Every parent wants to offer the best start for their child. No matter how much you plan, parenthood can be a challenge before, during, and after the baby arrives. Whether it's prenatal homecare or "busy parent" services, there are a surprising number of options out there to help you when you need it most.
Parenthood is a beautiful and intimate process that brings enormous change to your life. Whether you're pregnant, newly parenting, or an experienced parent, you know better than most the amount of responsibility and time-management it takes. While there are countless circumstances in which a parent or expecting parent might need some extra help, few consider in-home caregivers as an option.
In-home care services offer more diverse options for clients each year that passes. In additional to care for pregnant women on bedrest, caregivers are now offering "busy parent" services to lend an extra hand. Caregivers often help with housework, meal preparation, errand running, transportation to appointments, and even 24-hour care. Here are a few things to know about these services:
Post-natal and Bedrest Care
When you're expecting a baby, there seems like a million tasks to complete before you "feel ready". Pregnancy can be an unpredictable time and best rest is often the last thing an expecting mother wants to hear. It can be hard to slow down and focus completely on yourself. In-home caregivers are there to to help you every step of the way, before and after the big day comes! The services they offer are designed to remove any stress or strain while you rest, prepare, and recover. Caregivers can help with anything from simple housework to helping you dress after a difficult delivery.
"Busy Parent" Services
Once you're home with your child, your schedule will begin to grow and change as the child gets older. Each benchmark means new responsibilities, new appointments and new tasks each day. In-home caregivers are here to help, regardless of your children's ages. These caregivers help you balance your parental and personal needs, often becoming part of the family as they work to meet your each family member's needs. Whether it's basic chores and meal prep or a complicated schedule of school times, sport schedules, and doctors appointments, these caregivers know exactly how to help.
What services are available?
Much like other in-home services, caregivers hand-tailor the options in order to meet your specific needs. While the vast majority of these types of caregivers cannot provide child or infant care, they provide endless essential services. These caregivers are responsible for supporting parents compared to childcare providers, who are primary responsible for supporting the children.
Although each parent and child has their own style, there are a number of common services you can expect:
Assistance with grooming and hygiene
Child and infant feeding/holding
Mobility and transportation
Hygiene and beauty services
Advocacy and life planning
Care during weekends, holidays, and emergencies
If you're expecting, post-natal, or a just busy parent, contact us today to see what we can do to help! We offer services with flexible schedules at all hours to ensure you're cared for no matter what!