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5 Ways Home Care Aides Improve Safety

Home Care Options for Seniors in Charlotte NC

Home Care Options for Seniors in Charlotte NCJune is National Safety Month and we thought it was a great opportunity to discuss how home care aides can benefit seniors in so many different ways, including safety. Many loved ones become concerned about their aging parents or grandparents because they notice their physical capabilities change over time.

While those changes are gradual or the direct result of a medical emergency or some other situation, it doesn’t really matter. Gradual changes are more difficult to accept, but in either situation, relying on home care is a great way to maintain safety for those seniors within the comfort of their own home.

A home care aide is arguably the best choice because these caregivers can offer physical support, have experience working with other seniors, so they can spot safety hazards as they arise, and can also offer emotional support that keeps seniors focused on their own safety.

Here are five ways that a home care aide can actually improve safety for just about any senior within their own home environment.

  1. Physical support.

By offering physical support, the home care aide can help the senior get out of bed, get dressed, take a shower, get up and down stairs, and so much more. Some of those tasks may seem simple and straightforward enough, but with less strength and balance related issues, they can be extremely challenging.

  1. Emotional encouragement.

An experienced home care aide understands how important it is for seniors to stay as active as they want and are physically capable. When an experienced caregiver spends time with an elderly client, they will often ask questions, gather information, and determine what type of activities may very well be of interest to the senior.

  1. Checking their environment.

These experienced home care aides will likely notice loose handrails, loose steps, the prospect of grab bars in the shower and how they can help, the benefits of a stair lift or shower seat, and so much more.

They can also check smoke detectors, change light bulbs, and do other basic tasks that may put the senior at risk.

  1. Assessing safety itself.

Tied into checking their environment, these caregivers will constantly assess safety in the home, even including whether or not doors locked properly, the windows are secured, and that the senior is safe at home, whether or not somebody else is there with them.

  1. Eating right.

When people eat properly, they have more energy and their body is getting the right level of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. This can combat fatigue and offer extra strength and stamina for the senior. That can lead to improved safety at home.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Charlotte, NC please contact the caring staff at BlueDot Cares. 704-586-9248

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Kevin Bilderback

Owner at BlueDot Cares
Kevin Bilderback, CEO and President of the BlueDot family of companies, founded BlueDot’s first healthcare company, BlueDot Medical, in 2002.Since then, BlueDot has become one of the fastest growing companies in America and has made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies five times (http://www.inc.com/profile/bluedot-medical).Kevin attributes the growth to hiring amazing people who provide great care and inspire independence in the home.

Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.

Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.

BlueDot has grown over the years because Kevin truly cares, the employees care, the referring physicians care, the current clients that refer friends and family to BlueDot CARE!BlueDot is part of the community and is honored to show the community that BlueDot cares through a corporate initiative.For every new BlueDot Cares client, a bed will be purchased for a child in need in the community.

BlueDot cares and will inspire in more ways than one!

For more information on Kevin and BlueDot, please visit his LinkedIn Page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-bilderback-1bb3326)

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