Not All Home Care Services are Medical
At Synergy HomeCare in Yuma we want your senior loved one to be able to live as independent a lifestyle as possible. As we age, tasks that were once simple and routine can become difficult or even impossible. To help with these issues, it is often a good idea to provide your loved with non-medical home care. What exactly is non-medical home care? Continue reading below to find out.
Non-Medical VS Medical Home Care Services
In the world of home care services fall into two categories: non-medical home care and medical home care. Medical home care is reserved for those individuals who need someone to able to handle their medical needs on a daily basis. This can include administering medications, changing dressings, or any other task that you would typically associate with medical care in a hospital. Non-medical home care, on the other hand, is any home care service that does not require the home care service provider to handle medical issues. For many individuals, non-medical home care covers all of their needs and can be a great resource for continued independent living.
What Services Does Non-medical Home Care Cover?
Non-medical home care covers a wide range of services. Again, non-medical home care isn’t so much about total care, but rather lending a helping hand with the various tasks that a person must do each day. Helping someone around the house allows them to maintain independence and have a better sense of control over their life. Below, we have listed a few of the services covered by non-medical home care.
- Personal Hygiene: One of the most common tasks covered by non-medical homecare is helping an individual with their daily hygiene routines. It’s no secret that showers and bathtubs can be treacherous places for senior citizens. A fall in one of these areas can result in serious injury and should be avoided at all costs. Our home care specialists will help your senior loved one with their bathing routine to ensure that no mishaps take place.
- Meal Preparation: Another task that is often handled by home care specialists is cooking. Your senior loved one may not be able to navigate the kitchen like they once could but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be able to enjoy a home cooked meal. Our home care specialists can cook entire meals, lend a helping hand, or supervise to make sure that everything goes smoothly during the meal preparation process. Also, our home care specialists can assist your senior loved one when shopping, help monitor expiration dates, and help clean up in the kitchen.
- Housekeeping: Housekeeping is a constant part of life. Making sure that the environment you live in is clean and tidy is not only important for good health, it is also important for good mental health. Our non-medical home care specialists will assist your loved one with light housekeeping duties and help make sure that their living environment is as tidy as possible. Our light housekeeping service include dusting, vacuuming, trash removal, laundry, and a myriad of other little daily tasks that keep a home tidy.
- Errands: Even aging does not prevent people from having errands to run. Our non-medical home care specialists will help your loved with their errands including visits to the pharmacy, any and all banking needs, shopping, transportation to social gatherings, and transportation to doctor’s visits. Having someone to help them with their errands will not only ensure that they finish all of their errands in a safe and timely manner, but is also a great way to get out of the house and stay active.
If you are considering non-medical home care for yourself or a loved one, please contact us today at Synergy HomeCare in Yuma. Our home care specialists will help to ensure that you or your loved one’s independence is maintained and will help with daily tasks that may have become too difficult. The ability to stay in one’s home has many benefits and it is our goal to make sure that you are able to live life the way you want to. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultations call or visit our website today.