At Assisting Hands, we provide in home care services that allow people to age in place in their home and in the community they know, Sunbury, OH. Whether you or someone you love needs minor assistance with daily activities, or around the clock care, we can assist you. If you want to stay where you are, but have decided you need some help, explore the range of services available through Assisting Hands. If maintaining your independence as you age is important to you, you should know that this is important to us too.
Elderly Home Care Services In & Around Sunbury, OH
At Assisting Hands, our Sunbury, OH in-home caregivers serve our elderly clients with a high level of understanding and compassion for what they are facing. We know that it is normal to feel confused, vulnerable, and even angry as a person faces the reality that they cannot do all the things that they once could. Having to rely on strangers can be extremely difficult. Keeping your mind open to ways to make an elderly person’s life easier is important, both for the person and their family. Helping people to stay in their own home and communities as they age allows them to prolong their independence.
In addition to caregiving services, we can also coordinate the full spectrum of elder care services available within the community. We want the best possible outcome for your loved one’s health and well-being.
To that end, we do a full assessment of needs, and develop a care plan based on that non-medical assessment. As part of this process, we help the elderly client and their family identify any and all additional services available in the Sunbury, OH area through the Area Agency on Aging, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Veteran’s Administration, and local senior centers. We also help our clients and their families by guiding them to find education and support on a number of areas including:
- Respite hours for family caregivers
- Reverse mortgages
- Advanced directives
- Power of attorney designations
- Estate planning
It can be time-consuming, confusing, and challenging for family members to navigate through the care services available in their community. Assisting Hands is happy to help families identify not only service options but payment options as well. Easing a family’s burden is part of our job.
In Home Health Care Services
Senior care services are available through Assisting Hands in Sunbury, OH. Our services include preparing meals, getting a client to a doctor appointment, assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs), and being present round the clock.
As part of a client assessment, we make evaluations and recommendations. Then, we work with the client and their family to put together a tailored plan that fits the individual needs of the client and their family.
Perhaps your family needs something as simple as coverage for a loved one while you take a vacation. You might also be looking for elderly companion care to keep your senior loved one company in their Sunbury, OH home. It is a good idea to talk with us about your situation so we figure out together the various options that will meet your needs.
Services We Offer
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.
In Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Sunbury, OH
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease creates tremendous stress on families and the person receiving the diagnosis. This diagnosis requires difficult decisions about how best to proceed. Assisting Hands in Sunbury, OH helps to relieve those stresses by working with families to identify the best possible dementia home care solutions for their situation.
If appropriate, we provide caregivers who come to your loved one’s home to offer daily assistance, socialization, and stimulation, to keep your loved one’s mind as sharp as possible for as long as possible. Our caregivers are trained in the use of memory stimulating exercises, like working with puzzles, taking nature walks, and other daily interactions that help your loved one, while giving you and your family peace of mind. Alzheimer’s in home care is a specialty of ours, and we love being able to provide this service to anyone in Sunbury, OH who needs it.
Making Changes in the Home to Support Fall Prevention
As people age, factors like medications, illnesses, and environmental stresses can affect a person’s strength and balance. According to the Center on Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among individuals over 65 years old. The fact is, falls are not inherently part of the aging process, and are preventable.
At Assisting Hands, we have learned the best way to prevent in-home falls. The first thing we encourage our clients to do is to talk with their doctor to review the types and amounts of medication being taken, and to discuss any side effects being experienced.
Next, we encourage our clients to take practical steps to keep their home environment as safe as possible. Steps to take include:
- Wearing shoes with non-skid soles.
- Removing throw rugs and tacking down loose carpet edges.
- Keeping your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and any stairways well lit.
- Using night lights in the hallway, bedroom, bathroom, and stairways.
- If you have stairways, have light switches at the top and bottom of them.
- Keeping your floor clear and removing electrical cords across pathways.
- Installing grab bars in the bathtub, shower, and toilet areas.
- Installing handrails on both sides of stairways.
- Not climbing on stools or stepladders without help.
- Not waxing your floors and keeping them clear of liquids.
Think about talking with us about home care assistance you need in Sunbury, OH to improve quality of life and overall safety.
If we have not talked about your exact situation here, let Assisting Hands know what you need. Our experienced staff is here to help you or your loved ones by providing customized in home care in Sunbury, OH.