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Even the best nursing homes or independent living / retirement communities can’t tend to the needs of older adults in their care at all hours. In many cases, an older adult can benefit greatly with supplemental care from a non-medical caregiver. These caregivers can offer assistance with simple tasks, such as driving them to appointments or helping them with personal grooming.


Griswold Home Care can refer caregivers to older adults in assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, memory care facilities, and 55+ communities on an as-needed basis. There are a number of ways that non-medical caregivers can help older adults, no matter where they are.


Check out where and how the caregivers we refer can help:

Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes

Most nursing homes and assisted living facilities don’t provide around the clock care. This is where a private duty caregiver can be helpful. Non-medical caregivers can attend to many of the tasks nurses may not always have time to do and provide older adults with companionship and other activities.


Some facilities may charge more or less based on the amount of care an older adult requires. If your loved one doesn’t need medical care the entire time he or she is living in a nursing home, you can actually save money by having a caregivers that Griswold refers tend to their non-medical needs.


If an older loved one is recovering from surgery at a facility, private caregivers can lend an added layer of support to on-duty nurses who may not be available at all hours. Private caregivers can be referred to ensure your loved one is receiving any supplemental care they need. Referred caregivers can also help with a variety of simple tasks as your loved one recovers, such as making sure older adults get safely in and out of the bathroom / bathtub, helping them to comb their hair, brush their teeth, or get dressed.

Independent Living, Senior Apartments and Retirement Communities

Many older adults who reside in independent living and retirement communities are fairly active and generally in good health. However, if you live out of town, Griswold can refer qualified caregivers to check in on your older loved one from time to time to be sure they are thriving in their new living space. A private caregiver can help them with unpacking their items and settling into their new environment — making it feel like home.


Regardless of age, some people don’t always make friends easily. Some seniors may need a companion. Adjusting to a new atmosphere can often be lonely. For seniors who are less outgoing, having a caregiver around to help them get the hang of their new community can be a huge help to them and their mental well-being.


Although many retirement communities and independent living centers offer a lot of programs to keep residents stimulated and offer them opportunities to socialize, not every center offers these amenities. A private caregiver can take them to doctor appointments, hair appointments, or assist with running errands like food shopping. Additionally, caregivers we refer can be a companion to older adults. Through a process of carefully matching caregiver interests to those of your loved one, the caregivers can provide companionship, play board games with older adults, or assist them with arts, crafts, and cooking so that they feel stimulated and continue to participate in activities they’ve always enjoyed.

Memory Care Facilities

Older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or other health conditions that affect the mind and memory, may be placed in a memory care facility that can capably care for them. These specialized long-term stay facilities don’t always offer 24-7 care to residents, similar to more all-purpose assisted living facilities. Griswold can refer qualified non-medical caregivers to look after your loved one when a facility’s staff cannot.


While many older adults would prefer to age in place, it cannot always be done. It’s a difficult decision to make to ensure your loved one receives the care he or she deserves. And sometimes, a facility offers them the best possible option. Whether the older adult in your life is able to live at home or in a nursing home, Griswold Home Care can refer caring, qualified caregivers who can help to support their needs wherever and whatever they may be.

Give us a call today so we can help you decide the best option for you and your loved one.

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