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3 Important Services Provided by Essential Personal Home Health Care Professionals

Visiting Angels is trusted by Americans and people worldwide to provide compassionate, customized in-home essential personal health care for seniors and for adults with disabilities or chronic illness.


When you think of in-home essential personal health care, what comes to mind? You may have thought of assistance with personal hygiene and/or helping people get dressed for the day. These functions are certainly important, especially for those who aren’t able to perform these common activities of daily living on their own, but in-home health care can encompass more than you may know. Home health care services also provides other solutions which allows people to remain independent in their own home.


3 invaluable services offered by Visiting Angels home care professionals:


#1: Friendship and Conversation


Many of the services needed by seniors are tangible, such as assistance with the activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, or grooming. Many other needs, however, are intangible. Companionship, conversation, and friendly socialization are three highly important needs that all humans have. However, these can be difficult to obtain for seniors who live at home alone. Many are socially isolated, as amplified by the recent health crisis. An in-home caregiver can provide much needed social interaction and companionship on a regular basis. This can help seniors avoid social isolation, depression, and other threats to their mental health.


#2: Assistance Engaging in Favorite Activities


Many seniors experience mobility issues that limit their ability to take part in their favorite hobbies or activities. This could include walking a pet around the block, visiting family or friends (in person or online), playing card games, or putting together jigsaw puzzles, to name a few. When they don’t participate in things they enjoy, it have a huge impact on their quality of life and happiness. It can also contribute to depression. Visiting Angels elder care professionals are experienced in helping seniors enjoy their favorite hobbies, exercise, or recreational activities.


#3: Meal Planning, Preparation, and Monitoring


Many older individuals find it difficult to shop for groceries or prepare nutritious meals that meet their dietary needs. A home care professional can remove these barriers to healthier living by going grocery shopping, preparing meals, and making sure clients have eaten. This is especially important when a person is living alone and has lost the desire to fix themselves healthy meals.

Customized Care To Meet Your Needs

We know that not everyone’s care needs are the same. That’s why Visiting Angels provides senior care that’s customizable. We specialize in a variety of types of care, including fall prevention services, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and services that help people recover from an illness or injury in order to avoid readmission to the hospital, such as assistance with prescribed physical therapy exercises, and medication reminders.


Contact Visiting Angels for senior in-home health care services in Burlington or Mercer Counties in New Jersey.

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