Four Services an In-Home Caregiver Can Provide
In-home caregivers are available for a few short hours a day, twelve hour shifts or for several days at a time. During that time they provide more than just assisted living or medical service to their clients. There are several services an in-home caregiver can provide that are not available in assisted living communities. Here are four of those services.
Though transportation services are provided through assisted living communities and senior retirement communities it may be limited. There may be specific times the transportation is offered and for many seniors that is just not realistic. There are days a senior or someone needing assisted living may not feel like going out. If that is a day transportation is scheduled they may have to make themselves go even if they feel bad or skip the trip. An in-home caregiver can provide transportation services any time day or night to anywhere the person may want or need to go.
Housekeeping services can be a huge benefit for many people who need assisted living services or in-home care. Housekeeping, laundry, mopping and sweeping and just general daily upkeep can make a world of difference to someone. Small daily chores can be tiring and can take a lot out of a person. Having this type of service on a daily basis is a huge benefit and one of the most important services an in-home caregiver can provide.
Probably one of the most important aspect of hiring an in-home caregiver for you or your loved one is the companionship they can provide. The in-home caregiver can be there day or night during the hours that you choose. Having a live in caregiver can serve the purpose of offering peace of mind day or night. Having someone there to count on that takes care of you and makes sure all of your needs are met is something that many people do not have. A qualified caregiver can provide this and do it with the main part of their job title…care.
Medical services are available from an in-home caregiver. Though they are limited and in some states even regulated they are still available. The main type of medical services provided are injections, IV care, tube care and other related care issues. Administering a breathing treatment or other treatment can also be handled by an in-home caregiver.