Help Around The House

There are many things that can offer some assistance within the home, if we are having difficulties on our own. But there are several differences between items and people when providing assistance. Let’s explore.

Assistance to prevent slipping:

  • Items
    • Floor mats and grab bars are useful in preventing you from slipping/falling while in the tub
    • It is only useful if you are right next to the grab bar in question
  • A Home Health Aide (HHA)
    • A HHA would hold on to you to make sure you are able to maneuver within the entire bath
    • An Aide can prevent you from slipping/falling just about anywhere

Assistance putting on your shoes:

  • Item
    • A shoe horn is only good for slipping your foot into the shoe
  • HHA
    • A HHA would be able to adjust your socks and make sure the shoe fits well and even tie the shoe laces

Assistance with meal preparation:

  • Item
    • There are microwaveable food items, that still requires an individual to go to the kitchen, put it in the microwave and serve according to instructions
  • HHA
    • They can cook a home cooked meal (keeping in mind dietary restrictions when necessary)

Assistance with medication reminders:

  • Item
    • A pill box is only useful if you remember to take your medication(s) at the appropriate time(s)
  • HHA
    • They can get you the right pill(s) at the right time throughout the day

It’s funny how all the “items” may help you around the house, but on a very limited basis. Whereas a certified home health aide is more than someone that can provide assistance as they are a companion, a professional and caring hand that can make most of life’s difficulties more pleasant. If you or someone you know need some assistance in the home with activities of daily living such as: bathing, eating, cleaning etc…Exclusive Care can help! We have highly trained certified home health aides that can care for you or your loved ones. They can assist with activities such as: bathing, toileting, dressing, cooking, cleaning and other activities of daily living. If you would like to find out more information about the services a licensed home care service agency can offer you, please feel free to contact us at (718) 364-4032 or visit our website at www.exclusive-care.com

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