Our Home Help services provide personal care to elderly and disabled persons who need hands-on assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). It is expected that the population of older Americans will increase dramatically in the next twenty years. With age comes less independence and for many people, a need for either in-home care (home help) or an assisted living facility. Home care is very different from the care provided in an assisted living facility. Most people prefer to remain in their own homes to age in place if possible, and some elderly people like the privacy of receiving care from a professional in the comfort of their own home. Each person has their preferences and some may not want to be around strangers or they may just enjoy having their own space. Home Help care allows a person to receive help with daily tasks while simultaneously living in the home they are comfortable and familiar with. Those tasks can include general chores like cleaning up clutter, laundry, or meal preparation. Living at home while receiving care enables seniors to stay with family members who do not need the same level of care they do. in-home care allows someone to stay with their family in an environment they are comfortable with. In-home care lets seniors and people with disabilities maintain independence and control over their routine.
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are activities in which people engage on a day-to-day basis. These are everyday personal care activities that are fundamental to caring for oneself and maintaining independence. ADLs include bathing, dressing, grooming, mouth care, toileting, transferring (bed/chair), walking, climbing stairs and eating. If you or someone you know needs assistance contact us at the link below.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are activities related to independent living and are valuable for evaluating persons with early-stage disease, both to assess the level of disease and to determine the person’s ability to care for himself or herself. IADLs include shopping, cooking, managing medications, using the phone and looking up numbers, doing laundry, driving or using public transportation and managing finances. If you or someone you know needs assistance contact us at the link below.
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.
Getting around can be difficult for seniors, 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.
Maintaining a nutritious diet impacts overall wellbeing, as well as decreases the likelihood of many common health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. For these reasons, many of our seniors have prescribed meal plans to which they must adhere for health reasons. Whether you seek help following a special diet or just want companionship in the kitchen, our caregivers can provide the food prep necessary for wholesome at-home meals. Our clients are welcomed to work alongside the caregiver to nurture conversation and a sense of accomplishment.
A Better Care Group's goal is to assist our clients with their personal care routines so they can look and feel their best both in and out of the home. Studies show undeniable benefits for seniors’ self-esteem and emotional fitness to have regular hygiene and grooming. We are here to help clients who fear falling while bathing or have limitations that make bath-time difficult. We can assist with shampooing, shaving (with an electric shaver), hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs.
Although our caregivers do not dispense medication, they are still able to assist with medications. This includes providing reminders of when to take their next dose, as well as opening containers and reading labels. These helpful reminders safeguard that your loved ones are taking their medications as prescribed.
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.
We understand the sensitive nature of toileting and incontinence care for our clients. Without proper help, seniors can face many issues. These may include skin infections, unpleasant odors, and general hygiene problems. Our caregivers offer compassionate, dignified help with these personal aspects of daily living.
Falling can have severe physical and emotional consequences for seniors. Our caregivers greatly reduce this risk by providing mobile assistance inside the home and out. Whether your loved one would benefit from a steadying arm or more hands-on involvement, our team members are expertly trained to help.
One of our top priorities is helping our clients move around their homes. This may include getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs. Proper transferring and positioning can contribute to reducing bedsore risks. This also helps reduce muscle atrophy, while encouraging proper breathing and digestion. It can also lower the risk of falls and injuries, as well as keep our clients as comfortable as possible.
Studies prove that seniors who stay socially engaged enjoy an improved quality of life compared to their solitary counterparts. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide seniors with a conversation, mealtime companionship, and camaraderie during their favorite activities, all from the comfort of home. Our clients’ happiness is our ultimate goal.
A Better Care Group believes that quality care is a basic human right that should be available to everyone. We can help low-income individuals receive the services they need with no out-of-pocket cost.