The lack of ability to provide for their own intimate needs and hygiene are often a source of depression in the elderly. Our Caregivers are trained to offer as much assistance as needed while also encouraging as much independence as possible in situations where appropriate.
Our Caregivers promote independence and maintain dignity while assisting with:
- Grooming and Dressing
- Continence Care
- Oral Care
- Hair Care
"Our Caregivers are trained to ALWAYS put the needs of the client first, and to maintain the PRIVACY and DIGNITY of their Clients at all times." Beau Brothers, Founder
The role of a companion to the elderly is to provide emotional support, fellowship, and encouragement to stay healthy as long as possible. For those who live alone and are fairly isolated, companionship adds greatly to their quality of life.
Our Caregivers promote the well-being of our clients by
- Providing lively conversation
- Reminiscing about past experiences
- Discussing past and historical events
- Stimulating mental awareness
- Accompanying to lunch/dinner
- Escorting to church or other events
- Picking up prescriptions
- Transporting and running errands
One of the services that most puts a family's mind at ease is that of providing medication reminders. Our Caregivers follow the personalized Care Plan for each Client and ensure that all medications are taken appropriately and at the correc time. A family member or nurse prepares the daily, weekly, or monthly pill reminder box, and we take it from there!
Many seniors simply lose their desire to eat. Preparing a meal often becomes a very unappealing task, even to those who are able. In addition to meal preparation, our Caregivers encourage eating and provide the companionship during meal time that often stimulates their clients toward better eating habits.
Our Caregivers ensure dietary needs are met by:
- Adhering to dietary restrictions/needs
- Planning and preparing meals; cleaning up afterward
- Assisting client with eating
- Cleaning up afterward
Clean and sanitary surroundings contribute to both the physical and emotional health of your loved one. Our Caregivers maintain the home's cleanliness and appearance by:
- Dusting furniture
- Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping floors
- Changing linens and making beds
- Cleaning laundry and ironing
- Cleaning bathrooms
- Taking out garbage
Even in situations where light housekeeping is not part of a Client's Care Plan, our Caregivers are trained to keep the Client's area safe and sanitary.
Everyone needs simple errand service when experiencing time or health constraints which do not allow you the opportunity to do it yourself. Our Caregivers take care of the grocery shopping, prescription pick up, mailing letters, dropping off and picking up laundry from the cleaners, and any other errand that the client and family deem necessary to their continuing to function at home.
Our Clients often need to be escorted or transported to doctor's appointments, church events, social outings, birthday parties or other places. Sitters Etc.'s Caregivers can drive our Clients to their destination. Whether utilzing their Client's or their own vehicle, we run a Motor Vehicle Report on all caregivers providing transportation.