You or your elder loved one might be curious as to what to expect regarding home care. Involving a home care specialist into your home can be both rewarding and necessary, so knowing what to expect is crucial.
Home Care providers should be able to take care of many needs, from light housekeeping to personal grooming, bathing assistance, running errands, fall prevention, and medication reminders. In addition to these, they can provide priceless companionship that can help a senior citizen remain active, alert, and happy.
In addition to these general duties, a Warman Home Care professional can provide specific activities or tailor unique programs for clients with special needs. In most cases, we can begin almost immediately to help as much as possible.
Our caregivers can be trusted. We require the following of each of our caregivers:
- We only hire CNA’s. or Certified Nursing Assistants
- Have at least one year of experience in a hospital or nursing home setting
- Pass a written skills proficiency test
- Clear police and criminal background checks
- Participate in monthly continuing education in-services
- Excellent previous employer references
- Adhere to a written code of behavior and conduct
- Take pride in a professional appearance
We work to make you or your loved one comfortable. Interested in learning more? Read more about Warman Home Care’s superior caregivers.
As our loved ones get older, difficult questions can sometimes pop up. While these are unfortunate topics, they must be discussed. Some of those include creating ways to protect property and assets in case of death. Living trusts are one way to help legally protect these things.
What is a living trust?
A living trust is a legal arrangement where one person, or trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, or a beneficiary. It is created and effective while you are alive – a completely separate legal document from a will.
Why is a living trust important?
Trusts are beneficial in many ways, some of which include property management or tax reductions. Trusts are also beneficial in that they aren’t costly to create and can protect the transfer of property after death. After all property is officially transferred, the living trust becomes non-existent.
Does my loved one still need a will?
Yes. Wills are always a good idea. A will supports a living trust, and can extend reach onto property that might not have been transferred.
If you are interested in creating a living trust, be sure to get some good self help books, and be prepared to fill out some paperwork. Also, it never hurts to ask a lawyer. Questions? Read more about living trusts.
Staying physically fit at an older age may be a priorty to you or an elder loved one, but you might not know the best way to go about doing it the right way. Exercising for elderly people is both safe and encouraged, and is thought to have numerous health benefits, including lowered likelihood of memory loss, cardiovascular health, lowered blood pressure, reduction of stress, and more.
Ready to go? Start off slowly. Low intensity exercises, like walking, will bring all the benefits of exercise without creating soreness. Swimming and biking are also good examples of low intensity aerobic exercises. Be sure to warm up and cool down before each session and include plenty of stretching. Wearing comfortable clothes and supportive shoes will help keep you safe during your exercise, so be sure to have the proper equipment before you begin any regimen.
As much as exercise is important, always be sure to consult a doctor, first! Read more about exercises for senior citizens or see actual exercise videos to help you get going.
As our loved ones grow older, discussions may begin of moving them to safer or healthier environments. However, many of them will object, wanting simply to stay at home. And this is exactly what “aging in place” refers to.
There are benefits to staying in home. One of the most important is the sense of independence maintained by elders. Another is comfort; we all know that there is no place like home. it is the epicenter of friends and family, and an undeniable source of pride, especially for older generations.
However, there will be risks. These include the possible inability to move up and down stairs, quick exits in case of emergency, and accessibility to restrooms.
However, home modifications can be made, and with the help of a qualified caregiver, these risks become almost eliminated. So have open ears when your parent or loved one talks to you about wanting to stay at home. There are options and steps that can be taken to help them remain comfortable.
Read more about home modifications. Find out about our caregiving options.