Types of Non-Medical Caregiver Services for Seniors
Caregiver services provide an additional bridge of emotional and physical support for seniors and family members
Non-medical caregiver services can really benefit a senior in several different ways. Every senior is unique and has their own set of essential needs that have to be met, as well as what they want on a daily basis. Some seniors want to get out and about with a caregiver present in order to socialize and stay active in the community, while other seniors find comfort in being home and enjoy having a caregiver present for companionship. Now more than ever with COVID-19 present our seniors need to still be able to connect in order to thrive in daily life.
Routine caregiver visits
A home care company can assign a caregiver to visit a client 1 to 3 to assist a senior with routines routine, stay active mentally and physically, see and experience new things that will add to the overall quality of their life. A caregiver can represent a feeling of hope to a senior client, and a reason to get up each day and feel cared for.
Here are some the personalized caregiver services that can be provided
Everyday tasks for a senior can be a challenge, and a caregiver can facilitate them and most importantly make them fun again. Even if the task is small it can provide a sense of purpose for a senior.
Personalize Caregiver Services
Everyday chores such as grocery shopping for example can be overwhelming for seniors. A senior will tend to plan the whole day around a a simple trip to the grocery store. A caregiver can assist with this task and others to take some or all of the stress out of what may seem like complicated and draining events.
Errands (Daily Essential Needs)
Accompany senior to:
Appointments (Medical & Non-Medical)
A caregiver can be a set of eyes and ears at an appointment, likewise he/she can request to record audio, or ask the medical professional to send a summary of findings by email.
Beauty & Spa
Keep a seniors home, or room in a care facility clean
Wiping down all touched surfaces with disinfectant
Vacuum Floors / Sofa / Drapes
Clean and disinfect bathroom
Wipe down kitchen area
Bathing & Grooming
In and out of bath
Cut finger & toe nails
Assistance with toilet/diapers
Advanced Meal Preparation
Same day preparation or advanced preparation.
Serve breakfast, lunch, supper, or snack
Set up table for next meal
Cook and freeze 1-2 portion meals-label-reheat as needed
Purchase pre-made meals that can be frozen
Exercise with Senior (Indoors and Outdoors)
Senior outings – Staying Active and Independent for as Log as Possible
A caregiver can accompany a senior to a variety of activities and events: