What is Non Medical Caregiving?
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.
List of non-medical caregiving services
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 Clients (Indoors and Outdoors)
Client outings – Staying Active and Independent for as Log as Possible
A caregiver can accompany a senior to a variety of activities and events:
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 are in demand with the increasingly large aging population. Wise Caregiving can navigate you through the process of starting your home care business, or simply improving your day to day operations in your current business.
How to Start a Non Medical Caregiving Business