5 Ways an In-Home Caregiver Can Be a Lifesaver This Holiday Season

Companionship is so important for improving quality of life year-round.

For many people, the holiday season is a magical time of year. But for others it can also be overwhelming, especially for the elderly.  Being separated from loved ones, dealing with grief, financial struggles, disease, or chronic illness can all take a toll and pile up into an end of the year struggle. Adding these issues to holiday events, traditions, and travels can only accumulate to heightened levels of stress. And as our older generations age and need more help at home, this holiday season can seem to be anything but magical. But thankfully there are solutions and caregivers nearby to help not only with the holiday season, but year-round as well.

VIP America has locations on the southeast, southwest, and central regions of Florida to refer quality caregivers to those in need of in-home assistance. Offering personalized services addressing the specific needs of client’s case by case, the caregivers we refer have many ways to help seniors struggling at home. Here are five ways how a caregiver can help make this season a little merrier for everyone:

Light Housekeeping

As we age, simple tasks around the home can become difficult and daily upkeep can become a chore in and of itself. Caregivers can help lighten the load with light housework such as doing the dishes, vacuuming, tidying up, and taking out the trash.

Bathing and Dressing

Personal care activities such as showering/bathing, getting dressed, using the bathroom, and styling hair are also areas where a skilled caregiver can make a difference in a client’s life. These intimate aspects of daily life are crucial to preserving dignity as we age, so this type of care is essential to those who struggle at home.

Nutritious Meal Prep and Grocery Shopping

Keeping a nutritious and balanced diet as we age is imperative for helping fight disease and increasing longevity. Seniors tend to eat smaller quantities of foods, and sometimes that can lead to convenient and unhealthy choices. Having a caregiver to help shop for and prep healthy meals ready to eat or finish later can be a lifesaver for those who live alone at home.

Errands/Transportation

Getting to and from doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, and running errands can be difficult for many seniors. Caregivers can assist with many personal transportation activities to make life easier.

Post Hospital Care

After a hospital or a rehabilitation stay, it is important for seniors to get back into normal life at home. But that transition after an illness or injury can be difficult when trying to establish a new routine. A qualified caregiver can assist in many aspects that can help seniors get back into a grove. Medicine reminders, personal care, and many other things can make such a difference when someone is recovering.

 

In conclusion, caregivers can do many different things to make a difference in their client’s lives.  These items can greatly improve quality of life and improve overall health. Seniors living at home can require help in various ways to best support them in daily life. VIP America strives to find caregivers for clients based on their needs and preferences. Caregivers who provide temporary or long-term care is available, and we are happy to help seniors who need in home assistance, year-round. Give us a call today to learn more about what we offer.