What Non-Medical Home Care Can Do for You

What happens when you or a loved one you care for are physically unable to complete simple household chores or tasks? For individuals struggling with these essential tasks, asking friends or family for help can feel embarrassing. For family members, it can become overwhelming to attend to your loved one nearly around the clock while also trying to support yourself and the others in your life. Thankfully, there is the option to hire non-medical home care. 

Non-medical home care provided by professional caregivers focuses on care and assistance around day-to-day needs. Examples include help with eating, bathing, maintaining personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, essential mobility, preparing meals, transportation assistance, light housecleaning, laundry and shopping for essentials.

The path to non-medical home care occurs when family and caregivers cannot provide constant care due to work demands, taking care of their children or other responsibilities. A non-medical home care provider will consult and work with the individual and their family to develop the most effective in-home personal care plan that best meets their needs.

Hillcrest Caring Companions 

Hillcrest Caring Companions is ready to assist you and your loved ones for short periods or around-the-clock care. Through our in-home personal care services, sometimes called private duty care, loved ones are cared for by professionally trained team members tending to specific needs, while being in the comfort in their home or care facility.

Differences Between Medical and Non-Medical Home Care

When someone is released from the hospital after surgery to recoup at home, a non-medical home care aide can help with light household chores and meal preparation. In contrast, the medical home health care professional administers medications and provides support with rehabilitation. Both can play an important role in your loved one’s recovery. 

Relief for the Individual and Their Loved Ones

Just because you need additional help caring for your loved one does not mean you do not care. Caring for a loved one can be emotional and overwhelming. By enlisting the help of a professional, you are demonstrating that you care and acknowledging that sometimes letting in support is what is best for everyone involved.

Contact Hillcrest Caring Companions today to determine if Hillcrest Caring Companions’ services could benefit you and your loved one.