7 Core Caregiver Services for Your Elderly Relatives

If you’re looking for a professional, flexible and cost-effective alternative to any type of assisted living facility, hiring a private caregiver may be something worth considering. Seniors grow attached to their home and surroundings and moving away from the familiarity and comfort of it often leads to diminishing quality of life, loss of independence and self-esteem, and unnecessary emotional stress. Hiring a caregiver allows your loved one to remain in his or her home, while supporting optimal emotional well-being.
The following are some of the main services our caregivers for seniors in the Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley and White Rock areas provide:

Companionship

Our caregivers are companions and are steadfast at providing supportive and safe in-home care. They are carefully matched with our clients’ needs and personalities and are there to protect their health, well being, properties, and belongings. They are also there to lend an ear or help pass the time. Teaming up to do fun things together brings smiles to our clients’ faces and prevents them from feeling lonely.

Cooking, Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

Our caregivers also fulfill food preparation, meal planning, and grocery shopping responsibilities on behalf of clients if required and stipulated at the beginning of caregiver hiring. However, we find that most of our clients are able to prepare their food on their own with assistance. We always invite our clients to join in as we see this as a get-together; a time to socialize, to share cooking tips, and to get to know each other.

Light Housekeeping

We consider light housekeeping as a task that maintains an orderly living space for our clients to exist. The purpose of this is to provide our clients with peace of mind that daily tasks are completed for them. Some of the tasks that would fall under the auspices of light housekeeping include watering the plants, dusting of surfaces, doing and folding laundry, vacuuming etc.

Medication Reminders

It is a known fact that seniors use more prescription and over-the-counter medicines than any other age group. Our caregivers understand that proper administration of essential medications can be a challenge for some of our clients. We also realize that managing medications properly is vital to their health and well-being. That’s why medication reminders are one of the important services that we provide. Our caregivers can assist in medication management by tracking medication times and reminding clients to take their medications on schedule. We also report side effects of these medications to family members and appropriate medical staff.

Personal Care (Grooming, Transfer, Bathing etc.)

Personal Care is one of our most important duties. We are able to help with the simplest tasks such as getting dressed as well as the more difficult actions like bathing, toileting, getting in/out of bed etc. Our caregivers are oriented to your specific needs.

Outings/Medical Appointments:

Our duties are not limited to assisting clients inside their homes. These are all useful services, but hired caregivers are playing an increasing role in clients’ lives outside the home, too. Appointed caregivers try to incorporate activities like escorting clients to doctors’ appointments, taking them shopping, or simply strolling around the neighborhood into daily plans.

Mobility Assistance

We try to foster independence in all our clients as much as possible, so that they can complete everyday tasks in a safe manner. Our in-depth hiring process ensures that all prospective caregivers have the proper training and experience. This gives you confidence in knowing that only the most qualified people will be helping you or your loved ones.

Regardless of the service your loved one will require, our caregivers for the elderly in the Vancouver, South Surrey, Surrey, Lower Mainland, Fraser valley and White Rock area work hard to protect their dignity a​​​​​nd enhance their quality of life as well as that of their families.

During our first meeting, one of our care specialists will meet with you and your loved one to create a profile. The profile will include the essentials that you look for and require for your particular case in a caregiver. It will also detail the client’s likes and dislikes and the sort of the food that they would like to have prepared for them. Should you require more information, feel free to contact us here.

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