Category Archives: Eldercare

Hiring a professional caregiver as a travel companion

Home Attendant CareParticipating in social events is important to the emotional health and well-being of elders. While keeping seniors active and engaged with friends and family helps maintain important relationships sometimes it can become challenging for seniors to travel to family events across town, out of state or internationally.

At Home Attendant Care, we help Northwest Washington elders and their families preserve valuable connections between all generations. Our trained and fully-insured caregivers are available to provide transportation to and from events and take care of any personal care needs that arise along the way.

Escorted outings can be as long or short as needed, from an afternoon birthday party or BBQ to weekend vacations or even family or school reunions in another state…our team is prepared for whatever the needs may be.

Home Attendant Care caregivers have served as vacation companions so seniors are able to travel locally and internationally.  We have helped senior citizens fulfill “Bucket List” wishes and life-long dreams by traveling to places they never thought they would visit.

We’ve accompanied people to Mexico, Hawaii, Denmark, and many other places around the United States and the world! Our caregivers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and North Snohomish counties also take seniors on shopping trips, social visits and other fun outings around our region.

Hiring a travel companion can ease the stress of travel for seniors and their family members – travel companions/caregivers help with packing and planning, navigation of transportation hubs, dietary and personal care needs, and much more. Professional travel companions offer private, personal care while being respectful to the requests of clients – and they provide peace of mind for senior’s family members.

We take pride in what we do. Eldercare is an essential piece of society today, and we love helping seniors stay connected with those they love. Contact Home Attendant Care today to learn more about our travel companions and how hiring a professional caregiver helps people get out and about in Northwest Washington and beyond.

The benefits of 12-hour eldercare services

Home Attendant Care 12-hour careWhen seniors and their adult children begin to consider long term care, they often think their only choices are to move to an assisted living facility or to move into a family member’s home.

Some older adults, though, also have an option to age-in-place with personalized care at home. For those seniors, 12-hour companion and caregiver services provided in their own home can be a perfect alternative.

Eldercare services at home help seniors live independently by assisting with daily errands, getting ready for bed at night, or simply offering companionship to prevent elder loneliness – professional caregivers can provide the long term care seniors need.

“Our caregiver arrives each evening to help with personal care at bedtime, offers assistance as needed throughout the night, and then helps with dressing and breakfast in the morning.  They also help my wife monitor and track her diabetes. This service is valuable because it allows me to get a good night sleep so I am refreshed and ready to spend time with my wife, and provide care to her during the day.”  John, Spouse of Home Attendant Care Client

At-home caregivers take care of tasks that become difficult for seniors to do as they age. 12 hour shifts during daylight hours are great for seniors who need help with transportation to doctor’s appointments, cooking, exercise monitoring, and even light housekeeping.

12 hour shifts at night can be beneficial for those who need assistance with bathing, medication management and safely getting in and out of bed.

Family, friends and neighbors may not always be available to help seniors age in place. When long term care assistance is needed at home, consider hiring professional caregivers to help with the daily living tasks that allow seniors to maintain the life they’ve grown accustomed to…in their own home.

Home Attendant Care provides long term care services to elders in Whatcom County, Skagit, Island, San Juan, & North Snohomish Counties. Contact us to learn how we can help your elderly parent or loved successfully age in place.