A Home Caregiver Can Provide Mobility Assistance
Loving care from a Comfort Keepers Rapid City, SD home caregiver
Mobility plays a major role in our ability to get things done safely and quickly, whether we realize it or not. When faced with a loss or reduction of mobility, seniors are often overwhelmed with how many aspects of their lives are affected. Small things like making a bed or carrying a laundry basket can become much more challenging. Seniors who need extra help in this area may benefit from a caregiver to help them overcome these challenges and give them the opportunity to live a safer, happier life.
When you begin working with Comfort Keepers, your home caregiver will assess your loved one’s home. This assessment will determine what simple changes can be made to improve overall walkability or maneuverability of the house. Some changes may include rearranging furniture, removing or securing loose rugs or carpet, adding lighting in dimly lit areas and installing handrails and grab bars in bathrooms and stairways. Your care aide can also provide assistance with walking and positioning your loved one. We offer injury-specific care to ensure that further injury or pain is avoided when transferring into and out of sitting or reclining positions.
Seniors with mobility loss often struggle to complete everyday tasks around the house. These chores can become extremely time consuming and can also cause additional stress and physical pain when attempting to do too much at once. A home caregiver can take over or provide assistance with household tasks like vacuuming, dusting, laundry, making beds, putting away clothes, preparing meals and tidying the kitchen. This allows our clients to focus more on other aspects of life that are more enjoyable while still living in a clean and safe home environment.
We also offer transportation assistance for seniors who cannot or do not wish to drive. Your loved one’s care provider can assist them with getting into and out of the vehicle, stowing assistive devices such as walkers or wheelchairs and making sure your loved one arrives safely at his or her destination. We can also help navigate handicap accessible parking and entryways and can accompany your loved one throughout their day to assist with stability, access and support if needed.
If you believe you or your loved one could benefit from the assistance of a home caregiver, please contact our office in Rapid City today at (605) 277-1870.