When a senior citizen chooses to age in place, they may be able to handle it at first, but they will eventually reach a point where they need assistance. The changes that people go through as they age can make living at home alone unsafe, which is why families should consider hiring an in-home caregiver.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides senior care services for elderly individuals in Mount Prospect, IL who have chosen to age in their homes. Our caregivers will treat your senior loved ones with respect and provide quality care that will help them live safely and comfortably
Our Trusted Caregivers
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we are dedicated to providing your loved ones with compassionate care and companionship right in their own homes. Our caregivers are licensed and highly trained to provide effective care and they will treat your loved ones with dignity and respect.
The elderly care services we provide are personalized to meet the unique care needs of your loved ones based on our in-home assessment. The care plan for your senior loved ones may include the following:
The ability to drive is a major source of independence, but many seniors lose this ability as they age. Slower reaction time, limited visibility, and cognitive limitations can make it dangerous for seniors to drive.
It is common for senior citizens to avoid driving at night or during inclement weather because they feel unsafe. When seniors give up driving, they are giving up part of their independence as they can no longer get to where they need or want to go.
Our caregivers will give your senior loved ones their independence back by providing them with transportation services. Your loved ones will never have to worry about missing a family gathering or religious service or neglecting important errands like grocery shopping.
Our caregivers can give your loved ones rides in their own cars, or in a car provided by your family. Each of our caregivers must pass a background check and show proof of auto insurance before providing your loved ones with transportation.
Falls become more common among those above the age of 65 because people lose balance and coordination as they age. Senior citizens also experience a decrease in bone density which can make falls especially dangerous. According to the National Council on Aging, most fatal and non-fatal injuries among the elderly are caused by falls.
Fortunately, it is possible to prevent falls in the home. Making some changes around the home to clear pathways and remove potential trip hazards can greatly reduce the risk of falls. When we do our initial in-home assessment, we will look for potential risks and provide you with a detailed report to help prevent falls.
Housework, such as vacuuming, dusting, and taking out the trash, involves physical activities such as bending and reaching that can be difficult for some seniors to manage. Our caregivers will help keep the home of your loved ones clean and sanitary by taking care of light housekeeping duties. We want the home to be clean and comfortable so your loved ones can feel the comfort they have always felt when at home.
Forgetting to take medications at the proper time can have a detrimental effect on your loved ones. When your loved ones do take their medications, it is possible for them to experience side effects like dizziness and drowsiness. Our caregivers will remind your loved ones to take their medication at the right times to ensure they are properly medicated. We will also look for changes in condition and report these changes to family members.
Perhaps the most important thing we can provide for your senior loved ones is companionship. Many seniors experience loneliness because their children are grown, and their friends may have passed on our live far away. At Assisting Hands, we pride ourselves on being an excellent social companion to your loved ones as well as a caregiver.
We will get to know your loved ones on a personal level and engage them in various activities to keep them mentally stimulated. This is why we put our caregivers through background checks and ensure they can provide your loved ones with compassionate care.
If your senior loved ones in Mount Prospect, IL have chosen to age in their home, contact Assisting Hands Home Care to help with our senior/ elderly care services. Our caregivers will provide excellent care and companionship to help your loved ones live comfortable, fulfilling lives in their homes after retirement.
You can reach us at (847) 462-4402 for more about our elderly care services.