- Elderly Companion Care
- Alzheimer’s In Home Care
- Dementia In Home Care
- Senior Care Services
- Transition from Hospital Back to Home
- Health Care Services
- Help with Daily Living
These are just a few of the services that our caregivers offer in the Lewis Center area.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia In Home Care Services
Studies have shown that people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or other forms of dementia, maintain their mental capacities much longer if they are cared for in the familiarity of their own homes. If someone you love has been diagnosed with this debilitating disease, Assisting Hands in Lewis Center, OH is well-versed in home care for Alzheimer’s.
Assisting Hands caregivers are person-centered in their approach to both Alzheimer’s and dementia in general. We know that each person suffering from dementia requires different levels of care. Our Alzheimer’s in home care plans are developed around the person living in Lewis Center, OH, not the disease.
Our Lewis Center, OH dementia home care providers have extensive knowledge and tools that they use to help them understand who their client was before the disease took hold. The caregivers at Assisting Hands are armed with the knowledge and tools necessary to care for who the person was, and who they are now. Our Lewis Center, OH in home caregivers provide social interaction designed to keep your loved one’s mind as sharp as possible, for as long as possible, in the safety and familiarity of their own home and community.
Personal Care and Companion Services in Lewis Center, OH
When it comes to aging, every person does it differently. Many people simply need some help getting to and from their medical appointments or with their grocery shopping, while others need a little more. Whether what is required is assistance transitioning from a hospital stay to being back at home, help with walking and personal mobility, assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, incontinence care, medication reminders, oral hygiene, or something else, our clients set the pace in terms of time a caregiver spends with a loved one.
From preparation of nutritious, well-balanced meals, to grocery shopping and light housekeeping, Assisting Hands tailors the elderly home care services that our Lewis Center, OH caregivers provide to your specific situation and needs.
Personal care and companionship services can include any or all of the following:
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 Lewis Center 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.
Whatever your specific needs, our caregivers are ready, willing, and trained to help.
Using Our Agency Versus Hiring Directly
Staying at home, or aging in place as it is often called, is the preference for many seniors who wish to retain their independence. Sometimes help is necessary for a specific period of time to assist someone recover from an accident or surgery. You might also require elderly companion care, so your aging loved one has someone that can spend time with them at their Lewis Center, OH home. Other times, help might be necessary for an ongoing situation, such as dementia.
At Assisting Hands, we believe that we can provide the right solution for the needs of people seeking senior care services in Lewis Center, OH. We screen our employees rigorously, so we know that they are properly trained to handle the tasks you require of them. As the hiring party, we are bonded and insured. This includes covering our employees under worker’s compensation. This way, if something happens to one of our caregivers while working for you, they are covered.
We also provide replacement coverage if a caregiver cannot make it to work due to illness or an emergency.
If you hire a caregiver directly, you are then responsible for these things as their direct employer. You will need to worry about paying your share of their taxes, and for carrying workman’s compensation. In addition, if your caregiver gets ill or simply does not show up, you will need a backup plan until they are able to return to work, or you find a replacement.
In addition, as an employer, you are responsible for filing payroll taxes, tax forms, and verifying that the employee can legally work in the United States. You are also responsible for assessing the person’s ability and qualifications for doing the job that you are hiring them to do. This is especially important if your loved one requires hands-on personal care, has limited mobility, or is in some stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
At Assisting Hands, we train and test prospective caregivers and can attest to their skill levels. They are also current on any and all licensing requirements.
Our team at Assisting Hands understands that the current tight economy makes families acutely aware of using their resources wisely. That being said, what looks like saving money often turns out to cost more than we first imagined. Working with a home care agency like ours takes responsibilities of being an employer out of your hands and puts it directly into ours.
Why not contact us today to discuss whether or not we can be of service to you and your loved one? Our mission is to provide personalized, non-medical support in home services, whether it be assisting the elderly, disabled, or anyone else. Assisting Hands pledges that our clients will receive exceptional care that enriches their lives and gives peace of mind to their families.