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Personal Assistance for Your Loved One

Caring for a loved one can be daunting, especially if they require more than just the occasional helping hand. In-home attendants can help your loved one by providing the following personal assistance tasks:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Meal preparation
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Escort
  • Ambulation and transfer

But what are the benefits of having a personal assistant? Let's explore.

Benefits of Personal Assistance for Your Loved One

Safety and Comfort

Having an in-home care attendant ensures that your loved one is safe and comfortable while performing activities like bathing or getting dressed. A home care attendant also provides peace of mind that your loved one will not get injured while attempting to do something beyond their capability or physical ability. Additionally, having a personal home care attendant allows you to take a break from being solely responsible for providing care for your loved one.

Socialization and Interaction

In addition to providing support with ADLs, a home care attendant can provide companionship and socialization opportunities for your loved one. This can help reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation that some seniors may experience when they are on their own at home all day. A home care attendant can accompany your loved one on errands or engage in conversation while assisting them with tasks. This social interaction helps maintain mental health by providing positive engagement with another human being who is there specifically to provide assistance and comfort.

Is Personal Assistance Right For Your Loved One?

Personal assistance is invaluable for those who need extra help due to age or illness. If you feel that hiring an in-home care attendant could benefit you or your loved one’s needs – don’t hesitate any longer!

Learn More About In-Home Care Programs

At Texas Visiting Nurse Service, we provide an array of in-home care programs for individuals with various needs throughout South Texas. We have over 40 years of experience serving our community through multiple offices and have the resources and expertise to match your needs with a home care attendant and services to help.

In-Home Care Programs That Include Personal Assistance

  • Primary Home Care: Designed for individuals whose health has limited their daily function.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance.
  • STAR PLUS/STAR PLUS WAIVER: Designed for adults who qualify for nursing home placement but want to stay at home.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance, Respite Care, and Other Services as Needed.
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS): Designed for individuals with an intellectual disability or a disability that has originated before 22 years of age, including bed-bound children.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance, Respite Care, and Other Services as Needed.
  • STAR Kids: Designed for children and young adults under 20 years old with special needs.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance and Respite Care.
  • Private Pay Home Care: Designed for any individual who would benefit from caregiver support but is unable to be approved for this service using Medicaid funds.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance, Respite Care, Protective Supervision, and Other Services as Needed.
  • Adult Protective Services (APS): Designed for adults that get referred and approved for services from Adult Protective Services after an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance and Protective Services.
  • Area Agency on Aging Programs: These programs are designed to assist individuals with immediate needs that can not be approved for services in the options listed above.
    • Includes: Personal Assistance, Homemaker Services, and Respite Care.

Contact our friendly team today at 1-800-242-TVNS (8867) or fill out our short online form to learn more about our services!