Caring for a loved one can be a full time job.
Most of our parents would prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. Unfortunately, in most cases, we (the children) cannot possibly provide the care and assistance they need on a daily basis. Instead of sending them to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility, utilizing a Home Health Agency can be the perfect answer. The Agency will send licensed caregivers into the home to help your loved one with the ADL’s (activities of daily living) thus relieving the caregiving stress of the family members.
Caregivers offer assistance with ADL’s such as assistance with ambulation, bathing/dressing, meal preparation, feeding, personal hygiene, shopping/errands,housekeeping,laundry/linens, medication management, transportation, accompany to doctor appointments, incontinence,safety and fall prevention and many others.
A licensed, bonded and insured full service home care agency screens, hires and trains it’s employees ensuring that you will have quality home care you can trust.
When a Home Health Agency takes on a new client, their DON (director of nursing) will meet with both the family members and client to do a full assessment and to put together a POC (plan of care). In addition, the DON will be doing 30 and 60 day follow up visits to ensure the proper continuity of care. A professional Home Health Care Agency will provide a coordinated team approach to enhance the lives of their clients by managing their overall well-being.
If your loved one is being discharged from a sub-acute/rehab or hospital, the Home Health Agency will fully coordinate the transition to home.
Some of the transitional services they offer are:
-meet with Social Worker, PT, OT , RN to discuss the patient and review all discharge orders
-arrange transportation from the facility to home
-pick up any prescriptions
-coordinate delivery of durable medical equipment
-schedule appointments with the physician
-help to set up your the home to make it a safe environment
Whether your loved one has Dementia/Alzheimer’s, recovery and post surgical care, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Disabilities, chronic diseases, cancer, a Home Health Agency is there to provide the assistance needed.
Home care is flexible and a customized plan of care can be put into place. It can be tailored to meet the needs of your loved one.
An agency’s services support the individual’s choices and preferences to preserve their dignity and independence, while remaining in the comfort of their home.