Does My Loved One Need a Home Health Aide?
When you look at your loved one, you see someone who has supported you your entire life; someone who has lifted you up when you needed them, and someone who has always been there to confide in.
When you’ve viewed your loved one this way your entire life, it can be difficult to watch as their health changes over time. Even with age, you want your loved one to stay as independent as possible and remain the empowering role model you grew up with. This is where a home health aide can help.
What is a Home Health Aide?
According to the American Association of Retired Persons, home health aides are professional caregivers who provide clients assistance with tasks of everyday living that they can no longer manage. Home health aides help with routine chores, bathing, dressing, eating and moving from one place to another.
Home health aides can check a client’s vital signs and monitor their physical and mental conditions, level of exercise and diet to ensure they’re living a healthy lifestyle.
When to Seek a Home Health Aide for Your Loved One
Have you noticed that your loved one can no longer prepare meals for themself or that they are having frequent accidents around their home? While it can be alarming to see your loved one’s health decline, there are resources available to help them complete daily activities and live a fulfilling lifestyle.
One way you can help your loved one is by hiring a home health aide who will assist them with their daily activities. The American Association of Retired Persons states that the best time to seek a home health aide for your loved one is when they are no longer able to care for themselves.
They identify the following signs that indicate it might be time to consider a home health aide:
- If your loved one is not eating regularly or nutritiously
- If your loved one is frequently falling or having difficulty walking
- If your loved one is wandering away from home
- If your loved one can no longer bathe regularly
- If your loved one is unable to drive safely
If you find that your loved one experiences some or all of these, it might be time to seek professional help.
Home Care Services at Ethos Care
At Ethos Care, we are proud to offer your loved one home care services that provide them with exceptional care right in the comfort of their own home. Our home care services include wound care, medication reconciliation, IV therapy, disease management and case management. Through our home care services, nurses will work with your loved one’s physician to ensure they are receiving the personalized care they require.
Our home health aides are available to your loved one if they are receiving care through our other home care services, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Our home health aides can help your loved one with activities of daily living, such as skin care and bathing. They can also help your loved one follow through with various exercises that have been established by their therapist, physician or registered nurse.
If your loved one is no longer able to fully care for themselves, our talents and expertise make us qualified to care for them and make their life easier.
Find Dedicated Home Health Aides at Ethos Care
At Ethos Care, we are proud to be an accredited home care agency with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, meaning we hold our home care services to an even higher standard than Medicare. When your loved one receives home care services from Ethos Care, they will be receiving the highest quality of care in the area.
Our dedicated team works diligently to ensure we are providing the best care possible and that all of your loved one’s unique needs are met. If you’re interested in learning more about our home care services or home health aides, contact us today at 701-356-3803.