Many of our clients view our caregivers as ‘visiting angels’. This is no doubt due to their uncompromising professional and compassionate approach to their work. Caregivers have very flexible roles within our company, some can be with a client for only one day a week, others spend much more time with the clients – also, hours of care per visit vary greatly as well.
Not only are the timings of our ‘visiting angels’ flexible – per the clients requests – so are the duties performed. All manner of care is given to the client, so they can rest comfortably in their own home.
Friendship comes naturally between the elder and the caregiver and as they work together a bond of trust builds up. This is very important for times when the elder needs someone to confide in or has to go through moments where their dignity must be maintained, such as personal hygiene assistance, dressing and bathing.
Running your own home is difficult enough when you are young and fit, however when you are a senior receiving home care your caregiver can help you organize the home, prepare your meals and help with light housekeeping duties and laundry services.
Mobility and transport as you become older become more difficult, especially if walking aids are needed and/or you have given up your right to drive. The ‘visiting angels’ are there again to assist you getting ‘out and about’. Lack of mobility does not mean you have to spend all the time indoors, it just means you have to be more careful when you do want to go out. A caregiver will always make sure you have all your necessary aids with you and can organize transport. Even a day out to nearby local attractions can be planned.
If you know of someone, a family member, friend or loved one, who is considering their options with regards to their health care management and their housing make sure they know there is the option to stay comfortably and safely within their own home and have one of our ‘visiting angels’, a caregiver, come round and take care of their every need.