A large majority of seniors today say that they want to stay in their own homes as long as possible. There’s no need to disrupt your loved one’s life and preferred environment when all they may need is a little lifestyle assistance to stay happy, healthy and home-based. Casa Companion Homecare Solutions offers many kinds of services that will make your loved one’s life easier, happier, and healthier as he or she navigates changes in life.

Companionship

Social networks shrink as we get older, and it takes more work to maintain the friendships that we do have. Families live farther apart than ever before, and while the digital world is an interesting place, it’s not a completely satisfying substitute for real human connection. Your loved one needs social interaction, conversation and a reason to get out and move around to maintain a healthy mind and body. There’s no pill that fills this gap, but regular companionship can do the trick. An interested, curious and connected parent may not regain lost health, but doctors are convinced that socially isolated seniors experience worse health. A Casa Home Care Aide can help your loved one stay connected with the world in all these ways. Our Casa Companion Home Care Aides can drive your loved one to bingo with ‘the girls’, or help them use Facebook to check in with the grandkids, or do the crossword puzzle. A Casa Home Care Aide can provide:

  • Interesting, friendly conversation
  • Social engagement and connections to family and friends
  • An ‘out and about’ active lifestyle

Errands and Transportation

Modern life is filled with minutiae, from waiting for the cable guy to dropping off the recycling. Loved ones can get sidelined by illness, fatigue, or the impairments of aging, but the daily routine of life goes on. Shopping for groceries, filling up the gas tank, taking the cat to the vet, and picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy are still on the to-do list. Medical appointments, errands, or cruising Main Street, whether your loved one can’t drive temporarily, or needs to give up driving altogether, they still need to get around. In either case, staying connected with family, friends and the world is a crucial element to continued mental and physical good health. A Casa Home Care Aide can handle everyday errands for your loved one, or provide transportation and assistance so that your loved one can maintain their schedule and live their life with minimal interruption. A Casa Home Care Aide can help with:

  • Life’s daily errands
  • About town’ transportation
  • Shopping and necessities

Medication Reminders

Modern medicine can work wonders, and there’s no doubt that taking prescribed medication is a large part of proper self-care. Whether your loved one is managing a chronic condition with long-term medication, or has multiple prescriptions to help with the recovery process after surgery, taking what has been prescribed in the right way, at the right time, in the right amount is critical to healing and good health. But anyone of any age who’s left a pharmacy with an armful of pill bottles knows that following all the instructions to the letter can be tricky and confusing. When pain, weakness or cognitive impairment get in the way, subtleties like ‘take with food’ or ‘take on an empty stomach’ can get lost, and reduce the effectiveness of the drugs. Let a Casa Home Care Aide keep track of the medication for your loved one, so that they can focus on getting better. A Casa Home Care Aide can help with:

  • Taking medications at the right time of day
  • Taking the right dosages
  • Taking medication in the right way – with food? Without food?

Light Housekeeping

Nothing’s more frustrating than looking around a dusty, cluttered home and feeling too ill, fatigued or weak to clean it up. When your loved one’s home produces these feelings of frustration and unhappiness, it hinders the healing process. And if they are in a really fragile state of health, the germs that countertops, sinks and other common surfaces can harbor could present a true danger of infection. But the ordinary tasks of housekeeping can require strength, stamina and balance that are out of your loved one’s reach for reasons of health, age or simple infirmity. That’s no reason for them to live in squalor or even mild dustiness when a Casa Home Care Aide will gladly perform all the tasks of light housekeeping that will bring a sparkle to your loved one’s home. Laundry, vacuuming, dusting, and even pet care will brighten your loved one’s environment, which has a positive impact on health and happiness. A Casa Home Care Aide can help by:

  • Keeping the kitchen spick and span
  • Keeping the bathroom clean and sanitary
  • Keep the house tidy and welcoming

Meal Prep

Cooking for one can be tricky, and cooking for two when illness, infirmity or cognitive impairment is a factor is even harder. Shockingly, at least half of all seniors living on their own are undernourished or malnourished, and a poor diet can exacerbate all kinds of medical issues. A Casa Home Care Aide can support, or take over, all the aspects of the ‘store to table’ process, from planning a delicious and nutritious menu along with your loved one, to shopping for the groceries, to cooking the meals themselves. Our Home Care Aides can even offer feeding assistance at mealtimes if your loved one needs it. No matter what condition, illness or situation your loved one is dealing with, healthy, nutritious and freshly-prepared food is on the menu. A Casa Home Care Aide can help with:

  • Planning the menu
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Cooking, plating and feeding

Personal Care

No matter one’s age, respect for one’s physical appearance is important to self-esteem, confidence, and sense of self. But your loved one may have reached a point – temporarily or permanently – where the basic activities of getting ready for the day are unmanageable. Asking a family member or friend for help with fundamental tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming and other personal hygiene matters can be awkward, even humiliating, for someone used to being self-sufficient. A Casa Home Care Aide offers discreet, considerate assistance with all these tasks, preserving your loved one’s dignity, pride and independence. A Casa Home Care Aide can help with:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming and personal hygiene

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