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Caregiver Program Service Definitions

Author: Elder Services Of Okaloosa County | | Categories: Caregiver Services , Caregivers , Elder Care Services

Blog by Elder Services of Okaloosa County

Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific sector, and the caregiver business is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when talking to a caregiver, Elder Services of Okaloosa County has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your caregiver needs effectively.

Case Management: Offers guidance and assistance navigating the complexities associated with aging programs and products. 

Personal Care: It consists of assistance with bathing/showering, grooming, shaving, washing hair, and for those unable to do so for themselves. 

Homemaking: Light housekeeping includes, cleaning kitchen/ bathroom areas, dusting, and vacuuming to maintain hygiene levels. It also entails removing tripping hazards to keep the residence safe.

Companionship: This is a visit from a caring individual who assists with letter writing, reading, making light meals, and engaging the individual to encourage stimulation and a sense of belonging. 

Respite Care: Provides a break for caregivers to nap, run errands, take a walk, or rest, knowing their loved one is being cared for in the safety of their own home. 

Meals on Wheels: Addresses the nutritional needs of vulnerable adults. Hot, home-delivered meals are prepared, packaged, and delivered by dedicated and caring volunteers. 

We hope these terms make you feel more confident in communicating your caregiver needs effectively.

If you’re looking for a licensed home health care agency for the elderly in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, reach out to the experts at Elder Services of Okaloosa County.

With many years of experience in the caregiving sector, we specialize in senior home care assistance, respite care, personal care, and assisted living facilities. 

We offer our services across Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Mary Esther, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, and the surrounding areas.

View our complete list of services here, or get in touch with us here.