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National Caregivers Day: Recognizing Those Providing In-Home Care for Seniors

Caregiving is a huge responsibility, and it is not for the faint of heart. Some people are naturally gifted with a heart for caregiving, while others struggle with the responsibility.

Choosing to be a caregiver requires a clear decision to put the needs of others ahead of your own. Someone’s quality of life is enhanced when a loving caregiver tends to their individual needs. With the aging population growing at record levels, as well as the costs associated with assisted living facilities and nursing homes, there is an increased need for caregivers to help seniors stay independent in their own homes.

In observance of National Caregivers Day, Friday, February 18, I would like to recognize the award-winning team of caregivers I employ and the in-home care services they humbly deliver to seniors every day.

My exceptional caregivers provide companion care to keep seniors company when they live alone, keep their minds engaged through conversation, games and activities, and keep them socially connected, as much as possible.

Caregivers manage homemaker services like laundry, light housework, grocery shopping and nutritional meal planning and preparation, which may be too difficult for seniors, especially if they suffer with arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Alzheimer’s and dementia care helps ease the burden with customized home health services to ensure a higher quality of life and more peace of mind for you, your loved one, and your entire family.

Specialized care services may also include recuperative care, support for stroke recovery and post-operative care.

Additionally, many of my caregivers have experience helping clients with conditions like Parkinson’s, Down’s syndrome, COPD, and heart disease. To ensure the right care for you or your loved one, Home Helpers provides specialized training for our caregivers, which includes:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care through the National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care (NCBAC)
  • Parkinson’s Care
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)/ Developmental Disability (DD) Care

My caregivers provide 24/7 live-In and shift care for those who require overnight assistance, and we recommend Direct Link 24-hour monitoring devices in case of an emergency for seniors who live alone, which adds a level of comfort for their families.

In-home caregivers are an answer to transportation woes when age, illness or disability leads to “driving retirement.” Seniors can remain independent and do not have to forego running personal errands or worry about missing important doctor appointments due to transportation constraints. Caregivers are insured and will happily provide seniors with transportation assistance – whatever the need – promptly and safely each and every time.

Wellness calls by caregivers ensure seniors are faring well: they are eating, exercising, staying hydrated and taking their medications properly. Wellness calls may include:

  • Morning & Evening Check-in Calls
  • Meal Reminders
  • Hydration Reminders
  • Exercise Reminders
  • Medication Reminders
  • Companionship with Engagement and Conversation

The Home Helpers® Cared-4℠ program is a wake-up/tuck-in service that includes caregiver assistance with a senior’s morning and evening routines and tasks.

Furthermore, Home Helpers® can provide respite carefor family caregivers, so can they can take the time needed for their own physical and mental wellness.

Caregivers assist with personal care, like bathing, hair care, dressing, toileting and so much more.

My Home Helpers® caregivers understand the importance of all of these services and are highly trained professionals who put their heart and soul into comprehensive in-home care for seniors, and I could not be more proud of my caregiving team!

I am available to discuss these services and more during a FREE consultation and assessment of needs. Do not hesitate to contact me, because I can and will match the perfect Home Helpers® caregiver to make your life easier!

We, at Home Helpers® Clearwater, are honored to have received the Home Care Pulse – Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award for the fifth consecutive year: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. We proudly serve male and female seniors in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Hudson and surrounding areas. Home Helpers®…we are Making Life Easier℠ 727.942.2539