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What Type of Caregiver Does Your Elderly Parent Need?

What Type of Caregiver Does Your Elderly Parent Need?
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What Type of Caregiver Does Your Elderly Parent Need?

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Many older adults experience challenges with ordinary daily activities as they get older. Tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry can become challenging due to physical ailments, illness, age, or mental impairment. If your Connecticut parent is struggling to complete some of these tasks on a regular basis, a caregiver can help.

Before you choose a caregiver, you need to figure out what type of help your parent needs. Caregivers can help with many activities, such as the following:

  • Personal grooming
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship

Some seniors will need extensive care, while others may only need help in one or two areas.

Observe your parent at home to see what activities he or she can do and which are becoming difficult. Talk to your parent about how he or she is handling everyday tasks and if there are any areas where he or she could use some help.

Dependable Care is an in-home caregiver agency specializing in caring for senior citizens who are disabled or who struggle with daily activities because of physical or cognitive limitations. We offer several levels of care to help with your parent’s specific needs.

Companion Caregivers

A companion can provide your parent with social interaction to keep him or her engaged with others. A companion can talk to your parent, accompany him or her on short walks or trips to a community organization or senior center, and help with light housekeeping and meal preparation.

Homemaker Caregivers

A homemaker can provide the same services as a companion and more. A homemaker can help your parent with errands such as grocery shopping, housekeeping, and medication reminders.

Personal Care Caregivers

A personal care caregiver can provide the services that companions and homemakers provide. He or she can also assist your parent with personal hygiene, toileting, bathing, and dressing.

Live-In Caregivers

If your parent lives in Connecticut and needs help and supervision around the clock, Dependable Care has a team of live-in caregivers. These caregivers are on call 24 hours a day a day to provide all companion, homemaker, and personal care services.

Dependable Care can also help if your parent is struggling with a specific physical or mental limitation. We have staff who are specially trained to help seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, and arthritis.

Before a caregiver is assigned to work with your parent, we will schedule a meeting with the owner of Dependable Care and our nurse to assess your parent’s home. The nurse may make some recommendations about how to increase safety and make daily tasks easier for your parent. This allows us to find out exactly what level of care your parent needs and choose the best caregiver. If your parent needs help in Connecticut, contact us today so we can get started on finding the assistance he or she needs.

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