Personal Care Assistants are a little more involved when it comes to a day-to-day routine. Typically helping with non-medical-related issues, like reminding them to take their medicine to bedridden care, assisting with showers and so-forth.
Personal Care Assistants are more trained professionals in the fields. They all go through a form of continuous training to keep up to date on the latest methodologies on patient safety handling, lifting, etc.
Some duties of a PCA include:
- Medical reminders
- Assisting with doctors appointments
- Incontinence care
- Bedridden care
- Assistance with showers
- Basic personal care like help with dressing, cooking and daily activities.
- Help with medication reminders that are usually self-administered when ordered by a doctor.
- Household services essential to a person’s good health and comfort, such as changing bed linens.
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Preparation of a shopping list, grocery shopping and meal preparation.
- Other neighborhood errands including going to medical appointments or taking short walks.
- Companionship and socializing with friends and relatives.
- Assistance transferring
- And many more specified by family members.
Our live-in caregivers would be able to live with your loved one and take care for them 24/7.
They are a huge help to the elderly as well to the family. It is a big relief knowing that you have someone trustworthy and experienced taking care of your family members.
We pair your loved one with a customized program to suit your needs. Whether they need helping going to the grocery store, or helping with personal care – we help your loved one feel independent but secure.
You will be able to interview a possible caretaker before they start working for you, that way we can properly match their personalities.
Many of the things we help out with are:
- Companionship & Socializing
- Activities of Daily Living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and transferring/mobility)
- Help driving to and from doctor appointments & errands
- Grocery shopping
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Social activities on needs basis
A caretaker could be with your loved one overnight and make sure that they safe and basic needs are fulfilled. A caregiver will provide security and reassurance during a 8 to 12-hour overnight shift.
Late night needs happen, like going to the bathroom; We assist in making sure toilet breaks and midnight hygiene doesn’t result in a slip or fall.
Overnight care is important; some of the duties we’ll handle are…
- Reminding of medication
- Assistance at bedtime and bathroom needs
- Assistance in the morning getting dressed
- Breakfast preparation