Posted by Erin Broughton on May 5, 2021
Considering senior care? Here are the top ten tasks and responsibilities that our caregivers fulfill.
- Isolation and loneliness are common among senior citizens who live alone in their homes. Caregivers motivate their clients to engage in physical and mental health-promoting behaviors. Our caregivers take the opportunity to learn about their clients’ interests, dislikes, and hobbies so that they can recommend activities and outings.
- Seniors frequently take several prescriptions, which can be risky if they are not well organized. Caregivers make sure that their clients take the right drugs at the right time on the right day. Caregivers also keep track of medication intake so that all caregivers and the client’s relatives are informed.
- This element of caregiving is often underestimated, but it is critical. Aside from physical needs, caregivers address their clients’ emotional needs to help them overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness. Serenity strives to send the same caregiver(s) every time so that they can form a strong relationship with their clients. This allows them to feel heard and confident about their caregiver.
- Personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and perineal care, is provided by our caregivers. Lack of mobility can lead to significant decline of personal hygiene, which is where caregivers come in.
- Caring for a loved one with Dementia can be mentally and emotionally stressful. We assign patient caregivers who understand how to respond to, interact with, and serve a client with demetia. Serenity Home Care wants to assist families with making objective decisions on the quality of care their loved one deserves.
- Families can feel confident leaving their loved one alone overnight. A caregiver will be there to assist the client with any needs throughout the night.
- A caregiver will live in the house with the client on a 24-hour basis. Caregivers will address all needs of the client ranging from personal care to housekeeping duties. Live-in care gives families peace of mind knowing that someone is there at all hours to ensure the safety of their loved ones.
- Laundry can be a difficult job when mobility is restricted, particularly if it is placed in a different area or downstairs. Caregivers can help their clients with laundry and other housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming, dishes, and garbage collection, among several other household activities.
- Grocery shopping and meal preparation can be difficult or dangerous for some seniors. Caregivers prepare meals that their clients enjoy and that satisfy their nutritional needs.
Transportation & Appointments
- Caregivers can provide seniors who no longer drive with an alternate mode of transportation. Caregivers will make sure that their clients are on schedule and arrive safely to their appointments.