Often, other family members are unavailable or unable to help take on some of the workload, so it becomes necessary to find reliable outside help. The Pickerington OH home care assistance team at Assisting Hands is a trusted and dependable service that provides caregivers relief from the full-time job of caring for an elderly relative or loved one.
Offering several different services to the elderly, or those requiring non-medical care, we pledge to give our clients as much independence and dignity as possible.
Our founder, Dr. Gail Silverstein has over 25 years’ experience leading health care programs. The entire team of Pickerington in-home caregivers employed with us are fully trained and qualified to give a high level of care to our clients.
Senior Care Services in Pickerington Ohio
As our loved ones age, many lose some, or all, or their independence and find themselves unable to perform simple daily tasks that most people take for granted. Our in-home senior caregivers understand that doing things such as washing, dressing, feeding and going to the rest room in their own home should be accessible to everyone. This is why we make personal care a priority when looking after our clients.
Our Pickerington in-home care services also stretch beyond personal care and include tasks 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 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.
Help Alert– We have teamed up with SafeGuardian to provide our clients with a call button that provides a direct line to help and assistance when the caregivers are not present.
Pickerington Companion Care for Seniors
Being unable to get out and about can have a devastating effect on a person’s social life. It can cause severe loneliness, especially if there are not very many family members nearby.
At Assisting Hands, we realize the importance of maintaining an active social life, so we can provide an elderly companion to our Pickerington clients for a good chat, to participate in games and other activities, and assisting them to take part in hobbies or other social activities.
Pickerington Elderly Care Services
Our home care professionals believe in providing a comprehensive care solution to our clients. This includes things that are often forgotten about such as paperwork and planning.
As part of our in-home health care service, we can provide help and assistance for the following:
- Respite hours for family and other caregivers
- Medicare benefits
- Medicaid waiver options
- Senior social events
- Reverse mortgages
- Advanced directives
- Assigning power of attorney
- Planning the estate
- Identifying community care services available in the client’s area
Pickerington In-Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Our team at Assisting Hands recognizes that dementia, including Alzheimer’s, takes effect in stages. As such, we take a person-centered approach to caring for someone with one of these diseases.
We take the time to know who the person was before the disease took effect, and also what stage their dementia or Alzheimer’s has reached. Then, we create a personalized care plan that takes this into account, as well as provide stimulating exercises and interactions designed specifically to keep the mind as focused and as sharp as possible.
If you have a loved one in Pickerington that requires Alzheimer’s in-home care or dementia home care, our staff is fully trained and experienced to give them the best care possible.
How to Get in Touch
If you have decided to invest in some help for your loved one, then getting in touch with Assisting Hands is easy. Give us a call at 614-481-4141 and schedule your free consultation.
During the consultation, we will ask questions to assess the potential client’s situation and determine the level and type of care required. After the initial consultation, we will create a personalized care plan that meets all their needs and provides you with a much-needed break.
The important thing to remember is that there is no need to suffer or feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of caring for your elderly loved one. Assisting Hands and our home care professionals can alleviate the pressure by providing comprehensive care that allows our clients to maintain their quality of life while preserving dignity and purpose with our in-home companion care.
Our trained and qualified team are on hand in Pickerington and other areas of the state of Ohio to make life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for clients and their respective families alike. Get in touch today to see how we can assist you.