Why Home Care Is Important For Elders?

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Home care can be a great option for seniors, as they get to remain in their homes while having a professional take care of their daily needs. This takes away much of the angst of elder care, allowing seniors to retain as much independence and autonomy as is practically feasible.

Our Caregivers provide a variety of services, including wound care, medication management, speech and physical therapy, dietary management and more. Some home care services also allow workers to help clients take care of daily living tasks such as cooking, laundry, etc.

Home care can be provided on a long-term or short-term basis. For example, if a loved one is recovering from a surgery, but is expected to make a full recovery, a short-term home care solution is a great option for taking care of that person’s needs while he or she is recovering. Long term home care assistance is helpful for older people who will need sustained assistance.

Home care has a variety of advantages, including:

–      Allowing seniors to stay in their homes

–      Increased independence for seniors

–      Easier for family and friends to visit

–      Individualized service

–      Comfortable, familiar environment for seniors

When considering home care for yourself or a loved one, consider your individual circumstances and whether home care services are the right solution for you.

Naamcare Elder Service provides home care services to seniors in their own homes or in some cases even in a nursing home. Our Professional Caregivers can assist seniors with activities of daily living so they can maintain their independence.

Contact Naamcare today to learn more about how much we can help you and your loved one.

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Importance of Elderly Safety and Non-Medical Home Care

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The wide array of duties that a home care aide performs can mean that sometimes he or she will come across safety concerns. As a home care franchise owner, it is important for you or your manager to devise and implement policies and procedures necessary for the safety of both the field staff and the clients of your home care business. Careful employee assessment is necessary to ensure that your field staff is qualified and capable of dealing with any safety issues which may arise, and careful patient assessment procedures should be employed to ensure that the client is receiving the level of care he or she requires. Here are some safety considerations our non-medical home caregiver  may encounter.

Personal Safety 

Non-medical home caregiver must first protect themselves before they can adequately care for others. This includes being trained in proper body mechanics to safely move and lift patients without injury to themselves or the patient. Home aides must wear proper clothing and shoes, and should be provided with gloves and masks. They should be cautious in unfamiliar neighborhoods and when working late at night.

Patient Health Issues 

Aides who are responsible for helping with medication management must ensure each patient receives the correct medications on time. They also must protect their patients from common home injuries, like falls and burns, so any spills must be cleaned up and careful monitoring of any electrical or flammable appliances must be observed. If an aide suspects that a patient is experiencing more serious health problems than he or she is trained to handle, the health problems should be reported to the patient’s family or primary medical professionals. Confidentiality is especially important when discussing a patient’s health information must never be communicated to anyone who isn’t authorized to receive it.

By devising and implementing appropriate safety policies and procedures, you can reduce the chances of accidents or problems in your home care business. Properly trained employees and a good management and support team are vital to keeping your business running smoothly and safely.

To Know more about Naamcare Non-medical Service

Are you interested in learning more about what safety and non medical home care entails and how it can help your senior loved one live a richer, more independent life at home, for more information and to schedule your consultation with one of our care experts. We can’t wait to hear from you!

How In-Home Caregivers Handle Seniors with Depression

Caregiving means different things to different people; some need physical care, some need emotional care, and others may need both. Whatever the case, it’s up to the in-home caregiver to provide the care recipient with the care that they need. Depression in seniors can be difficult to deal with, and it requires special attention. If you’d like to learn how to handle caregiving for seniors with depression, keep on reading.

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Get Involved in Treatments

Caregivers should learn about the care plan for their senior with depression and be a part of it. Sticking to their treatment can be tough for seniors, so having someone to encourage them and give them an extra push can’t hurt. Helping them with their treatment will let them know that they’re not alone and that they have your support no matter what.

Watch and Listen for Signs

If your suspect your senior of experiencing depression for the first time or you think they may be relapsing after being on a course of treatment, the best thing to do is take them to the doctor and get a professional opinion. Early stages of depression include consistent sadness or crying, anxiety, agitation and aggression, self-blame, feelings of helplessness, and loss of self-esteem.

Keep Up to Date with Doctor Visits

The best thing to do for your senior with depression is to keep up with their doctor visits. It may be difficult to get them out of bed much less get them out of the house some days, but it’s what’s best for them. Going to all their appointments is important since their doctor may notice things that you haven’t picked up on, which could possibly call for an adjustment in their care plan. Not to mention, the little outing couldn’t hurt.

Exercising Routine

Exercising has been found to reduce the effect of depression—and it doesn’t even have to be intense. Taking occasional walks during the day for 30 to 45 minutes can reduce symptoms in your senior. Work them up to these walks by doing a little bit every day and slowing going for a little bit longer than the day before. Take water and bench breaks often when needed.

Provide Emotional Support

The main thing your elder probably wants from you is to know that you’re there. They may not open up and talk to you about their feelings, but knowing that they have someone who care and that’ll listen to them can help more than you’d imagine. In-home senior caregivers need to remember that patience is key and that exuding emotions like anger and annoyance will affect their senior, whether they say it outright or not.

Get a Second Opinion

Seniors with depression can be a lot to handle, and you don’t have to do it on your own. The caregivers at Naamcare are able to provide additional support to cater to elders with depression and other mental health conditions. Our experienced staff is trained to handle the difficult issues that may arise in situations like these, so you can have peace of mind when you leave your senior their capable hands. If you’d like to learn more about how we can assist you can your family members, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Providing Care for an Elderly

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When your loved one needs to be cared for, most adult children or family members want to be the caregiver of their ill loved one. However, being a caregiver is more complicated than just agreeing to do it. You need to have a clear picture of what your loved one will need help with, how healthy they are, and what tasks they will be able to accomplish alone. Here are just a few tips to help your new journey as a family caregiver go as smoothly as possible.

