For many seniors, illness, arthritis, and lack of coordination can make it difficult to complete some personal care tasks independently. Things that most people take for granted, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting, can be a challenge for many seniors. A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February revealed that 7.2 percent of seniors required assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, and getting around at home. That is up from 6.6 percent in 1997.
For someone who is not feeling well, something as simple as a shower and a clean set of clothes can make a world of difference. If your parent struggles to use the bathroom, get in and out of bed or a wheelchair, bathe, and get dressed, a Dependable Care caregiver can help.
Our staff are compassionate and supportive and can help your parent with these tasks while maintaining a sense of dignity. Dependable Care’s Personal Care caregivers can make sure that your parent maintains a level of personal hygiene and comfort that will enable him or her to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Our caregivers can look out for your parent’s health in other ways. A caregiver can remind your parent to take medication and to perform other necessary tasks. Our staff can accompany your parent to medical appointments to make sure that he or she is getting the care needed to remain healthy.
Dependable Care’s caregivers go above and beyond caring for seniors’ physical needs and also look out for their emotional health and well-being. A caregiver can provide kind and compassionate companionship and emotional support. He or she can talk to your parent, listen to problems and concerns, and offer solutions and can accompany your parent to social visits and events in the community.
Our personal care caregivers can also help with other household tasks. They can perform light housekeeping, prepare meals, wash and dry laundry, and help care for pets.
If your parent struggles to complete ordinary daily tasks but would like to continue living at home and stay as independent as possible, a Personal Care caregiver can help. Dependable Care’s staff are kind and supportive and can help seniors with tasks such as toileting, bathing, and dressing, as well as other activities that are necessary to keep them engaged and healthy.
In order to allow seniors to “age in place” successfully, the first step is to figure out what level of care a senior citizen needs, such as a nurse, personal care aide, or companion. Caregivers can be hired privately or through an agency such as Dependable Care, but seniors and their families have more protections when working with an agency. Adult children can research options available for their parents and request consultations with agencies before making a choice.