Aging in place is becoming a far more popular option than living in a nursing home or assisted living community thanks to the baby boomer generation. While aging in place allows senior citizens more independence in their daily lives, they may need additional assistance to take care of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as cooking, cleaning the home, getting dressed, bathing, or using the restroom. For cases in which your elderly family members need additional help to age in place, Assisting Hands can provide non-medical home care services.
At Assisting Hands, we provide non-medical in-home care services for senior citizens as well as adults with disabilities, hospice patients, people recovering from surgery, and new or expecting mothers. Our professionals will carefully assess the specific care needs of the individual and help create a care plan with the help of the family that covers these needs. This care plan will also include a schedule for our caregivers with an option for 24-hour care to ensure that we are there when you need us.
The Importance of Non-Medical Home Health Care Services
Hiring a professional like Assisting Hands to provide home health care for a member of your family can provide you with some peace of mind knowing that someone is there for them. There are some cases in which the family takes it upon themselves to provide care by having a family member act as an informal caregiver. However, it is very difficult for family caregivers to keep up with the demands of being a caregiver, and still tend to their personal lives. With our non-medical senior care services, we can send a caregiver at scheduled times to provide your family caregivers with some much-needed relief. Each of our caregivers are licensed, bonded, and insured, and they are committed to providing effective at home care for your love ones.
The non-medical home care services we provide consist of the following:
- Help with personal hygiene including bathing, getting dressed, and restroom use
- Light housekeeping including laundry, dusting, and vacuuming
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Transportation for errands like grocery shopping, and getting to doctor appointments and other important events
- Social companionship
If someone in your family is living at home but could use some extra assistance with certain daily activities, then call Assisting Hands to talk to our professionals about how our non-medical home care services can help. Our caregivers are highly trained to handle the duties outlined above, but we cannot perform any medical activities including changing bandages or giving injections.
Servicing Chicago and its suburbs – call (847) 915-6186. If you need medical care services for your loved ones, we can refer you to a provider near you.
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