Being a caregiver can be exhausting, and very isolating since you are required to be with the individual 24/7 so their needs are being met. Turning to a professional caregiving service like Assisting Hands is not a failure on your part. Rather, it is a way to help your loved one receive the care and assistance they need while giving you a much-needed respite.
If one of our professional Galena, OH in home caregivers are doing the job of caring for your loved one, it means you can concentrate on spending quality time with them instead. This might include enjoying activities with them that may not otherwise be possible.
Professional Qualified Care
At Assisting Hands in Galena, OH, our in-home care plan is comprehensive, as well as fully customized to our clients. Our caregivers take care of all day-to-day non-medicalized needs of our clients, in addition to providing vital assistance and support.
Following an initial consultation, we will assess each client and develop a care plan that will give the client a better quality of life, while maintaining their dignity.
Our Galena, OH in home health care services can offer clients a certain amount of independence, while also being there to provide assistance when necessary.
Our Elderly Home Care Services
We all grow old eventually. Losing the ability to carry out certain activities is, unfortunately, something that goes hand in hand with aging.
Most seniors would prefer to receive assistance in their Galena, OH home, so our senior in home care services are designed to meet the needs of anyone that is suffering loss of mobility, or the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, from within their own home.
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 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.
We can also install a medical alert system, video monitoring services, and automated medication reminders.
For those receiving end-of-life care in a hospice, we can provide one-on-one compassionate care as well.
Senior Care Services in Galena, OH
In addition to the above, Assisting Hands can help our clients and their loved ones find education and guidance on:
- Reverse mortgages
- Advanced directives
- Power of attorney assignment
- Estate planning
- Medicare benefits
- Medicaid waiver options
We are also able to see what senior services might be available within the local area that our clients might not be aware of.
We look at the following, and make recommendations to our clients about what they can get involved in:
- Area Agency on Aging
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Veteran’s Administration
- Local Senior Centers
Additionally, we can assist with finding senior social events in the community, and our caregivers can provide essential respite hours for family caregivers.
Galena, OH Elderly Companion Care
Many elderly individuals find their families and friends are too busy or too far away to provide vital companionship for them. The companion care we offer our clients in Galena, OH addresses the issue of loneliness among the elderly.
Having someone there to chat with, participate in hobbies or activities with, or simply to walk with, is crucial for mental well-being and vitality.
Each elderly companion at Assisting Hands has the patience and compassion to spend quality time with our clients in Galena, OH, and give them some much needed social interaction. Whether it is reading the newspaper together, or having a game of cards, this service is invaluable to our clients.
Galena, OH In Home Care for Alzheimer’s
There are many forms of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common. It can be devastating to lose someone to this disease and watch them decline, especially since it can take many years for the disease to develop fully.
The Alzheimer’s in home care we offer in Galena, OH is specialized. It focuses on knowing who the individual was before they started suffering from dementia and balancing this with who they are currently.
Our qualified dementia home care staff in Galena, OH have the knowledge and tools to understand that dementia occurs in stages, and to provide customized care for each client on an individualized basis.
This person-centered approach gives clients the level of care appropriate to their needs, including games and activities designed to keep the mind sharp.
Galena, OH Home Health Agencies
If your loved one is based in the Galena, OH area, Assisting Hands can help you. Our caregivers can give you the assistance and respite you need in order to live a fulfilling life, and to keep your senior loved one safe.
If you have any questions about our services or would simply like to get in touch, please call our friendly team on (614) 481-4141.
Give your loved ones the life they deserve, while giving yourself peace of mind. Get in touch with Assisting Hands today.