EasyLiving Home Caregiver, Wayne Burnham, escorting his client Ms. Allison to a wedding
When most people contact a home health agency, they are seeking direct care services such as assistance with bathing and dressing or household help like meal preparation and light housekeeping. Often in the course of providing home care services, however, home caregivers take on a wide variety of tasks and become a companion and helper in many ways. The side of home care that people do not often think about is the many things caregivers do to add to the client’s quality of life. By getting to know the client, a quality home caregiver can anticipate what the person wants and can also suggest ways to help and improve daily life.
Our goal at EasyLiving is to ensure that age, disease or disability do not affect our client’s quality of life. This means that clients should be able to continue doing the things that bring them joy, even if they move a little slower or need a little help getting there. When seniors stop driving, there is an increased risk of depression and isolation. This does not have to be the case, though. EasyLiving’s home caregivers are involved in helping keep our clients active and engaged in the things they love.
Here are just a few examples of how EasyLiving Concierge Services can help seniors stay involved with their favorite activities, travel and attend special events:
If a client has been a theater buff, there’s no reason she needs to give up her theater tickets. We can make all the arrangements, ensure accessible seating, help get her there and assist as needed while there and get her safely home. We have clients that attend the full season of shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Tampa Bay Symphony’s performances or just an occasional show or movie according to interest.
A family contacted us about an upcoming family reunion. The family definitely wanted grandma to attend, but she is wheelchair bound and needs help going to the restroom and the reunion was a three-hour flight from Tampa. The family was feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out how to safely and comfortable get grandma to the event. Our team helped with all the planning and sent an EasyLiving home caregiver along to escort her on the trip to attend to all her needs.
We have taken clients to many types of special events. One client was honored with an award for his work and contributions to the community. His caregiver helped him get to the event and assisted when he needed help while there. As the picture above shows, one of our caregivers recently escorted a client to a family wedding. She and her family were so pleased that she could attend with her trusted helper by her side.
The possibilities are endless with senior concierge services and travel escorts for seniors. From special events to favorite day-to-day activities, there’s no reason why an elder client cannot participate in the things he or she enjoys. Our team can work with your family on logistics and possible ways to modify activities to ensure comfort and safety. You can check out some of our tips for smooth travel with elders on our Senior Travel Tips blog post.
Contact EasyLiving at 727-447-5845 for concierge services for seniors and a wide array of home caregiver services. EasyLiving home caregivers serve Pinellas and Pasco counties in Florida (towns such as St. Pete, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Seminole, and New Port Richey).