How many years have you been taking care of your household? Whether you began doing household tasks after retirement or you’ve been doing all of your own housekeeping for years, you noticed right away when you couldn’t keep up with the routine. Maybe bending down to scrub a stain or hauling laundry up the stairs suddenly became a challenge. Maybe you just don’t like doing some of the tasks by yourself.
No matter what is going on or why, it can be very upsetting when you cannot maintain your home the way you prefer. It may feel a bit grubbier or untidy to you, and it makes you uncomfortable, or maybe you don’t feel like inviting people over. The good news is that there are options for in-home services that can help you remain at home, comfortable and as happy as you were before those physical limitations began.
Described with different terms, including companion care, these services are customizable and can allow you to have someone in your home on a regular basis. They may be there to help out with meal prep in the kitchen, offer gentle reminders about medication, or even just take a quick look through the house to ensure everything is as tidy as it should be. Designed to provide mental, emotional and physical support, such services are far better than hiring and training someone only for housekeeping.
This sort of help can be similar to hiring a housekeeper. After all, you’ll need to make a brief list of your actual needs and be clear about your expectations. However, the relationship between your companion visitor and you will be very different than that between you and a professional housekeeper. The companion care provider can join you and watch a movie with you, take you on errands, and help you with many other aspects of your daily life.
So, if you are getting frustrated by some of your physical limitations but you are nowhere near ready to leave your home for a residential facility, consider companion care. They can be hired to do some light housekeeping, but they will offer far more in terms of emotional comfort and support, friendship and peace of mind!
At Capital City Nurses, you will find a team of experts dedicated to offering those in need of support (as well as their families) a long list of options and services entirely customizable to their current needs, including home care services of many kinds.
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