When deciding to keep your loved one at home, that sometimes means bringing in help.  As a family knows, commitment to your loved one is beyond question. When it comes time to hiring a home care agency, At Your Service Home Care prides itself on great caregivers that are dedicated to serving your loved one with the utmost respect responsibility, and dependability.

A caregiver plays many roles, which can change on a day to day basis and can even change on an hourly basis; their roles change as your loved one’s needs change. They may provide ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) which are the following:

ADLs are basic activities and functions performed on a daily basis:

  • Eating
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • Continence

IADLs are those activities instrumental to our daily routines; such as:

  • Driving
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Medication Reminders

These tasks above are not all that caregivers do, they can also take a client to activities; such as, the park or movies. Caregivers implement solutions to challenges, they are part of a team, and involve your loved one’s in activities, all while helping to keep them safe in their home. Caregivers can motivate and encourage clients who are recuperating from a surgery by following the exercises that the physical therapists suggests would strengthen muscle groups for optimum recovery. At Your Service Home care briefs our caregivers for every client before they go into the home so they understand what tasks need to be completed for the day and a little bit more about your loved one so they can reach a common ground. Whether that is being a veteran, playing cards, or going to an art museum, the spectrum is endless. While our caregivers are there to complete tasks, they are also there for companionship as well.