At Ideal Home Care Services, our goal is to treat each client with dignity, respect, and compassion. Providing comprehensive personal and skilled care services, we help families ensure their loved ones are getting the best care while helping each client remain as independent as possible. Learn more about how you can benefit from personal care services.
What Are Personal Care Services?
Professional caregivers provide a wide range of support services to help older adults remain independent. Personal care services include:
Caregivers often go grocery shopping for older adults who can no longer drive or get around a supermarket easily. They may cook meals in the client’s home. This helps ensure that the client has a balanced diet and is getting all the nutrients they need.
Cleaning and housekeeping tasks can be increasingly difficult for older adults, especially if they have mobility issues. A caregiver can provide homemaker services, such as:
- Washing and folding laundry
- Cleaning off countertops
- Making beds and changing linens
- Sorting mail
- Emptying trash
Some caregivers help their clients with daily grooming. They may assist with bathing, dressing, or helping a client brush their teeth or comb their hair. This helps them feel confident and ready for the day. Other clients are comfortable bathing on their own but prefer to have a caregiver in their home to monitor them and ensure they are safe.
Older adults often have to keep track of several prescription medications. A caregiver can remind their client when to take each one, and make sure the client knows specific instructions, such as remembering to take a pill with food.
Personal care services are often offered alongside skilled nursing services. If you receive in-home care, you may work with both a trained caregiver and a medical professional, such as a registered nurse (RN) or physical therapist.
Benefits of Working with a Caregiver
Inviting someone into your home to help take care of you might seem strange at first. But working with a caregiver can offer many supportive benefits. These include:
As you get older, it can become more challenging to do all the things you’re used to doing to take care of yourself and your house. A caregiver helps you age in place – you can retain your independence and stay in your home instead of moving to an assisted living facility. This helps you stay in the community you love while giving your family peace of mind that you’ll be safe and well-cared for.
If you’ve recently had surgery or are recovering from an injury, home care can help promote healing. You can get ongoing support in the comfort of your home, instead of a hospital or rehabilitation facility. Your caregiver can even help coordinate skilled in-home services like physical therapy. Plus, a caregiver can help you maintain an active lifestyle and make sure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.
When you work with an agency like Ideal Home Care Services, you can be confident that each employee has the knowledge and experience to provide outstanding in-home care. Our licensed caregivers receive ongoing training and supervision, all in accordance with the regulations established by New York’s State Department of Health. You and your loved ones can be confident in the quality of care you’ll receive.
Learn More About In-Home Care
If you’re not sure if personal care services are right for you, the team at Ideal Home Care Services can provide more information. We develop personalized care plans for each client and can help you navigate health insurance coverage and Medicaid assistance. Our caregivers know how much personal care enriches each of our clients’ lives and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Located in Hauppauge, NY, Ideal Home Care Services serves individuals throughout Long Island. For more information, contact us today.