How In-Home Caregivers Help Seniors Thrive
Seniors that live independently enjoy many benefits, from maintaining privacy, staying in the comfort of their own home, and enjoying the autonomy of their own personal schedules. At Christian Companions, we understand the desire for seniors to want to age in place. That’s why we offer exceptional in-home caregiver services that help our seniors thrive. Below are just some of the ways in which our in-home caregivers can help support healthy habits for seniors that allows them to enjoy a better quality of life while still maintaining their independence.
Help with Personal Care
Our committed caregivers are able to help seniors with their daily care routines. Whether that be assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, oral hygiene as well as other aspects of personal hygiene. Our in-home caregivers will ensure that seniors are maintaining a good standard of hygiene as it’s important for their health as well as for their self-esteem and confidence. These hygiene habits help seniors maintain a positive routine that persists even when a caregiver is not present. This really helps our seniors age in place with excellence.
Keeping up with daily medication can often be complicated for seniors, but our caregivers can help with this task and ensure that prescriptions are taken in the proper dosage and at the right time. This also includes making sure that prescriptions are given either on a full or empty stomach to ensure their effectiveness. Our caregivers also help to remind seniors about any adverse effects things like dairy might have with certain medications. Simply having a helping hand gently reminding them of their medication ties helps to build strong habits and bolsters aging in place.
Encourage Nutritious Choices
At Christian Companions, our caregivers are able to assist clients with tasks such as making grocery lists, grocery shopping, meal preparation or even gently reminding seniors that it’s mealtime. While some seniors are able and willing to determine for themselves what and when they’d like to eat, our caregivers give the extra boost to seniors that may need the extra encouragement to eat regularly and to eat well. Our caregivers can also offer insight into the kinds of foods being prepared and offer healthier, more nutritiously robust alternatives to everyday foods.
As many of us are so intimately aware of thanks to the pandemic, isolation can be a major health risk. This is especially true for older individuals that might not have the routine of a job or school in which they regularly see others. The companionship that our caregivers offer our clients can make aging in place more social and really improve quality of life. Whether it’s playing board or card games, reading to or with clients, sharing stories and gabbing, or even going on nice walks, our caregivers are dedicated to helping seniors excel. No one should have to do everything alone, and we’re pleased to offer these services to ensure that our clients are aging in place with grace.