As we age, we often begin to require assistance with many of the activities of daily living. In the past, seniors often sought assistance with these needs by moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility.
However, these options can infringe on personal independence and require seniors to leave their beloved homes, pets, and loved ones behind. ComForCare offers seniors in the West Ashley, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island areas of South Carolina in-home assistance that allows freedom to be retained while needs are met.
Laundry, meal preparation, dusting, and cleaning can take on a new level of difficulty when there are conditions affecting motor skills and mobility. Caregivers provide assistance with any needed household chores, helping to alleviate stress for seniors and allowing clients and their family members to focus more on health and wellness.
Having assistance with these household tasks can sometimes be a huge relief for clients and family caregivers.
Condition Management Assistance
Many seniors begin to require assistance because of medical conditions such as dementia, C.O.P.D., diabetes, congestive heart failure, or issues with sensory functions. ComForCare caregivers can provide seniors in the West Ashley, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island areas with condition management assistance such as medication reminders and help preparing meals according to a specialized diet.
Caregivers can also provide seniors with games that may stimulate cognitive functions and other management techniques geared for mitigating symptoms of specific conditions.
For seniors that have lost the ability to drive, depending on family members or public transit to pick up groceries, make it to medical appointments, and attend local events can be frustrating. When public transportation services are utilized, seniors also run the risk of falling or becoming injured and not having someone there to help.
ComForCare caregivers can mitigate these transportation woes for seniors in the Kiawah Island, West Ashley, and Johns Island areas by providing not only transportation, but companionship that can make errands more enjoyable.
For many seniors that live alone, life can be lonely. Studies show that isolation often increases anxiety and the risks of developing medical conditions. ComForCare caregivers make it a point to be trusted companions for the seniors that they assist.
Caregivers will play games with seniors, read books or newspapers, and just sit and talk as seniors desire. If seniors are able, caregivers will also accompany them to local events and activities to provide socialization. The comfort of regular companionship can improve the quality of life for seniors.