Can I Get Non-Medical Home Care Services?
Are home care services available to those without specific medical needs? Yes, in fact, many people who benefit from home care are using the service in a non-medical nature. Companion care is one of the most important services available as it can play a critical role in assisting seniors in maintaining their independence, allowing them to continue to live in the comfort of their own homes. Non-medical care can provide peace of mind for family members, knowing that their loved ones have someone supervising them and helping with basic activities around the house, and providing them a person to talk to and spend time with. Loneliness is a major problem for older people who live alone and companion care is a great way to help seniors avoid the potentially negative effects of being alone.
What is Non-Medical Home Care?
As we get older, tasks that were once simple and easy can become tedious and difficult. While many in-home care clients have specific medical needs that require attention and care from a nurse or home health aide, sometimes older people simply need a helping hand around their home doing basic tasks. Some of the tasks that might be provided during non-medical home care include:
- Basic personal hygiene
- Help getting dressed
- Preparing meals
- Light housekeeping
On top of these basic tasks, companionship is also a very important aspect of non-medical home care.
What to Expect From Our Senior Companion Care Services
Everyone needs companionship and all of us could use a helping hand every once in a while. These things only become more true as we get older. Isolation is a common cause of poor emotional and physical health for seniors. For seniors who live alone but want to maintain a generally independent lifestyle, companion care is the perfect solution. It also allows family caregivers respite and relief from constant care and gives them peace of mind knowing their family is being looked after by a professional.
Some of the basic services involved in companion care include:
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping & errand assistance
- Assistance to doctors appointments or therapy
Safety, Injury Prevention, and Reassurance
- Fall prevention
- Ambulation & transfer assistance
- Medication reminders
- Helping with activities & hobbies such as reading, gardening, cooking, and more.
- Home health care services tailored to the individual’s needs.
What Are The Benefits of Companion Care For Seniors?
The biggest benefit of senior companionship is that it improves the quality of life of seniors. Companion care services go beyond just caregiving to creating a relationship that can help seniors thrive. Having someone to share their time with and be able to express problems they are having or feelings they’re experiencing is a huge mental health boost that will translate to their physical health as well. On a personal level, a quality companion is someone that the senior can not only look forward to spending time with and doing things with but also is someone on which they can rely. Older people worry about many of their challenges that for you and I might be very small such as going to the grocery store or transportation to and from doctors appointments. Companionship helps to remove the worry and burden so that seniors can focus on living a quality life.
Contact Nova Regarding Non-Medical Home Care
If you have someone in your life who you believe would benefit from non-medical home care services from our experienced certified home health aides and registered nursing team, Contact Nova Home Care & Staffing today. We can build a home care schedule to perfectly suit the needs of you and your loved one.