Your mother or father may not be ill or cognitively impaired, but over time some of the everyday tasks that he or she once did independently may become more involved. It’s not that your mother is no longer cleaning her home, but her eyesight may not be as clear and focused, and she may be missing not only specs of dust, but many other items that may cause unsanitary issues if left uncleaned.
Your dad, on the other hand, may never have learned to do laundry or cook a meal and now after many years of being cared for by his loving wife, he is lost and needs extra help.
How Caregivers Can Help at Home
Home care providers have a variety of different experiences to provide care. Some are excellent companions and will be the force behind motivating your parent to accept help or learn new skills. During the aging process, many seniors experience changes beyond their physical wellness. Some must begin thinking about downsizing, or the realities of losing a spouse or close friends. Many find themselves feeling a little out of touch with the world as it seems to be changing too fast them. This is where a care provider can offer real personal benefits for seniors.
Assisting Hands Home Care in Fort Myers, FL will assess your parent’s needs and include them in the discussion of care options. Simple home care options may include help with meal prep and light housekeeping or laundry. Mom or Dad may need transportation to and from appointments or the caregiver may run errands such as grocery shopping for your loved one.
As your parent’s companion, a caregiver may be Mom or Dad’s medication reminder or support guide, filling pill containers and ensuring all medicines are taken as needed. Or they may provide transport to and from doctor’s appointments. Home care providers play a pivotal part in the lives of aging parents and their family members.
Get a Free Consultation
Assisting Hands Home Care offers a number of home care services to benefit you or your elderly loved one at home. Check out our full list of home care services and give us a call at (239) 221-6326 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, FL and the surrounding areas.