Posts for: October, 2017
It's easy to take basic activities for granted when you're young and in good health, such as driving to the mall or bathing without assistance. Unfortunately, limited mobility or changes due to aging can make it impossible to handle these and other self-care tasks. When you need a little help at home, non-medical home care offers an excellent solution. Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, shares a few ways you can benefit from non-medical home care.
Grooming won't be an issue
If you have trouble bathing, brushing your teeth or getting dressed, it's hard to look immaculate. Your caregiver will help with all basic hygiene and grooming tasks and even provide assistance with using the toilet.
You'll eat nutritious meals again
You may have gotten used to eating packaged foods or take out meals if cooking has become difficult. Although these meals are certainly easy, they're not the best choice for your health. Your caregiver will not only prepare your meals and clean the kitchen, but will also do all of the grocery shopping.
You won't have to worry about cleaning
When you can't bend easily, it's hard to take a load of laundry out of the dryer or vacuum the floors. Your caregiver will take care of light housekeeping tasks, including changing the sheets on your bed.
You'll never miss a dose of your medication
Forgetting to take a medication dosage is a common problem, particularly if you have multiple prescriptions. Your caregiver will remind you when it's time for the next dose and even remove the cap from the bottle, if you wish.
Your caregiver will take care of errands
Your caregiver can pick up prescriptions or packages at the post office and handle plenty of other errands.
You won't have to give up the things you enjoy
Have you stopped going to church services or visiting your friends because you can no longer drive? Your caregiver will happily take you to all of your favorite activities in Houma.
You'll always have a companion
Do you feel a little lonely at times? Friendly caregivers offer conversation and companionship that will help the days go by more quickly.
Caregivers can help you remain in your home even if you have a few challenges. Call Dr. Haydel of HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, at (985) 872-5777 to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.