Many people take on the responsibility of caring for another, whether that person is an aging parent, a seriously injured partner, or a child who was born with special needs. It’s incredibly selfless and commendable to dedicate your life to taking care of someone else. However, one thing we’ve seen time and again is that many of these caregivers feel like they have to do everything. They see it as their responsibility and feel like asking for help or even thinking about it is betraying their loved one.
It’s not. It’s okay to ask for help. In fact, having someone step in every now and then to care for your loved one while you take a break is one of the most responsible things you can do. No one can provide care 24/7/365 without beginning to feel burnt out. Sometimes, you do need to take time for yourself, even if it’s just to pay your bills or go grocery shopping.
This is where Reliant Home Care comes in. We can provide the help you need, whether it’s a few hours every now and then or every day.
What Our Home Care Services Include
When you reach out to Reliant, we will work with you and your loved one to determine the best care options. Here are some of the services we can provide:
- Assistance dressing, preparing meals, and other daily activities.
- Help with light housework.
- Provide transportation to appointments with doctors and other care providers.
- Remind your loved one to take their medication on time.
- Ensure your loved one doesn’t fall when standing and walking.
- Sit with your loved one so you can attend to your own needs.
- Provide conversation and socialization for those who aren’t able to attend social events.
We can provide any or all of these services depending on what your loved one needs. We will work closely with you to ensure that we’re always providing the right services for your loved one. Some individuals may only need someone to keep them company for a few hours to ensure that they don’t fall or need anything. Others may need help with many daily activities as well as assistance in getting to the bathroom or moving from the bed to a chair. We tailor all of our services to what your loved one needs to allow them to live as independently as they are able.
We Also Help with Home Safety Audits
In addition to providing home care services, we also assist in making your loved one’s home a safe space. There are many risks that we simply don’t think about because they have always been in our homes, and they’ve never been a risk before. You may have a short step down into your garage that’s never been an issue, but if your loved one is starting to suffer from joint issues that are affecting their mobility, that little step is now a tripping hazard. The same is true with rugs, cords stretched across the room, and slick floors in the bathroom.
One of the first things we will do after you partner with Reliant is a home audit. We will look for hazards that could lead to falls and other injuries that take into account your loved one’s health. For example, if your loved one has poor eyesight, we will look at the lighting in areas such as the kitchen. In low light, your loved one may accidentally cut themselves with a knife or fail to see a glass on the counter until they’ve knocked it off. The end result is that your loved one will be safer and be able to remain in their home for longer.
Want to know more about how Reliant Home Care Services can help you? Reach out today for a consultation.
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While the above information can be helpful, we know that caregiving is very often a personal experience. You likely have a lot of questions that aren’t covered here or aren’t certain what type of care your loved one needs. To get a better idea of how Reliant can help you, please reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have or direct you toward resources that can help your specific needs.
Contact Reliant Home Care Services Today to Learn More
Whether you need a little bit of respite care or someone to be with your loved one every day, Reliant Home Care Services is here for you. We understand what it means to be caregivers—many of us have had to take on this role in our personal lives. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible when you have the right resources and help in your corner. We will walk you through every step, answer all of your questions, and create a custom program of care for your loved one, allowing them to live independently while remaining safe and sound.
If you’re in need of in-home care services, there’s no reason to delay learning more. Even if you don’t feel like you’re currently in need, it never hurts to learn what options are available. Contact Reliant Home Care Services today at