Home Care Services for the Elderly

As medicine continues to increase our lifespan, so the demand for elderly home care continues to increase as parents and grandparents live longer.

At the same time many people want to maintain their independence and their family members would prefer to look after their family members at home.

This is where our CAREGivers can help the family carer. Caring for a family member at home in some cases is a full time role and a full time commitment. Depending upon the circumstances, it could be that the elderly person requires supervision twenty four hours per day which is a great responsibility for any individual or family.

Our CAREGivers are able to provide a wide range of elderly home care services that many family members are unaware exist. Services such as:

• The collection of prescriptions from the doctors or chemist
• Provision of light housekeeping including dusting & vacuuming
• Help with washing and ironing
• Making of beds and changing bed linen
• Organising of wardrobes and cupboards
• Meal preparation and tidy away
• Checking food expiry dates
• Supervision of home maintenance
• Overseeing home deliveries
• Assistance with pet care
• Preparation of shopping lists
• Help with general shopping
• Drop off and collection of dry cleaning

The one thing to note is that this list is by no means exhaustive and is a small sample of the sort of elderly services provided by Home Instead Birmingham.

For example, it could be that one of our clients has regular hospital appointments and needs both travel arrangements and assistance at the hospital. By using our services the client can be collected and taken to their appointment with one of our CAREGivers building a relationship while also giving the primary carer or family some respite at the same time.

This is just one simple example of how families or primary carers can also benefit from using our services.

We also believe that one of the fundamentals of our service is to match our CAREGivers with each client using our services, which is why we carry out a thorough and robust interview process to ensure we find out everything we need to know about a potential client so that a comprehencive service plan can be put together that meets their needs.

Caring for the elderly in their own home is a role undertaken by many families these days, but it is always good to know that there are home care services such as Home Instead Birmingham ready to provide the support you need, whenever it is needed.

To find out more about our elderly care at home services across the Birmingham area telephone 01214 565559.

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Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home