It is an unfortunate reality that seemingly simple, everyday tasks become more difficult as individuals age. This is because of how the body naturally slows down.
When this occurs, life can get exponentially harder for affected individuals, as well as their family members who often do what they can to help despite the toll it takes on their personal and professional lives.
At Assisting Hands Park Ridge, we provide comprehensive senior in-home care to assist elderly individuals in the Park Ridge and Cook County, IL, area.
In-Home v. Assisted Living
Many families grapple with the choice between assisted living communities and private in-home services. Both can be beneficial in their own ways, but we have found that many elderly individuals (especially baby boomers) prefer to age in their own home or place of residence.
This is because of the familiarity of their surroundings, as well as their prolonged sense of control. The major downside to assisted living communities is the new environment that must be learned, and all of its associated noise and crowds.
Our Approach to In-Home Care for Seniors
There are two major benefits that you will receive by working with us here at Assisting Hands Park Ridge.
The first is that you have the flexibility to choose when you need our assistance, and what you need it for. We can stop by on a part-time basis to help with specific tasks or provide 24-hour care for individuals suffering from severe dementia and more.
Secondly, our caregivers take the time to get to know your loved one, and always remain respectful, compassionate, and personable. We understand how difficult of a time this can be for everybody involved, which is why we do what we can to remove as many potential headaches as possible.
Our senior in-home care services are fully customizable and tailored to the specific needs of our clients. We provide a number of services for seniors in a variety of different conditions. When you work with us, you can expect service offerings such as the following:
- Assistance with maintaining personal hygiene
- A safety evaluation of the individual’s home
- Light housekeeping services
- Meal preparation
- 24-hour live-in care
- General transportation (for doctor’s appointments, groceries, medicine pickup, etc.)
- Companionship and mental stimulation
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- Fall prevention services
- Overall care management while incorporating feedback from family members
- Non-medical health care services
- Personal emergency response systems
Our personalized services are ideal in a number of elderly care situations, and we are happy to answer any of your questions. We are proud to work with families in Park Ridge and Cook County.