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How Caregivers Help with Activities of Daily Living


Caregivers play a vital role in helping individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). ADL services refer to the assistance they give for basic self-care tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and feeding. Here are some ways caregivers can help with ADLs:

  • Bathing
    Caregivers in licensed personal care homes assist with bathing by setting up the bath area and helping with undressing and bathing. They also ensure safety in and around the tub or shower.
  • Dressing
    They help with dressing by laying out clothes, assisting with buttons and zippers, and helping with shoes and socks. They could also assist in grooming, like hair brushing, shaving, and applying makeup.
  • Toileting: With toileting, caregivers give assistance by helping an individual get on and off the toilet and get cleaned. In elderly care, where seniors have limited balance, caregivers may use assistive tools, such as toilet frames and grab rails.
  • Feeding: Assist with feeding by preparing meals, feeding, and ensuring proper nutrition.

In our alternative living services in Georgia, there are so many ways our caregivers can help. We include assisting with mobility, medication management, and transportation arrangements.

If you or a family member is considering a personal care home placement, we are the right people to help. Friendly Neighbors Alternative Living Services partners with different home care providers and home care businesses to ensure that elderly people receive care that’s best for them.

You can communicate with us, and we can talk about your options. We will consider your location and preference, so you can get the care you need in a safe and comfortable environment.

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