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How You Can Be There for Dad, Just as He Was There for You

Companionship is defined as the feeling of fellowship, often times between two or more people.
 
When it comes to your father, companionship is best defined as the bonding between a father and his children. As your parents get older, they may long for companionship, especially if he or she is confined to their home more so than they used to be. By simply reaching out to your father and being there for him, you are providing him a sense of happiness that will go a long way for him.

How to Give Your Father the Help He Needs

 
Being there for your father can improve his quality of life, mood, outlook on life and even his health! Simple things, such as helping him around the home, can give him the positive attitude that he needs in order to go through this time in his life with an optimistic outlook that gets him through the days. Additionally, helping him around the home can actually have several health benefits. For example, if you take the time to help vacuum his home, you are ensuring that your father lives in a clean environment that is conducive of good health. Your companionship with your father goes a long way!

If you can physically be there for your father, spending time with him will mean more to him than you will know. You can sit and talk for hours or choose to simply help him with tasks that you know he needs help with. Spending time with him accomplishing these tasks can allow for you two to spend quality time together, while you are subtly helping him out around the house. You can help him with housekeeping or laundry, while you reminisce about the memories that you both have.

As your father gets older, there will likely be a lot of changes to his demeanor. You may notice that he wants to do things on his own, as he is trying to prove to both you and he that he is capable of still accomplishing everyday tasks. Your father may even try to overcompensate, leading him to be at risk for falls or injuries, as he tries to prove that he is not as fragile as you may think. It is important that you are there to support your father during this time of transition both mentally and emotionally, but physically as well.

What to Do if You Are Unable to Physically Be There for Dad

 
If you are unable to be there with your father due to geographical locations or prior engagements, an in-home caregiver may the best option for you and your family. By hiring an in-home caregiver, you are giving your father the care and attention that he needs in order to continue to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Professionally trained and highly skilled in-home caregivers can be the support that you need during this time, while supporting your father simultaneously.

So, what will an in-home caregiver do for you and your family? It’s simple: they will provide essential nonmedical home care duties that will ensure that your father is taken care of while you are unable to physically be there. There are several different services that in-home care providers offer, including:

  • Light housekeeping, such as laundry and making sure that all the surfaces are clean, and the home is suitable for a healthy environment. Having a caregiver come in to provide light housekeeping for your father will allow him to enjoy a clean home, without straining himself to make sure that it is cleaned properly.
  • Hiring an in-home caregiver to assist with meal preparation for your father ensures that he is well nourished and is eating the proper foods. Not only will the caregiver assist with cooking the meals, but they will also assist with grocery shopping and making sure that your father eats what he is told to by their medical professional.
  • Personal care for your father gives him the ability to dress or groom with a caregiver’s assistance, as well as bathing and walking around! A caregiver could help with your father’s personal hygiene, as well as making sure that they are able to use their restrooms without issues.
  • If your father has a prescribed medication plan, he may need the assistance of an in-home caregiver to make sure he is taking the proper amount of his medicine, at the right times. Medication reminders via a caregiver can give family peace of mind that their loved one is complying by their doctors’ orders.
  • Simple companionship when you are unable to spend time with your father is beneficial for both his mental and physical health. Not only will someone be there for him to ensure he is happy and in a good place mentally, but a caregiver can provide companionship by accompanying him to his doctors appointments or outings, to ensure he is safe.

If your father needs companionship, an in-home caregiver can provide that and so much more. Your father took care of you through out your lifetime and it is time to make sure he is taken care of. Give him the gift of health and happiness by providing him with a highly skilled in-home caregiver.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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