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What is Home Care Assistance?

Oct 5, 2017 by Alan White

If your mother or father needs some help with day-to-day issues, what do you do? Home care assistance is an option for loved ones, including services such as light housework, meal preparation, and transportation. If your parent needs some help cooking, caregivers can come to the home each day to cook meals, as well as teach your loved one how to shop and prepare his meals. Alternatively, they may have trouble with eyesight and will need the help of a caregiver in order to visit the doctor, attend social events, or take care of errands.

Home care assistance comes in a variety of forms, customized to your loved one’s needs. Some caregivers may be hired for 24-hour caregiving, helping your parent 24/7. This is usually in tandem with personal care services. If your mom or dad need help moving from their bed to a living room or kitchen, a caregiver can assist with this as well. If your work with Comfort Keepers, one of our fantastic care providers that will be supporting your loved one. A home care assistance provider can address personal care needs such as bathing, feeding, incontinence care, and dressing.

If your loved one has medical needs that require close attention, there are two major options. The first is that a caregiver will provide home care while working in conjunction with your mother or father’s medical team and follow through on any recommendations. Alternatively, you may be interested in seeking out a trained medical professional that provides home care in tandem with medical assistance. This type of care is generally called “private duty nursing”. Some caregivers are trained and able to provide both home care and health care, while others may specialize in particular medical conditions or post-procedure care. Depending on your mom or dad’s needs and level of desired support, you have many choices available.

Comfort Keepers of Canton serves families and their loved ones in Acworth, Adairsville, Ball Ground, Calhoun, Canton, Cartersville, Cherry Log, East Ellijay, Ellijay, Euharlee, Fairmount, Holly Springs, Jasper, Lebanon, Marble Hill, Oakman, Ranger, Rydal, Talking Rock, Tate, Waleska, White, Woodstock, and other areas surrounding Canton, Georgia.

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