What Is A Non-Medical Caregiver?

non-medical caregiverWhen the elderly begin to experience physical changes or mental changes, they may need in-home non-medical care. The family can hire a non-medical caregiver to provide the needed assistance. These types of services are available through home health care agencies. The agencies employ caregivers who are trained in handling non-medical care. The caregiver may help with every day activities such as:

 

  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Personal care

It is important to choose a reputable agency that will take the necessary steps to ensure you or your loved one is safe with any potential caregiver. Screenings, background checks and drug testing are just a few of the measures that should be in place before you decide to work with an agency.

Why Choose A Non-Medical Caregiver?

These caregivers fill a niche that is growing in demand. The services provided by these compassionate professionals provide assistance to both seniors and their loved ones. Non-medical care helps to alleviate some of the stress related to caregiving.

When a trusted and caring professional completes these tasks, adult children and other family members are able to spend quality time with the senior. The adult caregiver is no longer spending time grocery shopping, preparing meals, or cleaning the house.

How Does Non-Medical Caregiving Benefit Seniors?

Non-medical in-home care also allows seniors to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. They are more independent when they are in surroundings that are familiar to them. When a non-medical caregiver meets the daily needs of a senior, the senior may not need relocation to a long term care facility.

Although a senior may require a certain level of care, that does not mean that he or she do not still want to enjoy freedom. Seniors still want to be able to choose the activities they participate in and the schedule in which they participate. This is why it is not difficult to understand why over 80% of seniors prefer to stay at home rather than move into a facility.

A non-medical caregiver provides assurance to adult children who live out of town that their elderly parent is being taken care of properly. Constant communication about the senior’s status can keep family members updated on the senior’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Give your loved ones the best care possible. Contact us today about non-medical services.