It's no secret caregivers are modern-day heroes in the lives of many. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the need for caregivers has skyrocketed and now more than ever, seniors are requesting in-home care.
With caregivers coming to the rescue in these unprecedented times, we think it’s essential for everyone to understand what our caregivers do and why they're so important.
Older adults going through a scary diagnosis or experiencing mental and body changes will be feeling many emotions. Caregivers spend a lot of their time talking through these feelings with your loved one and it's been proven, the one-on-one time spent between your loved one and caregiver improves their mental happiness. That companionship and empathy improves your loved one's overall quality of life.
Caregivers play a significant role in describing your loved one's needs to medical professionals and family members. Sometimes older adults can have a hard time expressing everything that might be feeling off and may also downplay any issues to convince themselves that everything's okay. Because caregivers see your loved one often, they can detect slight changes and relay this information to family and medical professionals.
Honest communication can make a big difference in their treatment and overall health.
Maintaining a home is a lot of work for one person, especially a senior. It's common for a caregiver to help with household chores such as laundry or cooking meals. Assisting seniors with these small tasks can make a huge difference in their lives, relieving stress, and physical strain.
Getting older can result in loss of mobility, lack of personal hygiene, cooking meals and more. Caregivers assist in daily personal care, such as dressing, bathing, cooking, medication reminders, and more. It's tough for our older adults to transition into having someone else assist with their care; however, our caregivers make this a smooth process.
Do you know of or have a loved who who could use the help of a Senior Helpers' caregiver? Contact us today for assistance.