Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_personalcare.pdf http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_bathing.pdf

COMPANIONSHIP SERVICES

Companionship and Conversation
Monitor Diet and Eating
Assistance with Walking and Mobility
Entertainment
Dressing (includes clothing selection assistance)
Houseplant Care
Supervise Home Maintenance and Arrange lists
Mail Bills and Letters

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES

Light Housekeeping
Laundry and Ironing
Garbage Removal
Plan, Prepare, and Clean-up Meals
Bed Making, Dusting, and General Housekeeping
Pick-up Prescriptions and Dry Cleaning
Care for Alzheimer’s
Attend Events as an Escort
Pet Care

HOMECARE SERVICES
Home care services include help with daily tasks such as:

Meal preparation

Medication reminders

Laundry

Light housekeeping

Errands

Shopping

Transportation

Toileting and Continence Care
Medication Reminders


DO YOU NEED HOMEMAKING/HOUSEKEEPING

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED:

  • Homemakers decide what needs to be done in the home and arrange for the chores to be completed. General household chores are done on a schedule that suits the residents of the home.

  • Cleaning tasks include dusting, vacuuming, making beds, washing and waxing floors, washing the dishes, putting away children's toys, feeding pets, disinfecting the home, as well as washing, folding.

  • After a meal is cooked, the homemaker may also plate and serve the meals to those who are eating. If time does not permit, the homemaker may hire others to cook meals for them, or seek meals from an outside source. Homemakers also need to shop for food to ensure that everyone in the home gets proper nutrition.
  • Help with eating - As a person's cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat or have difficulty with eating utensils.

  • Meal Preparation - It can be very difficult to prepare nutritious and healthy meals when seniors struggle with chronic diseases or are recuperating from a hospital stay.Planning and cooking meals can be not only physically challenging but seniors may also have a lack of desire to cook. It has been proven that as we age our sense of taste (in food not fashion) declines.

  • Monitoring Mobility - as we age it becomes hard to complete most task without getting tired, weak. and mass movement. This is when most accidents happen in the home

  • Toileting - Even if your older adult is pretty independent, they may still need a little help when they go to the bathroom. It’s easy for seniors to fall when walking to the bathroom in a rush or when sitting or standing from the toilet due to blood pressure changes.

  • Bathing/Dressing - choosing /putting on clothes or getting in/out of the shower /bath can be frustrating for seniors or a person with a disability. The they may not remember how to dress or may be overwhelmed with the choices or the task itself.

  • Medication Reminders -  forgetting to take medication on time, mistakenly taking too many doses at once, taking another dose too soon after the first one is why caregivers assist in med reminders..

  • Transferring - disability, medications age can require assistance just to get in and out of bed or moving from a chair to a wheelchair.

HOMEMAKING/HOUSEKEEPING 

SERVICE

Alzheimer Information

 ​Independent Stay Homecare

When you choose homemaking/housekeeping services, you’re choosing someone to take care of the little things. Freshly prepared meals. No obstacles in the hallways or bedroom to trip over. Clean clothes to wear. If you’re looking into homemaking care for an a senior loved one, help usually means an extra hand with daily tasks. Homemaking care for seniors and the elderly can be a full-time service, or it can be a few hours a week as added support for family caregivers. Your time with your family is precious, and you shouldn’t have to spend it doing chores!