What Should I Expect From a Caregiver? 5 Services Your Caregiver Will Provide

Choosing home care for yourself or your loved one can feel like a daunting task. Many have not thought about home care before they actually need it and can feel lost or confused about what is provided by a home caregiver. Marin Home Care would like to help make this process less challenging and help you better understand some of the services a caregiver could provide.

1. Caring Companionship

Aging can feel isolating to many seniors and having a compassionate caregiver can make all the difference. From bonding over shared hobbies and interests, to building long lasting relationships, a caregiver can become a trusted companion.

2. Personal Care/ Hygiene Services

An extremely helpful service caregivers can provide to clients is assistance with daily hygiene tasks. These include but are not limited to ​assistance with showering, oral hygiene, grooming, toileting assistance & incontinence care.

3. Meal Planning and Preparation

A caregiver can assist clients with meal preparation & planning including ​g​rocery shopping, cooking meals ahead of time and feeding when needed.

4. Light Housekeeping

As we age, some household chores we were once able to do easily become more difficult to accomplish. A caregiver can help with tasks such as ​washing dishes, dusting & vacuuming, laundry and linen changes.

5. Transportation to Appointments & Errands

A caregiver can assist with taking clients to appointments, medication pick-ups, errands or events. There is a common misconception that once a senior requires assistance, they are home bound. This is definitely not the case and a home caregiver can provide the care and assistance needed while still helping the client maintain some autonomy and independence.

Marin Home Care is a local, boutique caregiving agency. ​We are a care matchmaking service, 100% personalized to you & we understand the critical role that respect, compassion, warmth and companionship play when it comes to home care. ​In addition to home care, Marin Home Care also has private registered nurses (home health) on staff who can see clients for their medical needs ​that include medication management, vital sign checks, wound care, ostomy care, blood sugar testing, and tube drain & bag management. Additionally, our Caregivers are registered as Home Care Aides with the California Department of Social Services, so you can rest assured that they are qualified to manage your care needs.

It’s our commitment to the community to stay connected & healthy, we want to help seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle for as long as they can. ​To us, your home care is personal! ​We welcome your call to discuss your needs, and to set up your complimentary & personalized home care assessment with Laura or Caroline. You can reach us by phone at (415) 712-1917 or by email at ​[email protected]