About Jessica's Cosmetic Surgeries

About Jessica's Cosmetic Surgeries

Four Essential Services Elderly Care Provides

by Ross Martin

Do you have an elderly parent who wants to remain in their home for as long as they can? If so, it's completely understandable that the thought of your elderly parent living alone causes you some anxiety. There are many things to consider, after all. Such as who will make sure your parent is eating well? Who will ensure they don't fall?

One solution to ease your mind is hiring a professional caregiver that provides elderly care. This person does a variety of essential services for elderly individuals who want to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

Here are four essential services elderly care provides.

1. Household Chores

Many elderly people have limited mobility, which makes it difficult to complete certain household chores. Some elderly people might have trouble pushing a heavy vacuum cleaner while others find it difficult to scrub showers and sinks. Elderly care providers can do these kinds of household chores, as well as the following:

  • Cook and prepare meals
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Take out the trash
  • Do laundry
  • Change bedding

Some elderly care providers may also do outdoor tasks, such as shoveling snow or watering flowers. Others will go grocery shopping, assist with errands, and offer transportation.

2. Hygiene Assistance

Some elderly people struggle to get in and out of the shower. The shower poses a hazard because it's easy for them to slip and fall on a wet surface. Because showering can be so difficult and hazardous, some elderly people do not shower or bathe as often as they should.

An elderly care provider can assist with helping their client get safely into and out of the shower. The elderly care provider might also assist with getting dressed, combing hair, brushing their teeth, putting on lotion, and clipping nails.

3. Medication Reminders

According to recent statistics, the average elderly person is on more than five prescription medications. For elderly people who struggle with memory issues, it can be difficult to take their medications every day.

What makes it even more difficult, is that certain medications need to be taken on an empty stomach. Medications that cause drowsiness should be taken at night. Diuretics need to be taken earlier in the day. Professional caregivers that provide elderly care services can help their client organize their medications and set up medication reminders.

4. Companionship

According to the CDC, one-fourth of elderly people who are 65 and older are socially isolated. This can cause intense feelings of loneliness and an increased risk of depression and anxiety. It's important for elderly people to have some companionship, and this is one of the most important services elderly care provides. Find a company like Polish Helping Hands in your area.


About Me

About Jessica's Cosmetic Surgeries

Hello there! I'm Jessica Goodyear. I am an unofficial expert on cosmetic procedures--mostly because I've had a lot of them done. Some people judge me or think I'm fake, but I feel more like myself than I ever have before! It all started when I was a teenager. I broke my nose playing softball, and I had to have plastic surgery on my nose so that I could breathe properly. But my nose looked different afterwards, and I liked it better! Now I save up my money to get something done every few years. Whether it's teeth whitening or veneers, a little bit of liposuction, or new cheekbones, there's something so satisfying about letting your inner beauty shine out through your outer body. I started this site to help break the stereotypes about cosmetic surgeries and to talk about some of the health risks related to them. Check it out!