easier for Your Family
If personal care services weren’t readily available, family members might have to quit their jobs to care for their loved ones. However, if a family requests such services for their loved one, they’ll be able to work and take care of themselves and their families, knowing that their loved ones are well taken care of. When they do visit their loved ones, all they’ll have to focus on is spending quality time with them.
Whether you’re an elder and are struggling to perform the everyday tasks that you used to perform with ease, or you’re concerned about the ability of a loved one to take care of themselves, it’s well worth requesting more information about personal care services. Give Senior Health Care Solutions a call to learn about our personal care services.