Our Blacklick, OH in home caregivers at Assisting Hands can help provide care for your aging loved ones whether you live around the block, or across the country. Our non-medical services can be customized for your circumstances.
Background on Assisting Hands Serving Blacklick, OH
The story of why Greg and Kim Kling started an Assisting Hands business has roots in a place likely familiar to you.
Aggie, Kim’s mother was the inspiration for them to start their own business. Kim had to become the primary caregiver for Aggie once she was diagnosed with cancer. They quickly realized they couldn’t do everything Aggie required. They didn’t have the skills to provide more advanced care, their knowledge of the healthcare maze was limited, nor did they have the time required to properly care for Aggie day in and day out.
They knew there were thousands of families just like theirs –just like yours – who wanted the compassionate support well-trained home care Columbus professionals can give. Assisting Hands spoke to them—it was exactly the business they wanted to create to give families like yours the daily, weekly or occasional support you need so your loved one can maintain a high quality of life.
The Kling’s are proud to serve the Blacklick, OH area with the elderly home care services that they need at a reasonable price.
In Home Care Assistance and Senior Care Services in the Blacklick, OH Area
If you have a loved one living in the Blacklick, OH area is in need in-home health care, we can help. Our services and our caregivers are geared toward helping people remain in their home for life, if they are able.
Assisting Hands offers a wide range of in-home care services in Blacklick, OH that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your loved one. These services include:
- Home safety evaluations
- Recommendation for, and placement of, assistive devices in the home
- Fall risk assessment and customized fall prevention plans
- Care coordination with all members of the client’s healthcare team
- Transporting clients to vital healthcare appointments
- Specialized care plans for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients
- Automated medication reminders
- Medical alert system
- Video monitoring system
- Compassionate, one-on-one end-of-life care for hospice clients
Other Services We Offer
Personal Care: Your caregiver can provide you or a loved one with assistance in bathing, dressing, eating, incontinence care, medication reminders, oral hygiene, walking and personal mobility, transferring to and from chair, bed, or wheelchair, toileting, and other services tailored to meet individual needs.
These are all things that we take for granted every day, but for some people that have a hard time with mobility, they can all be quite challenging. Our caregivers are patient and will be there to help your loved one through these activities, all the while making sure that they are safe from an unexpected slip or fall.
Meal Preparation: Overall health and well-being can be improved by ensuring your loved one is receiving healthy, well-balanced meals. In addition to tasting better, nutritious meals play an important role in maintaining good health.
Furthermore, if your loved one has special dietary restrictions, we can make sure that they are adhered to. This includes things like a diet for Diabetes, allergies, gluten free options, and more. It is not always clear which foods contain ingredients that could be harmful to those with dietary restrictions. Our caregivers will make sure that your loved one is taken care of.
An Assisting Hands® caregiver in Blacklick OH, who possess or is certified as a State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA), Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Home Health Aide (HHA), or a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), can perform everything from grocery shopping to preparing meals in accordance with any special diet, to serving the meal, providing eating assistance and cleaning up afterwards. Just let us know your situation and we will provide tailored services to your individual needs.
Grocery Shopping: Your caregiver can provide you or a loved one with assistance in grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, organizing incoming mail and going to the post office, and any routine personal errands you or a loved one might require.
For a lot of elderly people, the simple act of leaving the house to run errands can be a monumental proposition. With the help of our caregivers, you will not have to worry about your loved one going without food, or the bills not getting paid, because they are unable to leave the house that day. Also, you will not have to worry about your elderly loved one driving on their own, as we can do that for them too.
Light Housekeeping: Your caregiver can provide you or a loved one with services such as vacuuming, washing dishes, laundry, dusting, bed making, sweeping, mopping floors, taking out the trash, and any other light housekeeping items you or a loved one might require. Let us know your situation and we will provide tailored services to your individual needs.
Keeping the house in order is a great way for your loved one to feel like things have not drastically changed in their lives. In addition to that, being inattentive to housekeeping duties can lead to airborne particles that could be very hurtful if they are breathed into our lungs. If nothing is being cleaned, dust, mold, pet dander, and other harmful particles can enter the airway. Our caregivers will make sure that this does not happen.
Companionship: Your caregiver can assist you or your loved one with recreational activities or hobbies, or just provide good company for a game of cards or a nice chat!
It might seem like a little thing, but you might be surprised at how simple companionship can help improve the life of your loved one. Just like many other facets of our lives, our brains need to be stimulated in order to function properly. Through engaging conversation, or participation in beloved activities, your loved one will get the stimulation that they need.
Coordination of Care for Loved Ones in Blacklick, OH Area
Care coordination is especially pertinent to adult children caring for loved ones that are living at a distance and need resource help. The first thing that happens with a new client is that a Care Coordinator visits the client in their home to assess their condition, discuss options, and together, develop a care plan.
Next, the Care Coordinator helps everyone involved to identify programs, community resources, and benefits potentially available to the client. These could include Medicare/Medicaid Services, Private Health Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, VA pensions, area senior centers and local community resources, and more.
Although the work we do is non-medical, we consolidate all orders and recommendations from physicians, case managers, healthcare providers, and our own initial assessment to develop an integrated care plan. The plan, once completed, describes all required services including proposed frequency, cost of each service, any potential equipment and/or supplies needed, and all possible payment sources.
If the client is being moved from a hospital or rehabilitation facility, Assisting Hands in Blacklick, OH works with the attending physician, discharge planner, family, and client to determine the right plan, especially if it involves dementia home care. Together, we itemize and agree on goals to maximize the healing process.
Finally, Assisting Hands will provide any agreed-upon non-medical home care services in the comfort and safety of the client’s own home, as well as coordinating and referring other necessary services, such as in-home care for Alzheimer’s in Blacklick, OH. We can also provide:
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Home Modifications
- Medical Alert Systems
- Community-Based Programs
- Transportation Services
- Coordination of Doctor’s Appointments
Staying Discharged from the Hospital
If you are looking for an ally to help in discharge planning and transitional care for your loved one, we can help. Assisting Hands knows that there are likely four triggers that result in a patient returning to a hospital or rehabilitation facility within 30 days of being discharged. These four triggers are:
- Lack of social support
- Mismanagement of medication
- Not understanding the healing process
- Missing follow-up appointments
These triggers can be easily avoided if a patient has proper in home care from a professional in Blacklick, OH during the recovery process. If you live too far away from your loved one to be of assistance, or if you are a hospital administrator who wants to avoid penalties for readmission penalties, we can help. If you are a patient who needs and wants help following the plan laid out by the hospital, Assisting Hands can help you there too.
Following a care plan is how one heals. We can help the healing process by guiding the patient, once they return home, to follow the plan. We will help remind our clients to take their medicine on time. We can also provide transportation and accompany the recovering client to their follow-up appointments. Our Blacklick, OH caregivers can also provide elderly companion care to keep your aging loved one’s mind sharp and keep them from feeling lonely.
Assisting Hands is proud to serve the Blacklick community, as well as others around the Columbus Ohio area. If you need assistance, give us a call today.