Companionship and Care Services
Conversation and Companionship
Studies show that staying social and engaged increases seniors’ quality of life and prevents depression and cognitive decline. Pulse One Care Caregivers can provide clients with friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship.
Eating nutritious meals can make health issues easier to manage, help prevent future health problems, help increase energy levels, and keep weight in check. For seniors who have trouble with meal preparation, our Caregivers can cook hot, delicious, wholesome meals, allowing clients to help with preparation according to their ability. Preparing food together can make mealtime a more social and enjoyable experience.
Clean laundry is a must, but for some seniors this chore can be too physically demanding to do alone. Our Pulse One Care Caregivers can take care of all laundry needs, either in the client’s home or at a nearby laundromat. Services include washing, drying, ironing, and putting laundry away. Our caregivers with clients to make sure laundry is done according to their preferences.
Housekeeping help can prolong a senior’s ability to live independently at home. Caregivers light housekeeping services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, taking out trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder.
Illness, weakness, and an inability to drive are just a few factors keeping seniors from working through an ordinary to-do list. Having help with shopping and errands keeps seniors engaged and improves quality of life.Caregivers can shop for groceries at their clients’ preferred stores and run errands, such as picking up prescriptions or stopping at the post office. Clients may choose to stay home or come along for the ride as a way to stay active and engaged.
One way to help prevent the social isolation, loneliness, and depression common in seniors is to simply get out and about.15 If driving isn’t an option, such as taking clients to medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, meeting a friend for lunch, or wherever else a client wants to go.
Although Caregivers cannot administer medications, they can help ensure that clients take their medication as prescribed. Pulse One Care caregivers can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.
Paying special attention to grooming can help a senior feel and look better. As a person ages, grooming can sometimes present physical challenges. Caregivers assist clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs so seniors can look and feel their best.