Initial Home Evaluation
Having lived with or around our loved ones for some time, it may be difficult to identify or admit when they begin to need help. We often accept changes as a natural part of aging and downplay the severity of the issues.
Paying attention to how your loved one completes ordinary daily tasks and being honest with yourself about how difficult it seems for them to complete those tasks can help you to identify a need for home care assistance and determine how much help they may need.
It may be helpful to observe the difficulty that your loved one has when performing the following tasks to evaluate their need for home care aid:
- Planning and preparing meals
- Attending to grooming needs such as brushing hair and clipping nails
- Tracking and paying bills
- Moving around in the home
- Taking care of pets
- Driving, if applicable
- Remembering events and occasions
- Keeping track of medications
Scheduling an Evaluation
There are many ways that ComForCare can help your loved one. If you suspect that home care would benefit your loved one, call an office in your area to speak with a trained Intake Professional.
The Intake Professional will gather information about your loved one’s condition and address your concerns. You can then schedule a visit with a ComForCare representative who will meet with you in your loved one’s home.
During the in-home visit, ComForCare professionals will perform a home safety evaluation and gauge fall risks. A nurse will provide recommendations to improve the living conditions and reduce hazards. This visit allows us to observe exactly how we may be of help so we can match the right services to your loved one’s needs.
After evaluating care needs, we can begin putting together a care plan and schedule that addresses all issues that we noticed, as well as any concerns that you bring to our attention.