When your loved one needs home care services, you will probably have a lot of questions about what you can expect from home care and about the care process itself. Here are some commonly asked questions by our clients and family caregivers.
What home care services are provided?
The services provided by a caregiver will depend on you or your loved one’s needs. Typically, home care workers focus on providing help with personal care services, assisting in client recovery, companion care, end-of-life care, and providing more specialized care such as Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Services may also involve meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal hygiene assistance, transportation to medical appointments and even help with running errands or participating in activities.
Are these caregiver services only provided at a private residence?
Not necessarily. If your loved one lives in a retirement residence or a long-term care facility but needs a little more help than the facility can provide, our home care workers can provide that additional assistance.
Our caregivers work in conjunction with the facility staff to make sure all of your loved one’s needs are being met and that they receive the complete care that they need.
What if my needs or my schedule change?
Life is full of changes, especially when it comes to personal health, and we understand that. Your caregiver will work with you and your loved one to make sure that all the care needs are always being met – even when things change. So whether there is a need to change the schedule or use a new assistance device, we will work together to ensure that you and your loved one continue to receive excellent care.
What is the benefit of “ageing in place”?
When a senior can stay in their home, as they age, they will likely feel more comfortable with their surroundings and may even stay mentally and physically healthier for longer.
When home care providers use the term “ageing in place,” it means keeping seniors in their homes as opposed to moving them to a long-term care facility. As a professional home care provider, we help ensure that our clients can maintain their lifestyle for as long as possible with as much independence as possible.
How do you go about starting home care services?
The first step would be contacting a home care service provider for an in-home assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to find out more about the client, the type of services that are needed and get to know family caregivers.
To get started in exploring the option of home care for yourself or a loved one, contact VERA Home Care today.