Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
Activities of Daily Living 24-Hour Home Care Can Provide
Now that you are a family caregiver for your elderly loved one, you may want to make a list of the activities of daily living that you may need to help them with. Even if your elderly loved one only needs a little help right now, over time, there might be more ADLS they need assistance with. Knowing what type of help your elderly loved one might need will allow you to prepare for their care. It will also help you decide whether you will need to get 24-hour home care services for your loved one, too.
One of the ADLs that your elderly loved one might need help with is continence management. Unfortunately, there are many elderly people who struggle with incontinence.
There are some health conditions that make people incapable of controlling their bowels and bladder. Some elderly people don’t know how to use the bathroom properly and others may forget to go to the bathroom. Your elderly loved one may not be able to physically make it to the bathroom quickly enough. For these reasons, you or a 24-hour home care provider may need to help your loved one with using the bathroom.
Personal Hygiene and Dressing
Your elderly loved one may need help with personal hygiene and dressing tasks, as well. Some of these tasks might include:
- Brushing and washing their hair
- Taking a bath or shower
- Doing their nails
- Brushing their teeth and using mouthwash
- Getting dressed and undressed
- Picking out appropriate clothing
Many elderly people don’t take baths often enough because they are not able to do it on their own anymore. Other elderly people aren’t able to move their arms or hands well enough, so they don’t brush their teeth or hair. Some senior citizens wear clothing that isn’t right for the weather because they can’t remember what to wear. You might need to help your elderly loved one with these personal hygiene and dressing tasks or get someone to help them.
Feeding and Ambulating
Your elderly loved one might need help with feeding and ambulating activities of daily living, too.
When it comes to feeding oneself, many senior citizens aren’t able to use a fork or spoon. Some senior citizens can’t make healthy meals, so they eat too many processed foods or don’t eat at all. You or a 24-hour home care provider may need to help your elderly loved one, so they can eat healthy.
Your elderly loved one may need help moving around, too. You may need to help them move from one position to another. You may need to help them walk around, as well.
Assistance from 24-Hour Home Care
There are many activities of daily living or ADLs that your elderly loved one may need assistance with. Now that you have learned what these might be, you can plan for how to provide help with them. If needed, you can always get 24-hour home care assistance. The providers can help with any ADLs.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering 24-Hour Home Care Services in Belle Meade TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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