What is In-Home Health Care and how can it help?

Robin Elario of Assisting Hands Home Care talks about why she cares and how she is committed to serve
By: Assisting Hands Home Care
Robin Elario (Stories Framed Photography)
Robin Elario (Stories Framed Photography)
MILWAUKEE - April 12, 2019 - PRLog -- I'm Robin Elario, owner of Assisting Hands Home Care in Brookfield, WI.  My passion for helping others guided my decision in purchasing an existing Assisting Hands franchise in June of 2017.

Many people are faced with the reality, either for themselves or a loved one, that performing basic activities of daily living are becoming more and more difficult. However, moving to a facility is certainly not the desired outcome. In those instances, in-home care may be an excellent option.

My commitment to the well-being of my clients is what drives me every day to provide the best quality care possible to maintain their quality of life and remain happy, healthy and safe….at home. In the next few weeks, my goal is to educate folks about different aspects of aging in place and the components of doing so safely.

What is in-home care? In-home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to maintain a desired level of independence while living safely at home. In-home care benefits not only frail seniors but helps others with managing chronic health issues or recovering from a medical setback or surgery, or with individuals that have special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person's needs and level of care.

Activities of daily living (ADL's) refer to a wide range of tasks including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry, linen changes, errands. An in-home care agency will provide a caregiver based on a client's required level of care.

Some clients need just once-a-week help with their laundry/linen changes and preparing some meals for the week. Other clients are a very high level of care and need assistance getting in/out of bed (sometimes with a complicated transfer or lift), incontinence care, full assist with bathing, dressing and grooming, seven days a week, twice a day.

Here are several reasons hiring an in-home care agency can help:

Providing peace of mind. Professional caregivers can assess safety risks and make simple corrections in the home—from placing a rug on a slippery floor, to recommendations for ambulatory assistance.

Help avoid medication confusion that may come with taking multiple medications by providing reminders to ensure they are taken at the right times to avoid harmful interactions.

Support with diet and nutrition to ensure loved ones are getting the nutrition they need to stay healthy. In-home care can provide grocery shopping and home-cooked meals to protect loved ones against malnutrition.

Caring companionship. Research shows that aging adults stay healthier with social interaction. Caregivers can become trusted friends for walks, reading, cards, games, movies, meals, and other social activities.

Assist with activities of daily living to help preserve a senior's dignity while maintaining a good quality of life in a safe environment.

A good in-home care agency also plays the role of "matchmaker" in many ways. An initial assessment is done to determine the level of care, number of days and hours per week required, and services needed.

But, it's not only about the physical aspects of providing care, it's also very important to take into consideration a client's personality and interests in order to achieve a good match with a caregiver. And, of course, open communication and follow-up is crucial to assuring the caregiver is a good fit!

Assisting Hands Home Care provides caregivers to assist with activities of daily living (ADL's) in a client's personal residence, senior living community or while staying with a friend or family members, for as little as 3 hours once per week, to seven days a week. A free consultation is always available to help determine if in-home care is good option.

For more information about Assisting Hands Home Care, call Robin Elario at 262-212-0114, email at relario@assistinghands.com or visit our website at www.assistinghands.com/menomonee

Judi Murphy
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