Home care service comes in a variety of different forms. While most people typically think of a situation where a senior gets assistance, there are actually a huge range of people of all ages that can benefit from light to significant levels of assistance around the home. This can occur when there has been an accident, illness or surgery that leaves a family member struggling to complete daily activities. A trained, professional and supportive caregiver can come in for a short or long period during the day to get the things done that are causing the difficulties.
For short term home care service caregivers can be companions as well as extra hands around the house. Not only can they get the groceries and run errands but they can also help to plan and prepare meals for the individual or to come in and help in keeping the house looking great. They can do as much or as little as required and can even change their tasks as the recovery progresses. This is a great way to provide a bit of respite for the other members of the family or even allow them to continue to work during the patient’s home recovery.
Think of home care services as a kind friend that is willing to help out and do whatever is necessary. This is very different than a home health care service that only provides medical support. In fact home care does not provide medical services, but they can help with reminders for medications and in accompanying people to and from medical appointments as necessary. Tasks such as helping with personal hygiene and even assistance with dressing and grooming are provided in a compassionate and helpful way to encourage the individual in recovery to rebuild their strength and ability to complete these tasks on their own as their recovery progresses.