Straightforward jobs like cleaning your teeth or preparing a meal can become monumental tasks that are impossible to carry out alone. Usually, this is where family members and loved one’s step in to take care of the individual, but this is incredibly time-consuming and exhausting.
People often underestimate the energy and dedication required to care for an individual and find themselves in a situation where they are suffering just as much as the person they are caring for.
Fortunately, there is a solution.
Assisting Hands’ in home caregivers in Plain City, OH are available to provide a high level of care and assistance to those that need it. Our services allow individuals to maintain the quality of life and dignity they deserve, and to lead as comfortable a life as possible.
Plain City, OH Senior Care Services
Our home care Columbus services at Assisting Hands are individually customized to meet each of our client’s non-medical needs. After an initial consultation, we will determine which of the following our clients requires assistance with:
- Personal care such as washing, bathing, and grooming
- Meal preparation and light housekeeping
- Evaluations for home safety
- Recommendations for assistive devices to be installed within the home
- Risk assessments for falls and injury prevention plans
- Care coordination
- Accompanying and transporting the client to healthcare appointments
- Automated medication reminders
- Medical alert system
- Video monitoring
- One-on-one end-of-life care for hospice residents
Breakdown of Our Most Popular Services
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 Plain City 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.
Other Elderly Home Care Services
It is not just personal care or help around the home that an elderly individual might require. There is always a myriad of paperwork or financial planning that our clients or family may not be able to complete on their own.
Our clients also may not have an understanding of services available in their area that they could be taking advantage of. Assisting Hands can help raise a client’s awareness and can also make arrangements for clients to get involved in community services near them.
We can help our clients and their loved ones find education and guidance on:
- Reverse mortgages
- Advanced directives
- Assigning power of attorney
- Planning the estate
- Medicaid waiver options and Medicare benefits
- Providing respite hours for family or caregivers
- Senior social events and activities
This makes our in home care a comprehensive and trusted service that allows our clients to have peace of mind, and to lead a comfortable life in Plain City, OH.
Elderly Companion Care in Plain City, OH
Loneliness is a genuine danger to the senior population. As we get older, we see more of our friends passing away. When friends lead busy lives, isolation becomes the norm for many people.
Companion care provides vital social interaction in and around the Plain City, OH area.
Each Plain City, OH elderly companion can provide conversation, company, and help participating in hobbies and recreational activities. Even something as simple as reading a newspaper or book to the client can be beneficial.
We also feel that building that bond of companionship is crucial, especially as our caregivers also provide personal care services. Washing a person, cleaning their teeth, or helping them use the bathroom are intimate activities, and can be distressing if the individual is unfamiliar with the caregiver.
Help with other activities such as keeping the client’s house in order, sorting mail, and carrying out basic maintenance, such as changing a light bulb, all help in maintaining a sense of order and calm in the home.
Eating nutritious food to maintain vitality is another important aspect of a person’s well-being. We offer assistance with meal planning and preparation, so the client will be receiving the nutrients and sustenance they need. In addition to that, our caregivers will be able to work around any dietary restrictions that might be in place, while still providing nutritious and well-balanced meals.
By establishing trust and being reliable, our caregivers make our clients feel at ease about having another person in their home.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia In Home Care Services
Dementia is the generic term used for those that suffer from the loss of cognitive ability or memory that impairs their ability to carry out everyday activities. While there are many different types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is the most common.
Assisting Hands’ dementia home care takes a different approach to caring for those with this disease in Plain City, OH. We understand that Alzheimer’s happens in stages, so a “one-size-fits-all” approach is not suitable. Therefore,our plan is customized to center around the individual, not the disease.
Our qualified caregivers have the knowledge and tools to understand who the client was before the disease took hold, and how it is presently affecting them. We then build activities and tasks into the plan that are designed to keep our client’s mind focused and sharp. In home care for Alzheimer’s can be a difficult and meticulous effort, our Plain City, OH caregivers are ready to take on the task.
Plain City, OH In Home Health Care
Assisting Hands provides care services in Plain City, OH as well as the wider Columbus, OH area.
If you are looking for a caregiver in your area, Assisting Hands can provide one for you. All you need to do is get in touch with our friendly team who can assist you further at (614) 481-4141.
No one should be left to suffer in isolation or unable to carry out ordinary everyday activities. Get the help you or your loved one needs by getting in touch with Assisting Hands.
Together, we can provide a quality of life that is dignified and fulfilling.