If you’ve got an elderly member in your family, you know that taking care of them can be both challenging and rewarding. Taking on the role as their primary caretaker is a significant responsibility that you may not be able to manage alone. As a responsible, reliable, and professional home care agency, this is where we step in to offer our services. You can rely on Village Caregiving to put your mind at ease while we take charge of your loved one’s needs.
If you’ve asked yourself, “What do caregivers do?” then read on to gain clarity about the diverse range of services Village Caregiving provides.
Provide Help With Basic Needs
Village Caregiving will help your loved one live as independently and comfortably as possible in their own home. Village Caregiving will assist them with the basic activities of daily living necessary to remain safe at home as long as possible. Simply put, Village Caregiving will help with all basic tasks: bathing, hygiene, oral care, eating, dressing, ambulation, toileting, incontinence care, and many other normal activities of daily living.
Seniors often struggle to cook nutritious meals. Village Caregiving can prepare meals or pick up food that is already prepared in an effort to provide your loved one with nutritious meals and nourishment. Likewise, Village Caregiving can assist your loved one with grocery shopping and meal planning. If your loved one cannot eat independently, Village Caregiving can assist your loved one with eating.
Caring for an incontinent loved one can be mentally and physically exhausting. Village Caregiving staff are ready and willing to care for your incontinent loved one with discretion, respect, and safety.
Village Caregiving is not a skilled home health provider. As a result, our employees cannot administer medications. However, in certain circumstances, Village Caregiving can remind your loved one when it is time to take their medicine.
Companionship and Comfort
Village Caregiving provides your loved one with someone else to rely upon. In addition to providing help with basic activities of daily living tasks, Village Caregiving provides your loved one with additional social interaction. Our staff understands the importance of maintaining relationships to promote a healthy emotional state.
Help With Errands and Chores
Village Caregiving’s assistance does not stop with basic needs related to bathing and hygiene. Our staff also assists with basic household chores and errands. Village Caregiving commonly provides assistance with laundry, mail, trash, shopping, and other essential household tasks necessary to allow your loved one to live comfortably and independently in their own home.
In addition to chores and errands, Village Caregiving also provides extensive assistance with light housekeeping tasks. While not a professional cleaning service, Village Caregiving does commonly vacuum, sanitize surfaces, clean kitchens and bathrooms, clear clutter, and provide other light housekeeping assistance to provide your loved one with a sanitary and tidy living environment.
While Village Caregiving is not a medical transportation company, in certain circumstances, our employees can accompany your loved ones to appointments.
If your elderly loved one is suffering from a condition that restricts mobility, Village Caregiving will offer assistance with ambulation. If your loved one is able, Village Caregiving can provide assistance with transfers and mobility.
Help to Manage Fall Risks
Village Caregiving cannot prevent your loved one from falling. Falls are unfortunately a common risk associated with aging, and restraining is never allowed. However, Village Caregiving can provide ambulation assistance, clear clutter, and monitor your loved one in an effort to mitigate fall risks.
Sometimes you just need a break. Caring for your loved one can be a full-time job. It can prohibit you from doing the things you need to do to live a happy and healthy life. We can provide you and your family members a needed break. Allowing Village Caregiving to provide respite care can refresh tired family members, and provide them time to take care of themselves.
Care with Compassion, Respect, and Dignity
We understand that most families seek our help because they are going through a difficult situation. Caring for a loved one is difficult and stressful. Even though the tasks Village Caregiving takes on are challenging, our main focus is to provide you and your family with help and respite so your loved one can maintain their dignity in their own home. Village Caregiving requires all employees to treat your loved one with the compassion and respect they deserve. Doing so is our mission.
Village Caregiving staff members understand that privacy is not just desired, but absolutely required. When families ask for help, they trust us to keep sensitive information private. We hold your loved one’s personal and medical information in the highest confidence. Privacy is a priority, not a goal.
Encourage Social Interaction
Social interaction is an important part of your loved one’s mental and emotional health. Village Caregiving can provide your loved one with a caregiver who can help attend community events and interact with friends and neighbors. Often, Village Caregiving employees become trusted companions for the individuals they help.
We understand the importance mental stimulation plays in maintaining your loved one’s emotional health. Our staff is committed to providing your loved one with positive social interactions. Village Caregiving employees commonly play games, work puzzles, and engage in other social activities with their clients.
Looking for Help from a Home Care Agency?
At Village Caregiving, we often say our mission is to “keep your heart at home.” This is our way of saying our company’s focus is to allow the elderly to live as comfortably as possible in their own homes. To accomplish this goal, Village Caregiving employees provide home care assistance to the elderly. In other words, Village Caregiving employees help the elderly with activities of daily living like bathing, eating, chores, toileting, grooming, hygiene, and other basic needs and activities.
Village Caregiving is a resource your family can rely on in order to assist with the care of your elderly loved one. We want your loved one to remain in their own home for as long as possible with the highest degree of dignity and independence.
Call us today to learn more about our home care services.