When’s the Right Time to Hire a Caregiver?

December 23, 2015

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Let us first say that there is no right or wrong answer on when to hire a caregiver for yourself or a loved one. Caregivers can be utilized as an intermediate step between personal caretaking and moving one into a nursing home, or they can complement either of those two care options. Either way, this can be an emotional decision, and is perhaps the first realization many older adults have that their children or loved ones are questioning their ability to safely live independently. Below, we elaborate on what home health care is and an abridged list of needs the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) or Home Health Aides (HHAs) at Granny NANNIES can help with.

 

About Home Health Care

Home health care is often misunderstood. There is no minimum age to qualify, nor is there a specified list of ailments patients must have. We accept people of any age, with any need. Rely on a certified CNA or HHA from Granny NANNIES to address the requests or requirements while staying in the comfort of your own home. The caregiver will follow any instructions specific to the wants and needs of you or your loved one, and can work with medical professionals if requested.

You will always be in capable, considerate hands. We run stringent checks of the CNA’s and HHA’s credentials, as well as their references, physical condition and criminal background. Taking our promise to provide the best home health care available one step further, Granny NANNIES care providers must display the kindness and compassion that you deserve.

 

Common Initial Services

With that in mind, the following services are beneficial for those in the early stages of needing health care assistance:

  • Companionship: Accompanying you or a loved one throughout the day, often for meals, activities and functions, to combat loneliness.
  • Helping hand and errands: Assisting with housekeeping (such as laundry, grocery shopping, household chores), meal preparation, medication reminders and transportation (for doctors appointments, etc.), among others.
  • Fall prevention: Aiding patients while walking, getting up from a chair and/or standing on their own two feet.
  • Hygiene care: Supporting patients with bathing and other hygiene practices.
  • Exercise: Supervising range-of-motion exercises for improved muscle tone,strength and endurance.
  • Memory stimulation: Overseeing brain games to stimulate the mind and engagingin fascinating or interesting conversation.
  • Medical supervision: Monitoring blood pressure, swelling or other conditions.
  • Symptom management: Addressing all signs and symptoms of you or your lovedone’s illness, reducing stress and keeping any pain to a minimum.
  • Hospital sitter care: Supervising you or a loved one in a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation center and/or assisted living residence when taking time off to be there full-time is not possible.
  • Recovery care: Easing the transition from an accident or surgery to recovery.

 

Looking for more specialized or extensive services? Please click here to view a list of our comprehensive offerings.

Granny NANNIES is a home health care provider offering home care services for individuals of any age or with any need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Founded in 1990, Granny NANNIES maintains a commitment to excellence and a strong dedication to treating clients with the highest level of respect and dignity. When you need quality, trustworthy, reliable and affordable senior care, Granny NANNIES is there. For more information, call 800-316- 2669.