Personal Care Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee
We all value personal independence. However, as we age, it is natural to notice changes in functional, physical, and mental abilities, limiting previously easy tasks. This can be frustrating for a senior who has spent most of their adult life fully independent. In this instance, personal care can be a great benefit to explore.
At Amara Home Care, Inc., we provide personal care services to seniors throughout greater Chattanooga, Tennessee. Please contact us today if you or an elderly loved one might benefit from our home care services.
What is Personal Care?
Personal care is a type of service assisting people with activities of daily living, including the following services:
- Personal hygiene, bathing, and toileting
- Dressing and grooming
- Nutrition and meal prep
- Medication management
- Mental and physical health maintenance
- Lifting and transferring
Personal care allows a senior to live comfortably in their home instead of nursing facilities or in-patient hospitals. A customized care plan is built around your loved one’s unique needs, so they never have to feel like their independence is compromised and another person manages their life. Personal care is offered for patients needing temporary or prolonged assistance post-hospital discharge, adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, Parkinson’s and related movement disorders, 24-hour care, and individuals simply needing help remaining independent.
It is important to note, personal care is different than companion care. Companion care, also known as sitting services, does not allow the caregiver to touch the patient, such as lifting or transferring them out of bed and into a wheelchair. On the contrary, personal care does allow such services and therefore is considered a higher level of care than companion care.
Personal care respects one’s privacy and offers additional benefits such as:
- Allowing a patient to reside in the comfort of their own home
- Lower cost than assisted living or nursing facility
- Services tailored to personal needs
- Forming close bonds with the caregiver
- Reduces the risk of fall-related injuries and implements fall prevention technology.
- Transportation to errands and medical appointments.
When is it Time for Personal Care?
If you or your elderly love one notices previously easy tasks are now more difficult or unsafe to manage, it might be time for personal care services. At Amara Home Care, we specialize in providing compassionate home care services catered specifically to each patient’s needs. We have highly experienced and attentive caregivers who instill family values in the care process, making your loved one feel appreciated and well supported at home. We also offer both 24-hour care and respite care to meet the needs of your elderly loved one.
Contact us at (423) 756-2411 to schedule your visit. We look forward to meeting you in person!