When most people think of in-home caregiving, they imagine the basic essentials: a helping hand with bathing, dressing, grooming, and cooking. Certainly, caregivers can provide for all of your loved one’s daily needs to keep them comfortable and safe. But in addition to the services your loved one can’t do without, did you know there are many more tips for making the most of in-home care services? You may be surprised to learn about all the benefits your loved one can enjoy!
Get Personalized, One-On-One Care
One of the most significant benefits of in-home care is a caregiver’s ability to give your loved one personalized attention. In an assisted living facility or other group care settings, support staff likely won’t have the time for the personal focus that many care recipients might prefer. This may increase a person’s feelings of isolation and result in potential health issues going unnoticed for longer. With an in-home caregiver, you can tailor your loved one’s care to meet their exact need. You know that they’ll have a helpful and attentive person on hand to note any changes in behavior or other warning signs that might warrant a trip to the doctor. If your loved one has particular preferences or accommodations, an in-home caregiver can adapt to them with greater ease than the staff at a larger facility. Overall, in-home care is far more personalized.
Try New Meals
Most people know that caregivers help with cooking and cleaning. But did you know that caregivers can also assist with meal planning for healthier, nutritious eating? Unfortunately, many seniors struggle in their later years to get enough to eat. This is partially because seniors tend to have a reduced sense of taste, in addition to side effects from medication. However, a caregiver can help create a meal plan tailored to your loved one’s preferences and experiment with foods that might make eating easier.
Get Out And About
Though the term “in-home caregiver” might suggest that everything a caregiver can offer is limited to the scope of your home, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, if you aren’t utilizing your caregiver to get out of the house, you’re not making the most of your caregiving services! A caregiver can be extremely helpful in providing transportation to events and activities, which can help your loved one expand their social circle and avoid isolation. In addition, caregivers can be a companion while your loved one goes for walks, assisting with safety concerns and ensuring your loved one doesn’t suffer a fall. With the benefits that trying new hobbies and going for walks can provide, you should ensure you’re getting out and about with your caregiver.
Stay In Touch
Staying in touch with your loved one and their caregiver is key to making the most of in-home care services. Scheduling a routine check-in helps you make sure you know how your loved one is doing and whether your caregiver has any recommendations for their care.
Are You Making the Most of In-Home Care Services?
In-home caregivers offer a wide variety of benefits. While you can certainly get by with the basics, you’re not making the most of your in-home care services until you explore all the personalized ways an in-home caregiver can improve your loved one’s quality of life. Compared to many other options, an in-home caregiver can offer the best in companionship, essential care, and quality of life improvements. Working with an in-home caregiver isn’t just about maintaining your loved one’s standard of living; it’s about helping them to thrive in their golden years. At Generations Home Care, we want to help make that dream a reality.
About Generations Home Care
Generations Home Care personalized in-home care and support services help those recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, living with a chronic disease, or dealing with the natural process of aging. We help people live a fuller, healthier, and independent life.
Our caregivers are trained in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended COVID-19 safety precautions. We offer levels of care ranging from companionship, to respite for the primary family caregiver, to homemaking services, to assistance with activities of daily living, to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Generations Home Care takes a holistic approach and emphasizes a consistent, client-centered plan of care.
Our Specialty Services Include:
- Rehab or hospital-to-home programs for safe discharge.
- Short-term post-operative care during recovery periods.
- Non-medical life management services for people with chronic conditions.
- Veteran’s connection to care program.
- Live-in services and couples care.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 602-595-HOME (4663) or by filling out the contact form on our website.