In Home Support Service Provider or Caregiver determine home care service needs for older adults and individuals with disabilities who choose to remain safely in their homes. Professional caregivers assist with the non-medical tasks that a person cannot safely or comfortably do alone.

What Services Are Provided by In Home Support Service Provider or Caregiver?

  1. Prepare a Care Plan

Preparing a care plan that addresses the patient’s strengths and weaknesses is necessary to create when beginning your caregiving journey

  1. Assess Medical Needs

Meet with a doctor who can assess patient and create a medical care plan so that caregiver can provide medical assistance at home.

  1. Monitor Medication

Monitor patient’s medication according to their medical care plan

  1. Assist with Basic Needs

Assist patients with their basic needs, which could include: bathing, grooming and toileting.

  1. Prepare Meals

Food preparation becomes increasingly difficult as we age. You can help your patient by doing their grocery shopping or preparing their meals, and by monitoring their nutrition.

  1. Housekeeping

Maintaining a home takes more time as we age and become less active. You can provide assistance to a patient by doing dishes, vacuuming or taking out the garbage.

  1. Transfer

Patients may have difficulty transferring – from bed in the morning to chair in the afternoon, for instance. Be prepared to help them move and make them comfortable.

  1. Transport

Transporting your patient to doctor’s appointments and other activities will become a common caregiving duty.

  1. Companionship

In the midst of all these duties, it’s easy to forget one of the most important parts of caregiving – companionship. Focus on how rewarding it is to care for your patient and know how thankful they are to have you too.

  1. Monitor Performance

Finally, look at your patient’s care plans, monitor the performance of their care and speak with a medical professional if any adjustments need to be made.

These duties are essential caregiving tasks, but it’s also important to remember to adjust them as necessary for the parent or senior that you’re caring for.

 

Having help with tasks around the house not only makes the lives of seniors and the disabled easier, but in some cases, it allows the person to remain in his or her home.

In Home Support Service Provider or Caregiver are NOT intended to replace medical professionals or family members. Certain medical tasks such as changing a sterile dressing or IV administration cannot be done by an In Home Support Service Provider or Caregiver and must be done by a family member or qualified medical professional.