A referred caregiver can provide many valuable services, from caring for ailments to light cooking and cleaning, but most important of all is companionship. While most families would love be able to spend more time with their aging relatives, outside obligations can create a conflict that leaves little time for socializing. Unfortunately, this can be very stressful for both families and aging loved ones, creating mutual feelings of anxiety.
An experienced caregiver is more than simply an extra set of hands around the house. Caregivers are also companions, who can take time to listen, go along on shopping trips or errands, and even play games or read together. In addition to supporting physical health, caregivers also support emotional well-being by fulfilling a need for friendship, attention, and engagement.
As industry professionals, the caregivers know that a healthy environment is so much more than clean laundry and a refrigerator full of food. By providing encouragement for favorite activities, participating in beloved past times, and ensuring interactions with the outside world, caregivers can help their clients live full, healthy lives.
- Assisting with personal hygiene
- Assistance with exercises
- Errands and Grocery Shopping
- Laundry and linen change
- Light housekeeping
- Meal Preparation and help with feeding
- Medication Reminders
- Escorting the clients to appointments and activities
- Helping client with mobility issues and transferring
- Respite care
- Reporting client status and changes to family members and professionals