Talk to the elder

Before beginning the job, sit down with the senior to discuss what will be required as the caregiver. What tasks will you be responsible for? Is all of their medical and financial paperwork in order? Where are all of the important documents that you may need sometime in the future, such as the birth certificate, marriage certificate, insurance information, power of attorney, and any other documents you may need? Having a caregiving plan established with your elderly parent will ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Frequently communicate with the doctor

Especially if the senior is suffering from a medical condition or disease, you will need to frequently talk to their doctor. Constantly getting updates on your loved one’s health will give you an idea of what to expect in the future.

Know your limit.

While you may want to do everything for the elder, there are some things that you either are not capable of helping with or do not have the time for. Trying to do more than you can handle will quickly lead you to feel burned out or depressed. Know your limits and do not be afraid to tell them no.

Ask for help

Most caregivers need to take a break at some point, and quite frankly, they deserve it. After all of the hours spent caring for their loved one, they deserve to spend some time focusing on themselves for a change. When you feel like you are ready to step away from the caregiving role for a short amount of time, a senior care provider can be hired to take over. Of course, this does not mean you are permanently being replaced. You can resume your position whenever you are able to.

Determine their physical and emotional needs

Follow the senior around for a day, observing what they are able to do and what they need help with. This will give you a better idea of how you can help make their life easier.

Caregiving can be a very fulfilling role if you are prepared. These tips are the perfect place to start if you are new to the role.

In-Home Companionship and Care Services in Chennai

Naamcare provide Elder home care services that can help prolong independent living. Our Interactive Caregiving approach transforms day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful interactions. This includes conversation and activities that engage and enrich the physical, mental, social, and emotional lives of elders.From helping with meals and mobility to personal care and errands, our in-home care lends a helping hand.

Our caregivers work closely with elders to provide in-home care. This allows them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. It also ensures they are well taken care of, from grooming to household chores. Having our caregivers in your home is an excellent way to balance the wants and needs of aging elders.

One of the most important things to elders is the ability to remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. The goal is to improve the quality of life and help elders to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

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Conversation and Companionship

Studies prove that elders who stay social and engaged have a better quality of life. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship — a fantastic way to keep your loved ones engaged and upbeat.

Our caregivers will accompany customers to accomplish any tasks outside and also to attend events like marriage, family function, visiting relative home etc., we ensure the safety of the customer from the time they leave their place and return back home. Mode of transport shall be arranged as per customer preference.

Meal Preparation

Daily tasks, like meal preparation, can be a lot of work for elders. Our caregivers step in and help in the kitchen when needed. They cook hot and wholesome meals to meet nutritional and dietary needs.Your loved ones are always welcome to work alongside their caregiver during meal prep. This time spent working together is an excellent opportunity for social interaction and conversation.

Laundry

Our caregivers can take care of all laundry needs, either in the home or at a nearby laundromat. These services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting clean laundry away.

Light Housekeeping

Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. Our services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows reachable without a ladder.

Grocery Shopping/Errands

Getting around can be difficult for elders, especially if they are unable to drive. Our caregivers take care of this problem by running around for you. This can include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office. Your loved ones are welcome to stay home or come along for the ride as a way to stay active.

Transportation

Being out and about benefits a elders mind, body, and spirit. It’s an integral part of Comfort Keepers’ Interactive Caregiving. For older adults unable to drive, our caregivers provide transportation incidental to other services, such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping. Just about anywhere your elders wants to go, our caregivers can help them get there.

Recreation

Periodic recreation event shall be conducted involving all our premium customers to relax and have fun Celebration of birthdays, wedding anniversary, Group Events enabling active participation and enjoyment of elder and Cultural Program by external artists.

Medication Reminders

Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist in ensuring that clients take their medication as prescribed. Our caregivers can help with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.

Grooming Guidance

Paying particular attention to grooming can help a elders feel and look better. As a person ages, grooming can sometimes present physical challenges. Our caregivers assist clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs so elders can look and feel their best.

Telling a Loved One They Need Care

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Growing old is something that happens to us all. We all want the best for our loved ones but ensuring that they are well cared for as they get older can be a challenge, especially when you’re balancing work and home life with providing the level of care or help they need. Sometimes we need a little support.

Your loved one may be struggling to carry out some of the everyday tasks that we take for granted, they may be struggling with declining health, recovering from a stroke or may have just come out of hospital and need a little care that you and your family just aren’t able to handle on your own.

Non-medical home care focuses on supporting older people in their own homes with daily activities that may have become a struggle.  Many older people may need extra support with their regular daily routine due to ill health or general old age, for example they may need support preparing breakfast, cleaning and visiting the local shops, or getting dressed and showering all of which can give them the better quality of life that they deserve.

NaamCare is redefining in elder home care by providing exceptional services that go miles beyond traditional in home care. Our non-medical, around the clock and part time care support allows each individual to remain in the comfort of home with the best care structure suited to each individual. With a genuine passion for their work, our highly trained and compassionate caregivers create independence, comradery, joy, and a safe, loving environment that can only equate to true happiness.