Living alone can be very difficult for seniors, especially if medical conditions inhibit the ability to perform housekeeping tasks. The prospect of having family members change schedules to help with daily tasks or even move in can be unnerving and embarrassing for seniors that take pride in being independent. Now seniors in the Portland, Bethany, and Raleigh Hills area of Oregon have the option to have highly trained professionals from ComForCare assist with home care needs.
In Home Care
Home care professionals will meet with seniors and any family members that may be helping with daily needs. Together the caregiver, patient, and family members will devise a schedule for daily home care to make sure that all needs are met. We offer a variety of home care schedules, whether the patient needs someone to be there while family members work, simply check in from time to time and take care of some tasks, or administer more intensive live-in care.
Home care professionals will assist seniors with many daily tasks, including:
- Meal preparation
- Bathing and grooming needs
- Dishes and light cleaning
- Trash removal
- Pet care
- Mobility, if necessary
- Companionship services
The frequent rain in the Bethany, Portland, and Raleigh Hills area may make it difficult even for seniors that are still able to drive to complete errands such as grocery shopping and driving to medical appointments. ComForCare caregivers can provide senior transportation to alleviate worries about driving in bad weather and possibly falling due to slippery conditions. If patients prefer, caregivers may be able to run some errands prior to scheduled visits so that patients can stay comfortable, safe, and dry. If patients prefer to get out of the house, caregivers may also be able to help with wheelchairs and other devices that ease mobility complications.
In many cases, family members take on the majority of the responsibility when a loved one begins to need assistance. Our caregivers can provide some well deserved family respite for family members that have been juggling their own needs and responsibilities with those of their loved ones. Family respite is a vital time for rest and recuperation that can make all the difference in easing stress and maintaining healthy family relationships.
ComForCare in the Portland, Bethany, and Hillsdale area offers 24-hour care when needed, and our compassionate staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all patients. Our caregivers receive extensive training to meet the needs of patients that have more advanced medical needs, such as dementia patients or those that have sustained serious injuries. ComForCare home care professionals can help with setting up homes to best accommodate patients with mobility or cognitive impairments and can coach both family members and patients on best practices for home care.