While you want your loved ones to remain as independent as possible, sometimes it becomes evident that an independent life cannot be a reality. When a person’s health, or their ability to care for themselves, deteriorates, it is probably time to find help for your loved one and to give yourself an essential respite. Caring for a person can be a full-time job, or at the very least it can be mentally and physically exhausting on the family.
The Assisting Hands team in New Albany OH offers in-home care assistance to the elderly, or those requiring non-medical help, in and outside the home. Our core purpose is to provide exceptional home care to those that need it. This is achieved through our team of highly trained and skilled home care Columbus caregivers.
Our home care professionals believe that our clients deserve to maintain as high a quality of life as possible, not only with dignity, but also while providing family and friends some much-needed relief.
Our New Albany in-home care services are extensive and comprehensive, and all of our care plans are individualized and customized to provide exactly the right level of assistance your elderly loved one requires.
New Albany Senior Care Services
Growing old often comes with increasing health issues that affect the individual’s quality of life. Suddenly finding themselves unable to take a bath, prepare food, or even clean their own teeth can be devastating to a person. Our extensive service provides the assistance required to carry out normal day to day self-care activities such as:
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 New Albany 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.
New Albany Elderly Home Care Services
Compassion is our number one priority when caring for our aging clients, as our home care professionals will do as thorough a job as possible so that our client’s needs are met.
When we take on a client, we will first assess their needs, and then implement a comprehensive care plan with compassion at the heart of it.
As well as the full spectrum of senior care services detailed above, our New Albany in home health care can offer advice, education, and guidance in the following areas:
- Medicare Benefits
- Medicaid Waiver Options
- Relief Hours for Family Caregivers
- Reverse Mortgages
- Advanced Directives
- Assigning Power of Attorney
- Estate Planning
- Social Events
Elderly Companion Care in New Albany
One of the most severe side-effects of loss of mobility is loneliness. Distant family, elderly friends passing away, and the inability to get out of the house can lead to the loss of companionship and social life.
At Assisting Hands, we recognize how vital companionship is for mental wellness, so we know that it is essential to provide a companion care service for our New Albany senior residents.
One of our team members will spend time with your elderly loved ones having a chat or just discussing current events. We can help assist in recreational activities or hobbies, assist them on walks outside, as well as finding out what activities might be available to them in the local area.
Something as simple as reading a book or the newspaper out loud or having a game of cards can really make a difference.
New Albany OH In-Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Clients suffering from mental health disease often require a different approach to care. No one understands this more than Assisting Hands.
Since Alzheimer’s and dementia occur in stages, no two people are alike in their care needs. Our New Albany dementia home care service takes a person-centered approach to create a care plan for these elderly loved ones. This means it is customized to provide the right level of care depending on what stage of the disease they are at currently.
Our team of caregivers are trained to provide stimulating games and puzzles that are specially designed to sharpen the mind as well as providing essential social interaction.
Getting in Touch with Assisting Hands
If you would like to know more about our extensive services and how we operate, contact us and talk to a member of our friendly team. You will be able to book a free consultation to determine how we can provide the assistance that you or an elderly loved one requires.
In addition to providing Alzheimer’s in-home care in New Albany, Assisting Hands is also active across the whole state of Ohio. No matter where you reside in the state, we are available for a consultation.
The last thing you want to do is place yourself, or your loved ones, under unnecessary stress by taking on the entire burden of care yourself. Not only is it exhausting and draining, but it can also
lead to health problems later down the line if you do not seek out help.
Let Assisting Hands take on the responsibility for you. You can be reassured that you have hired a trusted and reliable company to provide compassionate and careful care that maintains as much quality of life as possible in the comfort of the client’s home.
Our knowledgeable team is looking forward to learning more about your needs, and helping you overcome the challenges of your situation. Contact us today so you and/or your loved one get the help you deserve.