May 26, 2016 by Leslee Bibb
If your parent or grandparent has reached that point in life when they require some additional help regarding personal care, home maintenance, and running errands, you’re probably wondering what their options are and what to expect from home care assistance.
Since there are a number of services to choose from, your first have to inform yourself about the many options available to your loved one, bearing in mind their health, age, budget, and the amount of help they need to function optimally.
Fortunately, home care assistance was designed to meet the different needs of different seniors, meaning that you select the type and amount of assistance required. Due to the fact that these kinds of services have mostly adopted a holistic approach, rest assured that your senior loved one will receive all the physical, emotional, and spiritual support they need to maintain maximum independence and lead a fulfilling life.
In terms of the services provided, home care assistance can help your parent or grandparent with personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, medicine management, transportation, and pet care. However, they also aim to enhance the social life of seniors, encouraging the elderly to remain active including having fun with their peers.
This type of home care can also help to fall proof your parent or grandparent’s house and yard in order to minimize the chances of falls and fall-related injuries.
As for health improvement, many home care assistance providers are trained to develop healthy meal plans and create physical activities and exercises. Apart from motivating your loved one to engage in regular physical activity, regardless of their mobility issues, care providers will supervise their workouts to make sure that they are performing the exercises properly and safely.