7 Ways Compassionate Caregivers Help Seniors Thrive at Home
Caregivers, like the seniors they devote so much time and energy to, are special people. For a large number of senior caregivers, it’s not about having a job; it’s about following a true calling that leads them to put their needs on the back burner so they can give back through excellent care of others. It’s simply what they’re passionate about.
When a senior elects to stay at home in their post retirement years, the best life is lived when there is regular support, care and compassion available. Obviously, family members, neighbors and close friends are there for them, but they can’t be present at all times. This is where compassionate caregivers come in.
Seniors who choose to stay at home should be able to enjoy the fruits of a life lived in the most comfortable place for them. And their families should be able to feel at ease, knowing that the familiar home environment — when filled with the presence of a compassionate caregiver, as needed — is truly the best place for their loved one.
How do caregivers do it? Here are seven of the ways they help seniors thrive!
#1 — Someone to Talk To
Sometimes all a senior needs is someone to relate to. Caregivers with compassion have open ears and an ability to engage with seniors who want nothing more than to share their stories, observations, opinions and insights.
#2 — The Little Tasks
Keeping up a home is all about taking care of the “little things.” Dusting, taking out the trash and other chores can be difficult to keep up with for some seniors, but when a caregiver is involved, the helping hand makes a significant difference.
#3 — Minding Medication
Seniors rely on prescription meds to live healthy lives, but it can be hard to keep track of all of them. Caregivers take the mental pressure off of seniors by keeping close tabs on medication needs.
#4 — Meal Preparation
Part of living a happy, healthy senior life is eating right. Caregivers can take on the burden of preparing healthy, hearty meals for seniors who live at home.
#5 — Bathing and Grooming Care
Younger people often take for granted their ability to bathe and groom themselves with ease. For seniors, help is often required for them to look and feel their best. Caregivers are there to assist.
#6 — Transport Around the Home
Living at home is comfortable, but transferring from the bed to an upright position, or getting into and out of the bath can be challenging. Compassionate caregivers are there to lend a hand.
#7 — An Eye on Overall Health
Caregivers don’t just spend time with seniors at home; they are trained to monitor numerous aspects of senior lives. With this ability, they are able to make adjustments in the type of care they provide on a regular basis. They can also provide family members with insights that they might not otherwise notice.
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Are you caring for a senior loved one who wishes to remain at home? It can be difficult helping that person thrive. That’s what Always Best Care’s caregivers are here to help you with! Give us a call today at 1 (855) 470-CARE (2273) to learn how you can schedule your FREE care consultation.