WHAT THE ELDERLY NEEDS:
Old age happens to be the stage of humans, it also come along with its enormous challenges due to the psychological and physiological weakness in human body.it is the last part of human life which also is mostly characterized with weakness both physically and mentally. During this period the human body is unable to perform some functions because of the in activeness of the body cells, old age is also accompanied with forgetfulness, and the aged tends to forget things easily.
The needs of the aged can be categorized into two; Psychological and physiological need, Physiological NEEDS-this is mostly their physical needs such as shelter, food etc.
Nutritious food to maintain good health is very essential to senior citizens due to their health needs. being nutritious alone does not complete it but rather clean, the food should be prepared in a clean environment. They may not be able to meet their daily dose of meal thereby needing a helping hand to fulfill this obligation.
Also is an important need of the aged, due to their failing health keeping them in a warm environment during cold season and keeping them in a cool environment during hot period is of paramount importance to keeping them safe during adverse weather conditions.
They should not be denied of mobility, being aged does not take away some social activities in one’s life, as for the aged, they really need it,, light exercise to keep their body active, going out for social activities also gives them a sense of relevance .
Their choice of clothe might be slightly different thereby, freedom with little assistance in choice of clothe can be adopted, as well as keeping them as clean as possible to avoid unnecessary illness.
They are needs to keep their state of mind active as well as being mentally sound. This needs include;
Companionship-this is very important, they should not be left alone, having conversation with them and also once a while visiting their family members like children and grandchildren gladdens their heart.
WHAT WE DO
Under this service we have;
Making sure that the environment they live in is completely free from dust particles which can be dangerous to the health of the aged, the chair, the table etc are not bathed with dust. This will be taking care off by our highly-qualified and trained caregivers.
Change The linen:
Hygiene is very paramount in the life of the seniors due to their immune system which may not be very strong due to their old age,
Therefore personal hygiene is very important; we make sure that the linen is changed regularly to also avoid any form of discomfort.
Clean the kitchen:
Part of our services is ensuring that the kitchen unit is clean safe for any form of cooking, this we do by dish washing, making sure the kitchen smells good ,the kitchen floor free from any harmful object like pieces of glass, also making sure they are free from slippery substance such as oil, water etc.
Their personal hygiene should not be joked with, we make sure their clothing materials are fit for usage by keeping them clean.
Getting old does not take away looking good; we offer the service of making sure our elderly looks good by ironing their cloth
According to Malcolm H MORRIS, He defined old as a dependent group whose members could not and should not work and who need economic and social assistance, and that is what we do at care with love home care services.