Aging adults often find that one of the main obstacles to living independently is having to care for a home. Homemaking activities range from lifting and stooping for the laundry to preparing meals for oneself. When seniors struggle with necessary activities like these, homemaking services can be helpful.
Tailored to meet individual needs, homemaking services can enable the aging adult you love to enjoy the comfort of living in his or her own home safely and healthily. Services include:
Taking care of a home involves regular, light cleaning tasks. Such basic tasks are essential for keeping a safe and healthy home. Caregivers can perform activities like:
Though simple and light, these tasks can be stressful or risky for seniors with limitations. When a caregiver routinely performs such tasks, you can have peace of mind that your loved one is enjoying independence at home in a comfortable environment.
Moving a laundry basket can be quite the challenge for seniors, especially those with physical challenges. Likewise, the bending and stooping involved in placing laundry in washing and drying machines can be difficult for seniors. A caregiver can regularly perform these laundry tasks so that your loved one isn’t straining to do so.
The act of spreading and tucking in sheets is easily taken for granted. In the later season of life, it is common for this activity to be painful. Having a caregiver change the linens is a simple, helpful gesture.
Eating only take out or pre-made meals are what many aging adults resort to when cooking becomes difficult. Of course, this sort of diet is extremely unhealthy. For seniors, consuming a healthy diet contributes significantly to well-being and quality of life. As a result, meal preparation is a popular service provided by caregivers.
Another benefit of caregiving meal prep services is that a special diet can be provided for seniors. Seniors with diabetes or other dietary restrictions can have fresh, healthy meals without the hardship of cooking for themselves. Further, caregivers can clean up after cooking, saving your aging family member from that demanding task.
In order to keep and maintain a home, errands sometimes have to be run. Caregivers can assist with transportation as well as activities like shopping or carrying groceries.
We make keeping in touch with your loved one’s care easy for you, even if you live far away. Each of our clients’ care is assigned to their own personal Client Care Manager who will work together with clients and families on schedules and changes to the care plan. The Care Manager will take care of the day-to-day details and make sure that things don’t fall through the cracks. We also provide a variety of ways to stay in touch based on your personal preference. Some families like emails and texts, others like a quick phone call. We also offer a family room portal that gives you a high tech way to stay in touch. Whatever your choice, you will have personal attention given to provide the best care possible!
"I owned and operated restaurants for years and decided to sell them in order to "retire" to something meaningful. For years, I always seemed to "adopt" people in need of help. When I came to work at Cherished Companions I realized I found something that truly makes a difference in other's lives. I have made friends for life and I think it has changed me as much as it has changed those I have helped.” -Dave, Cherished Companion since 2009
We know that your loved one’s heart is at home. Remaining independent may have become a little challenging, and that’s where home care can help. In this guide, we are going to share with you the complete ins and outs of home care.
We understand you may have questions about how to pay for home care services. This helpful guide covers the various financial options you have that can include long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, home care loans, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Caregiving is a rewarding profession that provides assistance and support to aging adults, disabled persons or those in recovery who are in need of physical, practical, emotional and sometimes medical assistance. This guide can help you discover if caregiving is right for you.