Caregiving during winter months

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Westchester, Ill. – Many people think that hiring a caregiver is just for those who may not have family around on a 24/7 basis or only need help with daily tasks.  While that is true in some circumstances, caregivers can benefit even those older adults who can do daily tasks and get around just fine, but may need a little extra help or a watchful eye.

This especially holds true over the winter months.  Getting around in the snow, walking, driving or shopping can be a difficult and even a dangerous task for older adults.

FALLS are one of the most common causes of injuries in older adults and are also one of the most preventable.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three [1:3] older adults age 65 and up fall each year.  With this number at an all-time high and particularly in the winter when the ground is slippery, having a person around to help your loved ones get around safely is even more crucial.

How we can help

At Rehab Assist, we specialize in helping families take care of their loved ones.  We work with some of the best caregiving agencies in the Chicagoland area and can find exactly what you and your loved ones need.

Our experts can assist in finding short-term care (at just a few hours / times per week) to more extended caregiving (up to 24-hour coverage) and can help you by taking the burden and stress off of searching for a quality company.

We also manage all the communications so you don’t have to worry about that part as well.  And if greater needs arise, like medical case management or life care planning we can help you plan and make decisions for the future.

For more information, contact us at 708.338.4530

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