When a loved one grows older, becomes ill, or has an injury that requires them to have additional assistance in order to comfortably and safely live in their home, hiring a professional caregiver can be an ideal solution. Not only does this allow the person to continue living in their home, with the comforts and conveniences they are used to, but it also gives family members the peace of mind knowing a professional caregiver is with them and checking in on a regular basis to ensure they have everything they need. Best of all, the degree to which the help of a caregiver is needed to change and adjust as often as needed, unlike more permanent solutions like moving to a retirement community or nursing home. Keep reading to learn how a professional caregiver relationship can help families care for their aging loved ones while evolving to keep up with their needs.
Assessing Current Needs – One of the best aspects of working with a professional caregiver is that our engagement with a client always begins with a comprehensive assessment of their current needs. This involves a caring conversation of areas of concern or struggle, speaking to both the client and any loved ones who are involved in the process. Over the first several weeks of providing care, our skilled professional caregivers pay attention to all the details that impact a client’s care, adjusting our services and recommendations accordingly.
Paying Attention to Changes – And in the same vein as paying attention to a client’s needs during the first few weeks of working together, our caregivers continue to assess and update the level of care needed at certain milestones along the way. Should anything change the level of care needed, we are quick to adjust the services we provide as well as inform the client and family so they can decide what course of action is best. Should more care be needed, we’re here to help!
Providing Expert Advice – In all the years we have been caring for clients we have gained valuable knowledge. We understand what to look for and what steps are likely to come next in the continuum of care. We make honest recommendations and can answer the tough questions family members may have about the wellness and progress of their loved ones. We truly strive to be the eyes and ears of our clients’ families so they feel informed and connected.
Care that Fits Your Lifestyle – At Ella Home Care, we pride ourselves on meeting people wherever they are in their skills and abilities to care for themselves. This could mean working with independent people who simply need someone to check in once a week or every few days, to offer some company, and help with more physically demanding tasks. For others, this may mean around-the-clock care and assisting with the very basics of hygiene and mobility. We do it all while offering kindness, dignity, and respect to everyone we interface with. Simply put, it’s our job to help aging adults stay in their homes as long as they desire, safely and happily.
Do you or a loved one need in-home assistance with tasks like cooking, cleaning, bathing, or other household activities? A professional caregiver could be a wonderful asset to assist in these areas! Contact Ella Home Care today to learn more and speak with one of our friendly staff.