Assisting Hands is a home care provider accredited by the Illinois Department of public health to send trained, dependable home care aides to your home to assist with activities of daily living. This non-medical healthcare service allows your loved one to maintain their independence in their own home.
The first step to finding out if home care is right for you is an in-home assessment provided by our local owner or nurse on staff. During the evaluation, we will determine the extent to which your loved one needs assistance with Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Daily Living. We then will match the right caregiver for your needs. All of our home care aides are trained to assist with all the activities of daily living presented below.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are those activities are the most basic needs of an individual:
Bathing and showering
Personal hygiene and grooming
Transferring (helping in and out of bed, getting into a chair, car, etc.)
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are basic self-care tasks, not necessary for survival, but allow an individual to maintain their independence.
Shopping for groceries, clothing, toiletries
Use of a telephone