The older she gets, the harder it is for your mom to handle activities of daily living. Arthritis has her moving slower than in the past. Her memory is slipping. She’s fine otherwise and doesn’t want to move somewhere new. She’s happy in her house. Here are some in-home services that ease your mom’s stress.
Laundry and Light Housework Assistance.
When it comes to elderly care, laundry and housework are two of the most requested services. When arthritis kicks in, it can make it hard to lift things like a hamper or a vacuum. Walking down the stairs seems impossible, especially if your mom is balancing a heavy basket.
Caregivers can take over the harder tasks. This helps prevent muscle strain and the risk of a fall. Your mom doesn’t have to give up the tasks she enjoys doing, she just has a helping hand when needed.
Your mom’s becoming forgetful. She has some medications that need to be taken at the same time each day. Caregivers can offer medication reminders. Your mom won’t forget to take her daily pills if she has someone to remind her.
Each morning, your mom showers, cleans her face, brushes her teeth, and starts to get dressed. Her arthritis is making it very hard to do things that were once so simple. She struggles to button her shirt and pants. Zipping a zipper is impossible. With a caregiver to help, your mom can avoid having to fill her closet with pull-on clothing.
A large percentage of elderly men and women feel lonely. Retired friends may have left the state for a retirement community in a warmer climate. Family members may not live nearby. If your mom is lonely, it affects her health.
Caregivers offer many services but one of the most important is companionship. Your mom gains a friend who stops by to visit on a regular basis. She has someone to talk to, play games with, or join for walks around the town.
Your mom’s vision is worsening and her doctor said she should no longer drive. It’s hard for you to get her to appointments. You have a job and children. With an elderly care professional’s help, your mom can get rides to and from stores, medical offices, and area businesses. Plus, the caregiver can help her shop for groceries and complete other tasks that may be difficult.
These are just a few of the services that caregivers offer. Take the next step. Start a discussion with your mom about the things she would like help with and then call us.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elderly care in Anderson, SC, contact Heart of the Carolinas Home Care at 864-991-3116. Providing Home Care Services in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Anderson, Spartanburg, Mauldin, Seneca, Laurens, Charleston, Columbia and the surrounding areas.
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