Transferring and Positioning Services from a Home Health Care Aide in Traverse City, MI
A home health care aide from Comfort Keepers can help your loved one enjoy a better quality of life in Traverse City, Petoskey, and surrounding areas
When a loved one’s health changes due to the aging process, it can be hard to accept that they’re not as able to care for their needs. Changes in physical health, chronic health conditions, and mobility can also make an impact on your loved one’s quality of life. Adding in the support of a home health care aide from Comfort Keepers of Traverse City can mean long-term safety, independence, and wellbeing for your loved one.
A home health care aide from Comfort Keepers is licensed, bonded, insured, experienced, and matched with your family based on expertise and personality. That means your loved one will have a reliable and knowledgeable assistant for any everyday needs they experience.
For many of our clients, the aging process has impacted their ability to stand, sit, walk, and move around their home freely. Many of our clients express fear that it will impact their independence or ability to stay at home. A home health aide can provide help with transferring, positioning and repositioning, using a mobility assistance device, and moving safely throughout the home.
Transferring and positioning for better health
Transferring means moving from place to place, such as moving from a bed to a wheelchair, or from a couch to a kitchen table chair. Positioning means helping your loved one sit or lay comfortably when they need to change position. Positioning and repositioning can help maintain good circulation for clients who have reduced mobility. Mobility assistance generally increases circulatory health and can help maintain healthy blood pressure and heart health. Each of these services helps your loved one remain comfortable.
Seniors who face mobility challenges alone might feel like the world is getting smaller. They may be less able to keep up with tasks or appointments outside the home, and less able to maintain relationships with friends. A home health care aide can help your loved one maintain everyday habits, and with transportation and mobility help, keep up with activities outside the home as well.
Family caregivers are often the first on hand to help a loved one deal with a challenge. When it comes to transferring and positioning, there can be physical strains on family caregivers not trained in best practices of moving or lifting someone. A home health care aide can assist your loved one, and also offer training and tips to your family for how to keep your loved one healthy and comfortable.
If you’re helping to meet the daily needs of a loved one who lives alone, Comfort Keepers serving Traverse City, Petoskey, and the surrounding area can help. Call our local agency today at (231) 222-5376 to learn more about our in-home care and private duty nursing services.