• Assist with activities of daily living (ADLs): These are the essential functions that start and end the day. They can include bathing, oral care, and hair care along with toileting and dressing/undressing.

 

  • Provide medication reminder and queues: We can help the client take their medications as prescribed and watch for any unwanted or even dangerous side effects. We CAN NOT administer any medications.

 

  • Light meal assistance and preparation: This can include assistance with healthy meal planning, grocery shopping, and preparation of meals as well as provide clean up after meals.

 

  • Light housekeeping: Also known as “tidying up.” Examples include laundry, making the bed, cleaning out the refrigerator, and putting away groceries. This does not include any climbing, lifting or moving of heavy objects, any yard work, or home repairs.

 

  • Ambulation and transferring assistance: This can include walks outside for exercise and fresh air.

 

  • Household organization/Errands: This can include accompanying the client on doctor visits, to the bank, post office, hair or nail salon, or to the library or local senior center to visit with friends.

 

  • Companionship: Help the client keep in touch with family and friends via phone, email, or even video chat. Caregivers can engage in conversation, read aloud from a newspaper or books, or enjoy a classic or newly released movie with client. We can also suggest new activities which may bring the client enjoyment. And sometimes just being there helps and provides a sense of security.