One of the primary goals of hospice care is to allow your loved one to keep living at home. To provide in-home support with daily needs and activities, we will assign a home health aide to your loved one.
What Can a Home Health Aide Help With?
Home health aides assist patients with tasks like:
- Oral care
- Personal care
- Keeping the patient fed and hydrated
- Ensuring patients take their medications
- Food shopping
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Some administrative support
Like all members of your hospice team, your home health aide will work collaboratively with you to meet the needs of your loved one.
The support the home health aide provides also helps to reduce the tasks you need to perform as a caregiver. So, they will appreciate your input on ways they can better help not just the patient, but you as well.
Get the Help You Need for Your Loved One at Home
If you are the one who has been handling all the grooming and hygiene, meal preparation and housekeeping for your loved one, you already know what a huge weight off your shoulders it would be to have someone else take over some of these daily chores.
Plus, just having the home health aide regularly checking in on your loved one increases their safety and ensures they are receiving more interaction and companionship. This can make a substantial difference in terms of overall health and wellbeing.
If you have questions about how a home health aide can help, please give us a call today at (818) 748-3427 to schedule your consultation. During your consult, you can tell us about your situation, and we can let you know what services our team can perform to support your loved one in their home.