When your loved one is in need of caregiving, there are a lot of different needs to be met. Some needs require medical assistance. Others are non-medical activities.
In home care is non-medical care provided in a person’s home or residence. It provides assistance with all kinds of activities, such as eating, personal hygiene, medication reminders, or transportation services to meetings and appointments.
In home caregivers are professionally trained to ensure they maintain a safe and healthy environment for your loved one at all times. Their jobs are to ensure your loved one’s safety when you aren’t around.
Even though in home caregivers may be with your loved one a significant part of the day, they aren’t personal assistants or an extra set of hands. There is a limitation to what can be expected of their services.
For example, an in home caregiver can remind a person to take their medication, but they aren’t medically trained and can’t administer medication. You will need a medical practitioner to administer for special needs.
Likewise, an in home caregiver might clean up the kitchen after making your loved one lunch. But their job isn’t to give the kitchen a thorough cleaning. They aren’t housekeeping ready to keep the home clean.
Where in home care excels is providing your loved one with one on one care. Assisted living facilities can never do that. The ratio of trained caregivers to patients is always many to one. With in home care, your loved one receives undivided attention. If a caregiver is in their home, your loved one is receiving individualized care. That means whatever they want or need, an in home caregiver will provide. That can change every day. They can provide transportation to doctor’s appointments one day, and take them out to lunch with friends on another.
And because your loved one remains in the comfort of their own home, chances are they remain happier and healthier longer. It’s the most economical way of ensuring all of your loved one’s needs are met.
Wondering what in home care can do for your family? The best place to start is with an initial consultation. Schedule your today.