Non-medical home care aides in the promotion of a person’s independence by providing opportunities for the person to maintain a better quality of life.

Encourage him to do things for himself, even if met with reluctance or stubbornness.

  • Provide opportunities for exercise and activities.
  • Encourage a healthy diet. A healthy lifestyle encourages independence through fighting decline.
  • Support brain health through social interaction and games that stretch the mind.
  • Be patient with the slowness of movements or mental connections, and wait for him to do it or say it himself.

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Maintenance of independence is making sure the person in your care is given the tools to follow through with her willingness to do something for herself. Examples include:

  • Provide or arrange for transportation for running errands and attending social functions.
  • Assist with home safety adaptations such as bathroom grab bars, hand rails, adequate lighting, home accessibility and furniture placement.
  • Research assistive devices such as medication reminder devices, products to assist with specific disabilities and gadgets to make everyday activities such as opening a jar or holding a utensil easier.
  • Ask for consultation from professionals on medications, resources in the community, and guidance when the future is in question.

Virginia Home Care Partners is here to help with your non-medical home care needs.  Please contact us here to let us know how we may partner in your success.