With the increasing number of seniors in North Bay, you will find it interesting at the same time refreshing to know that a senior care program has been made available. Senior care simply refers to the personal, emotional, physical, and medical care that senior citizens in the country receive. Senior caregivers have been trained specifically to cater to the overall needs of these senior citizens.

Most of the services they attend to are assistive services like; monitoring and reporting a change in the behavior of these seniors to the doctor, conducting medical check-ups on these aged ones, administering drugs and injections etc. Depending on the nature of the client and the type of caregiving that is chosen, these caregivers can also take care of daily living activities like; feeding, bathing, toilet hygiene, dressing, cooking, and helping the aging person move around.

All these services are offered to ensure that senior citizens do not experience falls that may threaten their lives.

Types Of North Bay Senior Care

  1. Medical/ Healthcare

This is arguably the most common senior care type you can opt for your aged loved one. It simply has to do with attending to the medical or health needs of aged ones. This could involve regular check-ups, administering drugs etc. Services to expect when you opt for this senior care type are;

  1. Health Care or nursing care; you will agree that seniors and health problems are most of the times synonymous. This would mean that they will be needing special medicare. Skilled nurses have been trained to cater to their medical needs. These nurses have been licensed by the relevant authorities and are able to perform these services; conducting regular check-ups, administering drugs and injections, medical equipment solution, post and pre-surgical care, assessment of the home, reporting back to the doctor etc.
  2. Therapeutic services; most times, seniors find themselves in need of physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Whichever therapy they need, senior care offers them. Seniors who find it difficult to move around would be assessed and offered an exercise plan that would help them get back on their feet. Those with speech disorders would also be examined by these professional senior caregivers.
  3. Personal/ Assistive Care

This is one of the most common senior care types you can choose for that aged parent or relative. As the name implies, this senior care type involves the personal care of these aged ones. This personal care is divided into two main parts;

  1. Activities of Daily Living (ADL); these are services that are related to the general well-being of your loved one. Some of these activities that these senior caregivers can offer include; feeding, dressing, walking, bathing, dressing, toilet hygiene, brushing etc. These services are vital for the general well-being of your loved one and would be carried out by professionals that have been trained specifically for the job.

2  Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL); this refers to activities that although do not relate to the personal care of the aged person, but contributes a large quota to their overall improvement and growth. Some of these services include; washing, cleaning after them, cooking, shopping for groceries, managing their finances, setting up visitations, making and receiving calls etc. Also, these senior caregivers could take these aged ones to certain areas probably community centers, parks, museums etc all with the aim to make them feel better.

3. Companionship; as these seniors age, they begin to forget things. During this period, it is necessary that they have someone to talk to. Senior caregivers are able to provide them with emotional support and encouragement. They will also help to supervise them as well as manage their medications.