Aging or illness can make everyday tasks such as bathing and dressing difficult for your loved ones to accomplish without some assistance. Some activities such as bathing and showering can become increasingly dangerous due to slippery tubs or floors. In-home personal care can provide the support and assistance an individual needs while allowing them to remain in their home and maintain an independent lifestyle.
Personal care programs can vary based on the needs of your loved one. At Citizens Homecare, we work closely with patients and their families to develop a care program that meets all of those needs. The sensitive nature of in-home personal care can be uncomfortable for many. Our caregivers are trained to provide assistance with the highest level of professionalism, privacy, and respect.
Personal care can assist with
- Bathing and showering
- Personal hygiene and appearance
- Restroom use and incontinence care
- Dressing and grooming
- Medication reminders
As seniors age, it can become increasingly difficult to attend social events or to visit family and friends due to travel limitations such as the inability to drive. Living alone can make socialization even more difficult and can lead to an increased feeling of loneliness. Social interaction can contribute to a patient’s well-being, quality of life, and general health, so it is important that these various social needs are still met.
Home companions can provide support and care for a patient, but they can also offer the much needed social interaction that many seniors need. Companions can engage seniors in conversation and activities around the house, arrange social outings with friends and family, and help keep overall mental and physical activity elevated.
- Provide comfort and support
- Encourage participation in activities such as games, going for walks, and visiting friends
- Help to arrange social outings such as lunches, a day of shopping, or attending various events
- Monitor in-home safety
- Stimulate mental and physical activity
- Assist with cooking, light housework, and running errands
Whether your loved one is in need of personal assistance or a companion caregiver, Citizens Homecare can help create an in-home care plan that meets all of their unique needs. Our passionate and devoted caregivers are available throughout San Diego, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and the surrounding California areas. Contact us today to find a caregiver in your area.