We all love our independence in living our lives – the independence to do things, the way we want, whenever we want. Majority of seniors take pride in being able to manage their homes and activities of daily living on their own, however, sometimes this independence is lost due to circumstances beyond control like a – fall, stroke, fracture, surgery, arthritis or other chronic ailments. They are unable to perform day to day activities like taking medications on time, cleaning the house, meal preparation, personal care, health care, etc.
Over a period of time this becomes very frustrating and inconvenient both for the elderly and the family caregivers. As hard it maybe, it is best to accept the changing physical conditions with dignity and seek help through professional health workers or care attendants to help look after the elderly.
So how does one decide where and what type of attendant to look for? There are so many options available today from unorganized to organized caregivers. How does one decide whether to hire a personal attendant, nurse, semi- nurse and what really is the difference between them? There are thousands of health care attendants who can meet one’s requirements but a professional attendant must have some essential qualities to perform their job function smoothly, with compassion and care.
A personal care attendant is typically a high school pass out with some certification in caregiving, a nurse is a qualified graduate with experience working in hospitals and is able to administer medical care to the patient like injections, I/V, keeping track of vitals like BP, sugar and medication management. A semi nurse can be tricky, these are typically nursing students or care attendants who have learnt medical care on the job. So one must choose carefully depending on the situation and needs.
Besides this, there are some of important soft skill to look for in a care attendant or nurse:
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The care attendant and patient relationship is not just based on performing of tasks and responsibilities but also one of companionship and trust. A caregiver will play a significant part of the life of a senior aging at home. Caregiving can be rewarding knowing that they provide help and support for someone who isn’t able to do that all by themselves. They are here to make life easier, better, happier, and more fun for seniors. And these special qualities are what make all the difference between an average care attendant and a professional care attendant.
Samvedna Care’s trained in-home attendant service brings to you verified attendants and nurses, specially trained by specialists in elder care and dementia. Our staff is trained to not only take care of your elderly loved one’s physical wellbeing through top class personal care and nursing, but also their emotional wellbeing. The attendants are monitored by our Senior Care Specialists (psychologists and MSWs)
Our service is available across Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. We offer both male and female attendants as per request, for 12 and 24 hour shifts.
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Samvedna Care was established in October 2013 with two primary goals – dementia care and active ageing. Our aim is to cater to the intellectual, emotional and physical wellbeing of seniors in Delhi NCR. We help them live happy, active and independent lives, in the comfort of their home and community through interactive caregiving.
Our aim is to provide quality home care services to seniors with limited mobility or dementia, and to facilitate stimulating community interaction and participation.