Preparing Your Loved One for Home Care

Preparing Your Loved One for Home Care

If you’re reading this, you must be considering in-home care services for someone in your life. Bringing a caregiver into your loved one’s home is a great way to ensure that they are in good hands in their time of need. This is how Home Care Associates gives your loved one a sense of independence and security. 

When preparing for this change, you may struggle to find a starting point. It can feel overwhelming to set up services and help your loved one get ready to receive them, but you’re never alone with our team.

Understand the Needs of Your Loved One

The services available with Home Care Associates are unique and tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Suppose your loved one has any cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. In that case, cognitive care may be the best fit. Cognitive care services include supervision, personal care assistance, behavior management, and specialized communication. 

If your loved one feels lonely and could use a little extra company, companionship services are exactly what they need.

Home helper services would be ideal if your loved one needs help cooking, performing daily chores, or running errands.

If your loved one needs help with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, eating, using the bathroom, or other forms of personal hygiene, they will benefit from personal care services.

Make Their Home More Accessible

Making your loved one’s home a safer and more accessible space will protect them, as well as make the caregiver’s job easier. Increase home safety by installing grab bars and rubber mats in the restroom, creating clear walking spaces, and making sure the home is well lit.

Gather Important Information

Ensure that your loved one’s needs are catered to by telling caregivers about any health conditions the client may have. When talking to the caregiver, always mention patterns in mood or behavior, and don’t leave out their favorite meals or activities.


There’s No Place Like Home, With Home Care Associates

With help from our team, introducing in-home care to your loved one could not be any easier. Home Care Associates safely brings care to their clients in the familiar environment of their own homes.

If you live in or around Birmingham or Mobile, AL, and are looking to hire an in-home caregiver, contact us today at (205) 206-9594, or request long-term care services today.