Aging and healthcare professionals often refer to the ordinary tasks needed to care for oneself as activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living. These include:
- Bathing and Grooming
- Walking or “ambulating”
- IADL’s include
- Managing transportation
- Managing finances
- Housekeeping and home maintenance
- Shopping and meal preparation
- Managing medications
Lifeline Homecare provides support to assist with ADL’s and IADLs such as:
Assistance for bathing or showering, grooming and dressing
Good personal hygiene is important to well-being both physically and mentally. Caregivers can stand by to provide safety and assistance or perform shower or bathing care for individuals, as well as, appropriate grooming services. Caregiver helps clients choose comfortable clothing and get dressed appropriately.
Walking, transferring and ambulation assistance
Caregivers assist clients with safe movements, walking and using appropriate ambulation devices.
Caregivers can be on-hand to assist clients with toileting and proper cleaning which may help prevent infections and skin breakdown, all while maintaining dignity for clients.
Maintaining recommended medication regiments, ensuring medications are taken with or without food or drink as indicated, and managing medication side effects are all very important to maximizing independence, safety and quality of life. Our caregivers are available as needed to ensure clients manage medications appropriately.
Meal Preparation and Assistance
Proper nutrition impacts almost every aspect of human health. Our caregivers can provide nutritional meal preparation, meal service and encouragement, clean up, proper food storage and assistance with feeding when necessary.
Keeping living spaces clean and free of clutter helps clients maintain pride and safety at home. Caregivers clean, sanitize and organize kitchens and bathrooms, provide laundry service, change bed linens and complete light general housekeeping chores.