Rosa Hopkins, RN, has worked in many different areas of nursing, including geriatric care, transplants, intensive care and emergency care, which gives her versatility and...
Yes, cooking is included with both homemaker and personal care services from in-home care companies. The aides and companions aren’t chefs, so don’t expect gourmet cooking, but caretakers do have the basic cooking skills to prepare meals. At my Right at Home office in Hopewell, VA, we have one client who likes for us to come once a week and prepare and package all her meals for the full week.
Caregivers can also offer eating assistance such as helping to cut up food or feeding the client, or taking a client to shop for groceries.