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By HealthPro Wellness Center
August 24, 2018
Category: Wellness

Find out how non-medical home care could help you or a loved one.

 

Non-Medical Home CareThere are many reasons why someone might want to consider having a professional come into their home to provide non-medical home care. Whether you have an aging parent that has trouble with household tasks or personal care, or someone you love has a disability that requires them to receive support and at-home help, our Houma, LA, doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel is here to explain how non-medical home care works and who can benefit from this service.

What is included in non-medical home care?

Non-medical home care means that you’ll have a caregiver that comes into your home to provide a variety of services, from personal care and companionship to household chores and daily living tasks. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Grooming and bathing
  • Laundry
  • Light housework
  • Dressing and using the toilet
  • Mobility assistance
  • Meal preparation
  • Eating
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders

This is different from home health care, in which a healthcare professional will come into the home to provide clinical and medical services such as physical therapy, wound care and administering IV medications.

A non-medical home care professional is designed to help make day-to-day living significantly easier on a loved one. If someone you know has trouble getting around, or has difficulty completing at-home or personal care tasks, then a non-medical home care professional might just be able to help provide the daily assistance needed to keep a family member in their home.

While we might not provide medical assistance or treatments, we can provide daily medication reminders. This is particularly important for older adults who may forget to take important medications for their heart, cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Along with these tasks, we also provide emotional support and socialization for our clients who don’t get a chance to get out of the home or visit with friends often. We often forget about the importance of socializing and yet it’s something we all need for our mental and emotional wellbeing.

When you have one of our Houma, LA, non-medical home care professionals in your home, they will also provide conversation and support. So go ahead and pull out the pictures of the grandchildren or let’s chat about the book you just read that you couldn’t put down. Having a non-medical home caregiver in your home also means you have a friend you can turn to.

Are you interested in getting non-medical home care in Houma, LA, for you or a family member? If so, there is no better time to call HealthPro Wellness Center to learn more about what we can do to help you and those you love. Schedule a consultation with us today.

By HealthPro Wellness Center
October 05, 2017
Category: Wellness

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 non medical home careassistance. 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.