Getting Help at Home
Listed below are common care responsibilities you may be handling for your family member after he or she returns home:
- Personal care: bathing, eating, dressing, toileting
- Household care: cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping
- Healthcare: medication management, physician’s appointments, physical therapy, wound treatment, injections, medical equipment and techniques
- Emotional care: companionship, meaningful activities, conversation.
Community organizations can help with services such as transportation, meals, support groups, counseling, and possibly a break from your care responsibilities to allow you to rest and take care of yourself. Finding those services can take some time and several phone calls. Our social workers and discharge planners can offer much needed advice and support. There are also online sources of information (reference our Resource List Page)