Comfort Keepers senior care takes the worry out of finding care for your senior in Brentwood, CA
As seniors start to slow down and have a more difficult time with self-care and caring for their homes the question gets asked frequently as to whether or not the person in question really needs senior care or if they could get by with a housekeeper or other in-home help. There is a stigma attached to aging and home health care that many people are reluctant to let go of. Part of it is the worry about loss of freedom and part of it is the fear so many of us have surrounding aging and mortality. Before you make the decision about what type of care is best for your senior, you should consider the value of at home care provided by Comfort Keepers in Brentwood CA.
Our Caregivers are Much More Than a Housekeeper
While many of the tasks that our caregivers do are related to cleaning, cooking, and laundry, senior care provides far more benefits than just a few chores. Caregivers are provided with extensive training that enables them to provide a wealth of services that your senior may not even know they need. A housekeeper can be the nicest person in the world but they have not received the training that helps them know how to identify specific needs seniors have or how to address them. They are there to provide a single service.
Comfort Keepers caregivers are trained to constantly be on the lookout for safety hazards. In fact, one the of the first things we do is to survey your loved ones environment to identify any hazards that might cause problems for seniors. This means maintaining clear paths, placing heavy items in the kitchen within reach, and making sure that carpets and electrical cords are secured properly. Injuries are a serious problem for seniors, and just this one simple step can help to keep your loved one healthier.
Caregivers Are Trained to Know If there is a Problem
Our caregivers may only have certain specific tasks but they have the training to identify when your loved one may have needs that might not be being met. For instance, nutrition is an essential part of your loved one’s health, and our caregivers can help ensure that your loved one is getting healthy well-balanced meals. Caregivers may also identify when their clients are not thriving, are losing weight, or other significant changes in their health. These are problems that a housekeeper or other type of help you might bring in could potentially miss, that senior care can ensure are addressed.
Comfort Keepers Understands the Importance of Engagement and Companionship
Being isolated and lonely is a common problem for seniors and Comfort Keepers works hard to address this issue with senior care. Caregivers are specially trained to be tuned into their clients and engage them in every aspect of the caregiving process. By doing so caregivers can engage their clients both physically and mentally and help meet many of those needs.