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Non-Medical Caregiving

What is Non Medical Caregiving? 

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There are two types of caregivers:

  • Formal caregivers for seniors are paid  in exchange for care services provided.
  • Informal caregivers are family and friends who provide care without financial compensation.

To be a caregiver for the elderly means you provide emotional support, personal hygiene assistance, housekeeping, transportation, and social interaction. 

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List of non-medical caregiving services

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Everyday chores such as grocery shopping for example can be overwhelming for an older adult. 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:

Grocery
Retail stores
Pharmacy
Bank
Dry cleaners
Vet 

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.

Doctors
Therapists
Optometrist
Dentist
Specialists
Hairdresser
Podiatrist
Beauty & Spa

Housekeeping 

Keep a seniors home, or room in a care facility clean
Wiping down all touched surfaces with disinfectant
Mop Floors
Vacuum Floors / Sofa / Drapes
Clean and disinfect bathroom
Wipe down kitchen area
Dusting
Laundry
Ironing
Garbage/compost/recycling

Bathing & Grooming

Assistance with:

In and out of bath
Washing
Shaving
Cut finger & toe nails
Cleaning teeth/dentures
Assistance with toilet/diapers
Brushing hair
Apply make-up
Apply moisturizer

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 Clients (Indoors and Outdoors)

Walking
Biking
Swimming
Bowling
Golf range
Gardening

Pet Care

Daily walks
Changing litters
Replenishing food
Water
Grooming
Veterinary appointments

Client outings  – Staying Active and Independent for as Log  as Possible

A caregiver can accompany a senior to a variety of activities and events: 
Museums
Library
Movie
Theater
Ballet
Opera
Weddings
Funerals
Gala dinners
Festivals
Religious services
Scenic drive 

Caregivers lend eyes and ears to family members. In some cases, family members do not live near their senior loved one(s). Most family members who are a part of the “sandwich generation”, are caught between the stresses of caring for their aging parent, as well as their own children, and career. They require additional resources to help care for their loved one(s) who require additional support services.

Now, more than ever, caregivers services are in demand with the increasingly large amount of the aging population and will continue to rise for the next 10 yrs. Wise Caregiving can navigate you through the process of starting your home care business, or by improving the administrative forms and documents in your current business.

How to Start a Non Medical Caregiving Business

Home Care Provider Business Start-Up Pack

 

Home Care Business Templates

Home Care Operational Form Templates

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