Personal care services help individuals remain safe, independent and engaged in leading enriched lives. It’s often the kind of in-home help that allows people to avoid moving out of their homes into a more expensive and less attractive setting.
This can include companionship and also assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Activities of daily living are routine activities that people do every day without needing assistance. The basic ADLs include eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence. An individual’s ability to perform these ADLs is an important part of understanding the type of services that are needed. In most instances, these services are provided to seniors who may need a little extra help or in some instances more help like 24 hours 7 days a week or even a live-in arrangement.
Guardian Health Service arranges for a variety of long-term services. We help with access to home care agencies, providing home health aides as companions and caretakers for those unable to fend for themselves. Home health aides assist with bathing, cooking, feeding, minor household cleaning, laundry, shopping, and various other personal tasks.
Daily living activities can become more difficult with age, causing many people to require assistance as they grow older. Seniors who want to age in place, at their own homes, can benefit from home care services to assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and provide respite care to family caregivers.
Types of Services
Our in-home senior care starts with a clear understanding of who you are and what we can do to make your life a little easier and a little brighter. We can assist with whatever you and your family need around the home, whether that be assisting with personal care, light housekeeping, cooking, or companionship. We can also help you outside the home by escorting you to medical appointments, running errands, or going on outings. We also provide specialized care for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory issues and overnight or 24-hour care. We know that caregiving can sometimes be fatiguing for loved ones, so we offer intermittent and ongoing respite care to give family members a well-deserved break. Whatever services you need, and whenever you need them—for yourself or a loved one—having assistance from a warm, caring, and dedicated senior caregiver can make all the difference in the world.
Reasons to Have Home Care
Aging in place with the assistance of a qualified caregiver has countless benefits for seniors and their families. One-on-one care empowers seniors to maintain their independence as they remain at home. The extra assistance can prevent or delay seniors from moving to assisted living facilities, keeping families together. Our clients always have the same small team of trustworthy caregivers, so families will know exactly who is caring for their loved ones at all times.
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Our caregivers are friendly, compassionate seniors who know the challenges that come with aging. Learn more about our home care offerings below.
Around the House
Our caregivers enjoy friendly conversation and companionship when providing care for a fellow senior, as much as, the senior receiving care does. Regular interactions with a kind, a friendly caregiver can help lift a senior’s spirits and keep them mentally active and engaged.
Our caregivers can assist with light housekeeping services that include cleaning kitchens, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, taking out the trash and recycling, cleaning interior windows that can be reached without a ladder, organizing closets and drawers, and general tidying around the home.
Cooking and Shopping
If you’re only in need of a little help, you and your caregiver can prepare meals as a team, or go to the grocery store together. If you’re in need of more assistance, your caregiver can go to the grocery store and cook meals for you on their own.
Assistance with Personal Care
Our senior care providers are trained in personal care and daily living assistance, meaning that they provide help with eating and drinking, bathing and showering, toileting, dressing, and mobility assistance. Our caregivers take pride in delivering care in a manner that they themselves would desire from a care provider.
Adhering to any medication regimen prescribed by their doctor is extremely important for seniors. While our caregivers do not administer medication, they can provide reminders, read labels, and assist in opening packaging for seniors.
Mailing Letters and Bills
Staying on top of correspondence becomes more challenging as we age. Our caregivers can help get cards, letters, and bills in the mail as requested by a senior.
Safety and Fall Prevention
Falls can be very serious for seniors. Our caregivers look for potential tripping hazards and other injury risks when they visit a senior’s home and can make corrections or recommend that a service provider is contacted.
Out and About
Escort to Appointments and Events
Getting out to visit with friends, attend events, or keep appointments is great for a senior’s mental, emotional, and physical health. When a senior is unable to make trips on their own, our caregivers can provide transportation to things like doctor visits, beauty salon or barbershop appointments, social functions, family gatherings, etc.
In addition to grocery shopping, our caregivers can run a variety of errands including dropping off mail at the post office, getting prescriptions and other necessities at the pharmacy, picking up dry cleaning, shopping for pet food, and more. You’re always welcome to ride along if you’d enjoy an easy, enjoyable trip around town!
Outings and Trips
If you are wanting to get out and about for any reason, our caregivers can provide transportation to and from a destination. We can take a trip to a park, catch a movie, enjoy a concert, or even just go on a nice, casual cruise around town.
For Family Caregivers
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
Caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be very challenging and can result in burnout of even the most devoted family member over time. Our caregivers are trained in how to recognize the different stages of these conditions, manage difficult behaviors, and keep family members and healthcare providers up to date on the senior’s condition.
Caring for a senior family member is very rewarding, but it can also be mentally and emotionally draining. Taking time away to “recharge” periodically is one of the best things family members can do for their relationship with a senior. Our caregivers can provide intermittent or ongoing respite care, for an afternoon, evening, or for overnight stays.
Overnight Stays and 24-Hour Care
Our in-home senior care services are available every day of the week, and every hour in the day, even overnight. That includes 24-hour care if needed.