More senior citizens are choosing to age in the comfort of their own homes when they reach retirement than leave to receive care elsewhere. Choosing to age in place allows seniors more independence in their daily lives. Some seniors can take care of themselves for a while after retirement, but there usually comes a time when they will need help to live safely at home. As people get older, they experience changes that can make living at home difficult. If you have senior relatives who have chosen to age at home, hiring an in-home caregiver can help immensely.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide senior care services for those aging in place in Wheeling, IL. Our caregivers are highly trained and will provide your loved ones with the care, compassion, and respect they deserve so they can safely live their golden years at home.
Trusted Home Caregivers
It is our mission to provide you or your loved ones with dedicated, compassionate care to help you age in place. We view ourselves as more than just your caregivers, we want to connect with our clients on a personal level and be their companion while providing them with excellent care. Each of our caregivers have undergone background checks and they are licensed and insured.
Our elderly care services are customized to accommodate the unique care needs of you or your loved ones. A member of our staff will conduct an evaluation of your loved one’s care needs within their home and work with them to form a complete home care plan. We consult with those who need care as well as their families when forming the plan to ensure that the care plan works for everyone.
Your elderly care plan can include the following services:
Driving gives people the independence to go where they need to go at virtually any time. As people get older, driving often becomes unsafe as limited visibility, slow reaction time, and even cognitive issues begin to settle in. Even though it is safer for some seniors to give up driving, they are still losing some of their independence when they give up their keys.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we can return some of this independence by providing transportation services for seniors who no longer drive. Our caregivers will make sure your senior loved ones get to family parties, doctor appointments, and religious services. We will also assist with important errands including grocery shopping and prescription pickups.
Your loved ones have the option of riding in the car of the caregiver or in the family car. The caregivers who provide these services each have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
Those over the age of 65 may experience a loss of balance and coordination which make falls more likely. A fall can also lead to a serious injury as senior citizens generally experience a decrease in bone density. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among senior citizens.
Our caregivers will help prevent falls in the home by keeping walkways free of obstacles and guiding your loved ones through the home. We look for fall risks during the initial safety assessment of the home and our caregivers will make sure to reduce these risks and help keep the home safe.
Seniors with limited mobility may not be able to handle certain chores around the home like they used to. Tasks such as emptying trash, sweeping, and vacuuming involve physical activity. Our caregivers will take care of light housekeeping tasks to keep the home clean and tidy. It is important for your loved ones to live in a clean and comfortable home.
Forgetting to take medication, or taking it at the wrong time, can have adverse effects that will put your loved ones in the hospital. Our caregivers will make sure your loved ones take the proper dosage of their medication at the right time and we can help them if they experience side effects. We will also let family members know of any changes in their condition.
The most important aspect of our elderly care services is the companionship that we provide for our clients. It is common for senior citizens to be lonely, especially if they live far from their families. Our caregivers will provide your loved ones with the companionship they need and be their friend as well as their caregiver.
Our caregivers will have conversations with your loved ones to get to know them on a personal level and engage them in their favorite hobbies and activities. When we choose a caregiver for your loved ones, we make sure that we assign someone who has the personality type to get along with your loved ones and become their trusted companion.
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care if you have elderly loved ones in Wheeling, IL who could benefit from our senior care services. Our caregivers will provide the care and companionship they need and keep the home clean so they can age in place safely and comfortably.
Give us a call at (847) 462-4402 to learn more.