Home Care Scottsdale, AZ
We all know that seniors prefer to live in their own homes for as long as possible. It gives them a sense of independence that they need and deserve. This is especially true for those who only need minor assistance, such as having their errands run for them each week. Here, you will discover some of the services that home care can provide for your senior loved ones, so that they may remain in their homes and maintain their independence for years.
The heavy lifting and driving that is required for grocery shopping can be done by home care companions, so that your senior loved ones can still remain at home. Seniors can create their own grocery lists and have the caregiver shop for them. Or, if they’re up to it, the senior can ride along to the grocery store and select their own items.
For many seniors, medications are an important part of their daily routine. Running out of a prescription could be detrimental to their health. However, they may not be feeling well enough to pick up their medications, or are unable to drive. Another service provided by home care is medication pick-up. Whether it’s on the same day they do the grocery shopping, or a different day, the home care worker can be sure your loved one always has the medications they need. Please keep in mind that the caregivers cannot administer medication, but they can do the pick-up and reminders.
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Having clean clothes and clean linens is an important part of living a healthy life. There are times when doing the laundry – whether in house or at a laundromat – can be difficult. Senior companions can make sure that your loved ones have clean, pressed clothes from week to week.
Another great service provided by senior care companions is transportation. This includes trips to doctor’s appointments, visits with friends and family and just being able to go out once in a while. Whether they want to go to the beauty salon, or to the post office, or the barbershop, having someone around who can take them where they need to go is a great way to help seniors maintain independence.
These small tasks, when combined together, make up a large part of how your senior loved ones can remain in their own homes, with just a little extra assistance. Take the time to find the perfect senior care companion to help your parents or grandparents be as independent as possible for as long as possible. They deserve to live in their own home, and you deserve the peace of mind knowing that they’re safe, getting the care they need, even if it’s just a few hours per week.
If you or an aging loved one are considering in-home senior care, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care in Scottsdale at 480-767-3246.
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