Personal Care and Companionship Services

We get allot of questions about a number of different caregiver related issues. Once such question often concerns personal care and companionship services. It seems fairly straight forward and really it is, but we thought that we would provide you with a quick reminder for this post with a general spotlight on the “Bayada”, a well-known home health care organization that provides a variety of care services.

Caregivers provide quite a few different services to seniors in helping them with everyday activities that work toward maintaining their independence, confidence and peace of mind. This is especially true for families living with, and managing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Wonderful organization’s such as Bayada provide 24 hour care, along with 24 hour on-call support, which can prove invaluable in time a need. Some of the services that Bayada caregivers (often referred to as “Home Health Aides”, or HHAs) provide include:

  • Help with bathing, dressing, using the toilet, tooth-brushing, hair brushing, and makeup
  • Help with feeding, meal preparation, and medication reminders
  • Help with ambulation and transferring
  • Help with household chores
  • Running errands
  • Engaging in hobbies and games

While providing personal care and companionship is terrific, there is so much more than simply providing services. There are, for example, a few other things to consider when you are seeking out qualified, professional and reputable caregivers. First, there is the ‘pairing’ of caregiver and client. That is, you want to make sure that the caregiver that you are employing is a ‘good fit’ for yourself or your loved one. Home health care service providers such as Bayada do a great job ensuring that their caregivers are matched with the client’s needs. And, when you match the ‘right’ caregiver with the client’s needs and expectations, this ensures that both the caregiver and those they care for are positioned for the best experience possible.

Secondly, you want to ensure that any home health aide that is providing care for yourself or a loved one, is receiving ongoing training and evaluation as part of the overall quality control standards of the organization. Standards will of course, vary across the board from organization to organization, so be cautious and take your time when conducting your research for a quality home care company. Bayada is a respected and reputable company that is genuinely concerned with meeting the needs of their clients and their families. And, ongoing training plays a vital role in this equation.

Last, anyone who provides care knows how rewarding it can be, but we also know just how tough, challenging and plain exhausting it can be too. This is especially so when it comes to managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  If you are someone who is taking care of an elderly parent but feel overwhelmed by the challenges that Alzheimer’s and Dementia bring, getting help from organizations like Bayada can provide a genuine relief in the form of peace of mind for the care provider. At the same time, when you team up with a home health care organization like Bayada you are getting professionals who understand the demands of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

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