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Retaining Independence With Home Care For Elderly

You may be wondering what types of services are provided by home care companies.

Today’s seniors are living longer and are more active than at any other time in history. Many are spending time traveling, engaging in sports or other leisure activities and becoming involved in their communities. Some are even working at part-time jobs or have developed entirely new second careers. Most have no desire to relinquish their independence by moving into an assisted living facility prematurely. The truth is is that it shouldn’t have to be that way. With the right home care for elderly service, seniors can remain living comfortably at home for decades after they retire from the work force.

You may be wondering what types of services are provided by home care companies. Home care professionals taylor a plan based on the individual needs of the specific clients. For instance, if your elderly parents have difficulties performing basic household cleaning chores, a home care worker can be scheduled to come in on a regular basis and clean as needed. Examples of household duties that a home care worker may have are vacuumming, sweeping and mopping, doing dishes, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and doing laundry. Meal prepartion is also a common chore performed by home care workers.

Home care workers can also provide your parents with transportation to social events, shopping centers and medical appointments. Many seniors find that driving is difficult for them, so it is a great help to them to have someone available to drive them where they need to go.

Personal care and grooming are also performed by home care workers on an as-needed basis. For instance, if an elderly person needs help bathing, taking a shower, doing his or her hair or getting dressed, home care workers can help them with these things. They can also offer medication reminders and provide one of the most necessary components of anyone’s life: companionship. Many home care providers develop special bonds with their senior friends that last for years.

Basically, home care companies provide services that help elderly people live quality lives while remaining independent in their own homes. If you have questions about how we can serve you, feel free to contact us for a consultation at your convenience. Heartwarming Care is a University Place business and locally owned.

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