Why Home Care Is The Best Option For Your Elderly Parent
For people whose elderly parents desire to remain in their own Miami, Dade county area residence, the ideal option available is home care.
Our home care aides are trained in carrying out responsibilities that include assisting your parent in bathing, using the toilet, and getting dressed. The aide’s job responsibilities also include personal grooming. Aides are hired specifically to offer support in the areas that are most needed.
It is part of the aide’s job to make sure that your parent’s home environment is well-kept so that the living area is healthy and safe. A lot of trained aides perform light housekeeping duties, like doing the laundry and dusting. Other duties may include running errands, shopping for groceries, and taking your parent to a senior center for activities.
The aid is responsible for preparing and serving meals to your parent. If your parent has a special diet, the aide will make sure that the diet is properly followed. If there is no specific diet plan, then the aide will just make sure that each meal prepared and served provides the essential nutrition that your parent needs.
One of the more important things that the home care aide can offer to your parent is companionship. Every senior citizen can benefit from companionship. They welcome someone with whom they can talk. Knowing that there is someone who is taking the time to listen to him, to converse with him, to care about what he needs, is vital to the well-being of the elderly person. This role of the home care aide can be very meaningful, particularly to a senior citizen who is living by himself.
An aide who is good at her job keeps a daily record and progress report of the individual for whom she is caring. These records provide important information to the senior’s family and his doctor. All changes are recorded so that the doctor can address any problems that develop.
By law, a home care aide cannot provide services that are reserved for medical professionals. If your parent requires nursing services, it is a good idea to locate a registered nurse. The aide can, however, help your parent do exercises and make sure that your parent takes his or her proper medication, and on time.
Today, senior citizens are leading healthier lives than seniors of the past. Because they are in good health, they often choose to stay living in their own home, to continue to enjoy as much freedom as possible. Elder home care makes this possible.
Enabling a senior to live in his own home with great independence improves the senior’s quality of life. If your parent is healthy, you do not need to admit him to a skilled nursing facility. The home environment is much more desirable and beneficial to a senior citizen in good health. Our home care aides enable aging adults to continue to live safely and independently – happily in their own home.
Aides from Miami Home Care Services are fully screened, trained and licensed. They assume a great deal of responsibility. Knowing that someone like this is taking care of your parent should provide you with peace of mind that your parent is in good care.
A home care interview begins with an assessment in and of the home environment. Your parent’s health and special needs will be evaluated. This assessment will determine the type of home care that is required and the type of caregiver who will be assigned. If your parent has special medical conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, then care will be tailored to his needs. Any question you have about home care services can be discussed at that time. and any further questions, requests, or changes can be addressed at any time.
Call us today to find out more about our home care services and arrange for an in-home interview.
(305) 749-0445 or toll free (877) 706-0785.
Miami Home Care Services
1031 Ives Dairy Road Miami, FL 33179