Though caregivers are typically not medically certified, they are trained to perform a wide range of invaluable services that keep seniors safe and independent at home. These services generally align with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, meal planning and preparation, transportation, running errands, light housekeeping, or other tasks related to the client’s unique lifestyle and needs. Caregivers are also trained and often experienced with ailments related to aging like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Oftentimes, caregivers are hired just to provide companionship, which is a service that is inherent in the nature of being present in the client’s home. Caregivers can help keep clients engaged in mentally stimulating activities such as conversation, games, or hobbies.