Personal Home Care in Arlington Heights, IL, and the Surrounding Area
Our caregivers are here to assist your senior loved one with their personal needs
When your independent senior needs help with daily tasks, the Comfort Keepers caregivers are here to provide personal home care for your loved one.
What is Personal Home Care?
Any daily activity and task are included in personal care. If you’re in Arlington Heights, IL or the surrounding area, Comfort Keepers can help your senior with tasks ranging from grooming and hygiene to transportation and errand help.
Because your senior needs an active social life to improve cognitive health, we encourage and set up fun activities with your senior’s friends and family. This includes transporting and accompanying your senior on such outings.
Comfort Keepers provides customized personal home care so your senior can have an uplifting life. We elevate all aspects of their wellness including mind, body, and spirit. Enhancing your senior’s life is our highest priority.
Plans can include:
Bathing and Hygiene
A healthy senior includes a regular bathing routine. When your senior looks and feels their best, it can improve their mental and emotional health. We provide sensitive support for your senior throughout the bathing and grooming process.
These tasks may include:
- Showering and bathing
- Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.)
- Brushing teeth or dentures
- Styling and brushing hair
- Makeup application
- Shaving with an electric razor
Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance
Many seniors have fall risks throughout their home without realizing it. From the start of Comfort Keeper’s personal home care service, we suggest many home improvements to lower your senior’s risk of falling and injuring themselves. Our mobility services greatly reduce fall risks. Having extra support around the house has great results like:
- Less risk with trained help and a steady arm
- Less temptation to skip out on housekeeping tasks or personal hygiene, like getting to the bathroom to bathe or getting around the kitchen for dinner
- Companionship to help with chores not only makes tasks easier to complete but also brings comfort just in having someone to talk to and socialize.
Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep
Finding a healthy and exciting meal plan can be difficult especially when on a physician-prescribed diet. Comfort Keepers can support a healthy diet with satisfying meals for your senior. No matter the restrictions, your caregiver can put pizazz back into mealtime.
We accommodate the following situations:
Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities. Timing of medication doses can be a critical part of a care plan. Timing can be a concern, especially if a senior is dealing with physical limitations or memory loss.
Proper nutrition can be an issue for seniors living alone. Moving around the kitchen and lifting pots and pans may be harder than it once was, and as a result, healthier home-cooked meals are challenging. Instead, those meals may be substituted with fast food, packaged food, or simply less calorie consumption. It's especially important for the elderly to consume enough calories and the right nutrients to avoid obesity, excessive weight loss, and dehydration.
Dehydration can lead to a number of serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults. Eight 8-ounce glasses is generally considered the standard when it comes to proper daily intake, but more may be needed depending on prescribed medications or health conditions.
Our uplifting personal care services can also include:
- Transferring and Positioning
- Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments
- Medication reminders and management
- Assisting with errands or transportation to appointments
- Support for physician prescribed exercise programs
- Change in condition monitoring
- Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention
Comfort Keepers Home Care in Arlington Heights, IL is known for its winning senior care formula. We connect with your senior to form a lasting bond between senior and caregiver. Call us today to start your journey and to learn more about our personal home care services.