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8 In-Home Services Home Care Powered by AUAF Provides for your Loved One

November 18, 2020

As elderly people age and require more assistance to live their regular lives, they and their families often face a difficult decision. Moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility can be costly, and family members may not have the space in their home or the time in their schedule to provide care in their home. Many seniors prefer to stay in their own home and don’t want to be a burden to their family. Home Care Powered by AUAF provides a trusted, high-quality solution to those looking for home care assistance. Most people probably know that home care providers will check in on your elderly loved ones, but there are so many more services available. Here are eight services that Home Care Powered by AUAF home care aides can provide.

1. Home Care Assistance – Personal Care at Home

Seniors who live at home can sometimes have a difficult time performing basic personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. In addition, over 800,000 seniors annually are hospitalized after a fall, and the bathtub or shower is a common place for falls to occur. Our home care service for elderly in their own homes includes the ability to help with these tasks so that seniors can be more comfortable and live more active lives. These personal care services also provide peace of mind to family members, knowing the safety and comfort of their elderly loved one is being taken care of.

2. Home Care Assistance – Light Housekeeping and Laundry

Maybe the biggest impediment to a senior who wants to stay at home is keeping up with housekeeping and laundry. Keeping a clean home has many benefits beyond just appearances. A clean, organized home can also lead to healthier living, a safer environment and a better mood. Our high-quality senior care services can help seniors keep up with regular cleaning of the kitchen, bathroom, living areas and bedrooms in their home. And while having clean clothes is important, it can be difficult for elderly people to keep up, not to mention the physical exertion required to wash, fold and iron clothing.

3. Senior Help With Meal Preparation: It’s Not Just Cooking

We all need to eat, and no daily chore is as tiring as planning, shopping for and cooking meals. Our elderly care aides can help, especially for seniors who may not be accustomed to making meals just for themselves. In-home caregivers help seniors stay on a healthy and balanced diet by assisting with planning meals that are both familiar to the senior and healthy, incorporating dietary restrictions and doctor’s recommendations along the way. The National Institute on Aging has sample menus that can help provide seniors healthy and balanced meals.

4. Home Care Assistance – Medication Reminders & Management

Most seniors who receive home care services take some form medication, and many take multiple medications at different times of the day. Our home care providers can set up reminders for when medicines need to be taken, track medicines so that seniors know when refills are needed, and even assist with prescription pickup. In addition, a personal care provider can organize which medicines need to be taken at what time during the day.

5. When Seniors Staying At Home Need Things From Out Of The House

Getting around can be difficult to seniors, especially when public transportation is not available or accessible. Having an elderly care aide help can mean errand assistance, featuring help with:

  • Pharmacy pickup
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry and dry cleaning pickup

A key to staying at home is getting things done outside the home. Our trusted home care aides can help seniors make that a reality.

6. Home Care Assistance – Brain Games & Activities

Staying active and mentally sharp can be difficult for seniors at home, and care for their mental acuity is just as important as their physical health an in-home caregiver can provide mental stimulation with crossword puzzles, board games, and other activities that keep seniors sharp.

7. Home Care Assistance – Companionship & Social Interaction

As children move away and start their own families, many seniors at home find themselves more isolated and lonely. Social isolation and loneliness has been linked to a variety of physical and mental issues, and many seniors either don’t know how to combat it or don’t want to be seen as a burden to their families and friends. A homecare aide can be of service to help keep loneliness and social isolation at bay, whether it’s through activities or just conversation.

8. Home Care Assistance – Organization & Technology

For most seniors at home, it’s a challenge to keep up with technology, but that technology can be extremely valuable to help stay in touch with family and friends, not to mention emerging technologies like telemedicine. Telemedicine can be enormously valuable to seniors in home care for several reasons, including:

  • It saves time. No more driving back and forth to the doctor’s office.
  • For routine appointments or checkups, its just as effective.
  • It reduces exposure to others who may be sick. No more waiting rooms

A home care agency can recommend caregivers that will keep seniors organized, both digitally and in real life, so that they can take advantage of these game-changing technologies.

Home Care Powered by AUAF Has Elderly Care Services Expertise

The safety and well-being of seniors is our first priority, and the peace of mind it provides to their families is not far behind. Call us at 773-274-9262 or contact us to find out more.

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