Caregivers maintaining independence

Here at Home Care Assist, we think quite highly of people who take care of those in need. The selflessness of an in-home caregiver is what enables millions of Americans to age in place. Without you, many people lose their independence. On July 4th—a celebration of our country’s independence—we salute all caregivers.

Remaining independent doesn’t mean being totally self-sufficient. Knowing when to accept or ask for help is often the key to retaining quality of life and preventing injury.

Caregiver Duties Can Include:

  1. Assisting with personal care: bathing and grooming, dressing, toileting, and exercise
  2. Basic food preparation: preparing meals, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, and other errands
  3. General health care: overseeing medication and prescriptions usage, appointment reminders and administering medicine
  4. Mobility assistance: help with getting in and out of a wheelchair, car or shower
  5. Personal supervision: providing constant companionship and general supervision
  6. Transportation: driving to and from activities, running errands, and help getting in and out of wheelchair-accessible vehicle
  7. Emotional support: being a stable companion and supporter in all matters personal, health-related and emotional
  8. Care for the elderly: orienting or grounding someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, relaying information from a doctor to family members
  9. Back-up care (or respite) services: providing other caregivers a break
  10. Home organization: help with organizing, packing or cleaning for a trip, or general house care and cleaning
  11. Health monitoring: following a care plan and noticing any changes in the individual’s health, recording and reporting any differences
Caregivers Have Heart

It’s because of ALL you do and more, that your clients maintain their independence. Clients maintain their independence and morale by receiving the right amount of support to optimize their functioning. Home Care Assist thanks you for your dedication. Your help is embowering.