What Are Your Assisted Home Care Needs in Cleveland, GA and the Surrounding Areas?

How Much Assisted Home Care Does Your Loved One in Cleveland need?

This list of needs will help you to determine what level of care your loved one in Cleveland or the surrounding area requires. We suggest you print this page and identify the areas of concern for your loved one.

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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs):

  • Using the telephone
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Transportation
  • Paying bills
  • Doing laundry
  • Doing light housework
  • Preparing meals
  • Care of pets in the home
  • General maintenance of home
  • Maintenance of yard

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Eating meals
  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Getting in and out of a chair
  • Walking
  • Remembering to take medication

Physical Conditions and Functional Status

How do the following affect the person’s ability to function?

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Perception
  • Orientation
  • Thinking
  • Memory
  • Decision making / good judgment
  • Physical dexterity
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Energy level
  • Bladder control
  • Bowel control
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Grief

Environmental Safety:

  • Safety of neighborhood
  • Convenience of location
  • Friends or relatives living nearby
  • Condition of home: exterior (roof, siding, windows)
  • Condition of home: interior (floors, appliances)
  • Home looks cared for
  • Smoke alarms installed and tested
  • Hallways clear of clutter and wires
  • Stairs free of obstacles and clutter
  • Stairs well-lit
  • Handrails on both sides of stairs
  • Stairs have non-skid surface
  • No loose rugs on floors
  • Clear path to couch and chairs
  • Couch and chairs easy to use
  • Low tables removed
  • Bed easy to get in and out of
  • Light switches easy to reach
  • Entries and walkways well-lit
  • Reading areas well-lit
  • No glare from windows
  • Nightlights in rooms and hallways

In the kitchen:

  • Proper storage of kitchen items
  • Outlets are grounded (older homes often need this)
  • Most used items are easily accessible
  • Non-skid surface in front of sink
  • No objects are over the stove
  • Fire extinguisher is tested and easily accessible
  • Well-lit

In the bathroom:

  • Grab bars by toilet
  • Grab bars by tub and shower
  • Grab bars are properly installed/attached to studs
  • Non-skid strips in tub and shower
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Tub and shower not cluttered with products
  • Non-skid surface on floor
  • Outlets are grounded
  • Hairdryers/electric items not close to tub or shower

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