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Why do Retirement Community Residents Hire Caregivers?
October 2, 2020 by Living Assistance Services - Senior Home Care
Living in a retirement community certainly has its perks. You no longer have to deal with the hassles and costs of gardening and other home maintenance, and all the amenities you need are on site or easy to access.
As wonderful as this way of life is, like many other retirement community residents, you may find that you still need a bit of extra help.
Hiring a caregiver when living in a retirement community
Hiring a caregiver through an in-home care agency is a cost-effective way to get help with the things you need. The array of services a caregiver can perform can be tailored to suit your specific needs, even if you’re independent and only need a little bit of help.
Surprised? You’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that in-home care is for people who are unable to care for themselves or require round-the-clock assistance. That’s not the case!
As a matter of fact, many people who enlist the help of a caregiver do it to ensure their ability to live independently. Helping you live independently for as long as possible is precisely the point of in-home care and our primary goal.
A caregiver can help you with tasks like:
- grocery shopping
- pharmacy pick-ups
- a variety of other errands
They can also drive you to appointments and social engagements outside of your community if you don’t drive or just don’t feel like driving. (Hello Canadian winters!)
Your caregiver can also take on some of the chores that you find difficult or just plain don’t enjoy, such as:
- laundry and ironing
- meal prep
- help with unpacking if you’ve just moved in
- walking or cleaning up after your pet
As you can see, a caregiver can take on as much or as little as you need help with so that you can really enjoy all that retirement community living has to offer.
We can help with your loved one’s care at home or in a retirement home.
Call us at 1.855.483.CARE (2273) or send us an email to info@LAServices.ca.