Survey after survey has shown that seniors overwhelmingly prefer to live in their home as long as possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made “aging in place” an even more attractive option than moving into an assisted living facility. However, what happens when day-to-day activities like bathing, dressing and cooking meals become more challenging and extra assistance is needed? It can be difficult for seniors who don’t have family living close by and for loved ones who have work and home commitments of their own. That’s where personal assistance care can be an extraordinary help.
What Does Personal Care Assistance Encompass?
Activities of daily living are basic, routine tasks that often become challenging for seniors for a variety of reasons. These activities include:
- Bathing and grooming activities, such as shaving and brushing teeth and hair
- Dressing, including choosing appropriate garments and assisting with dressing and undressing
- Eating and meal planning
- Personal mobility and transferring to and from a chair, bed or wheel chair
- Incontinence and toileting care
Each individual’s grooming and personal care needs vary depending on their overall health and mobility. It’s important to determine the level of help required and have an open and honest conversation with your loved one. Good communication is essential, particularly because some seniors may feel ashamed and embarrassed that they need extra help with such private activities. The Assisting Hands staff understands that these can be sensitive issues and we work with you and your loved one to build trust and respect.
Caring for a loved one can be extremely challenging and may be particularly stressful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Assisting Hands offers professional in-home personal care services to provide caregivers with a much-needed break. We can help keep your loved one safe and secure when you can’t be with them. Our services are available throughout Montgomery County, MD and Fairfax County and Northern VA. Call us in Maryland at 301-363-2580 and in Virginia at 703-556-8983.
Companion care and Personal care may mean different things to different people. Learn more about our Companion Care Services.
Coordination of Care
Assisting Hands can also help in determining the specific needs for you and your loved one. From our initial assessment, throughout care, we are keenly aware of needs. Please select our Coordination of Care page for more information on how we work with you.
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