In the past, families were faced with few choices when their senior loved ones needed care. Fortunately, clinicians and other healthcare professionals have recognized the health and well-being benefits to receiving care while remaining in the comfort of home. The familiarity of home, as well as the comfort of home, are important factors in aging happily. And now, senior in home care is finally being celebrated as the preferred option for many – even those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Our Senior In Home Care
While being at home is great, it’s not just about Aging in Place . It’s about being in a familiar, safe and supported environment in your own home. Our flexible consultative approach gives you and your loved ones the ability to customize a home care program that’s right for you. When you need to make a change, Assisting Hands Home Care helps make it happen.
Coordination of Care
Assisting Hands can also help in determining the specific needs for you and your loved one. From our initial assessment, throughout care, we are keenly aware of needs. Please select our Coordination of Care page for more information on how we work with you.
Assisting Hands will also work with you to make your house the warm comfortable home it has always been – so it is easier for you to get around. We’ll talk to you about any home modifications that should be made. We can suggest community based programs that might be helpful. And we have a medical alert system that may be helpful in certain situations. Best of all, we take the time to match you or your loved one with a caregiver that meets your needs, personality, and habits. Assisting Hands Home Care is committed to providing the best home health care possible.
Assisting Hands Caregivers
Our caregivers are the heart of Assisting Hands Home Care. Each home health care specialist is an employee not an outside contractor, and is state licensed and specifically trained to provide in-home care. All caregivers are bonded, insured, and background checked, as well as certified in CPR, First Aid, Fall Prevention, and in special communication skills. We provide continuous training to make sure our caregivers stay up-to-date with the ever changing medical landscape.
Some of our personal care and home care services include:
- Bath and shower assistance
- Dressing and grooming
- Meal planning and preparation
- Assistance with walking
- Grocery shopping and other errands
- Light housekeeping, laundry and changing linens
- Medication reminders
- Driving to doctor or other appointments
- Incontinence care
- Home safety evaluations
- Recommendation for and placement of assistive devices in the home
- Fall risk assessments and individualized fall prevention plans
- Care Coordination with all members of the clients healthcare team
- Specialized care for the Alzheimer’s or other dementia client
- Compassionate, one-on-one end of life care for clients on Hospice
- Medical alert system and video monitoring services
- Relief and respite for family members
- Post surgery care
Take a look at a more complete list on our companionship page.
Relief for the Caregiver
Perhaps as important to providing care to a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease, is the ability to provide relief for the caregiver. The caregiver must balance their own needs with those of the person they are caring for. It can be an exhausting process. It’s important to stay safe and alert. Providing time away – time where the caregiver can take care of his or her own needs – is just as important as providing care for the person with Parkinson’s Disease. Assisting Hands can provide respite care as needed – either periodically or routinely.
Assisting Hands can help by providing short-term or periodic help in Montgomery County MD or Fairfax County VA. Having someone assist in the care of the person with Parkinson’s Disease can also help you stay more positive. There are a number of services we provide that can also help reduce the stress and anxiety often felt by caregivers.
Frequency of Care.
The frequency of care depends on the individual, the family and the specific needs of the person with Parkinson’s Disease. Assisting Hands can provide support when visiting friends or family, during hospital visits or weekly shopping excursions. We can assist with mobility issues or provide companionship to keep someone occupied. Whether your needs are daily, weekly or periodically, we can help.
Need More Information?
Take a look at some of the informative article on our blog. Or give us a call to discuss your needs. Call 301-363-2580 if your loved one is in Montgomery County MD and 703-556-8983 if your loved one resides in Northern Fairfax County VA.