Are you concerned about your elderly parents living alone? Does someone else you know and care about need some support? Do you need help recovering from an operation or accident? Let Assisting Hands help you and those you love. We have caregivers in the Florence KY area who are well qualified to assist with senior care and elderly in home care services, for those who are elderly or recovering from injury, but who want to stay home.
Our Florida KY in-home caregivers help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, and provide or arrange transportation, as well as serve as companions for our clients.
Our In Home Care Services
Our caregivers provide a large range of services customized to your particular situation and the requirements of everyone involved.
Florence KY Elderly Home Care Services Include:
- Respite/Relief for Families
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
- Personal Care and Grooming
- Post-Surgical, Non-Medical Care
- Light Housekeeping
- Grocery Shopping and Errands
- Meal Preparation
- Personal Emergency Response System
Our services are customized to the needs of our clients, and we understand those needs change over time and with every situation. With that in mind, the first thing that we do when you contact us for help is provide an assessment of the situation. If you have someone suffering from Alzheimer’s for example, we can develop a care plan that matches the requirements of your Alzheimer’s in-home care situation.
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 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.
Caregiver Qualification and Categories of Caregiver
Assisting Hands caregivers are trained specifically to provide in home care. They have passed extensive background checks, are trained in CPR and First Aid, and are insured and bonded. We can help you select the best match for you from our group of available team members. Generally, we can place someone in your home within 48 hours if that is necessary.
Typically, our caregiver services fit into one of three categories.
Live-In Caregiver– Usually one person is assigned as primary caregiver in a live-in situation. This primary person is relieved on an agreed upon basis by a secondary caregiver.
Shared Responsibility Caregiver– Sometimes our caregivers share responsibilities of care for an elderly family member who is ill or recovering from illness. This allows the family time off from the often difficult, stressful situation of caring for elderly loved ones.
Live-Out Caregiver– This situation ranges from weekly, to daily visits, and help with agreed upon tasks required to allow an elderly person, or couple to continue living on their own. Left to their own devices, seniors will almost always prefer aging in their home when possible.
Whatever your needs for yourself or an elderly loved one, even if you need in home care for Alzheimer’s, we will work with you to develop a care plan tailored to those needs.
Avoid Hospital Readmission Penalties
If you live in or around Florence KY and have an elderly loved one who has recently been hospitalized and is in need of transitional care, contact us at Assisting Hands. It is important for a recently discharged patient to follow the plan laid out by the hospital financially, emotionally, and physically.
Financially, because if your loved one needs to be readmitted and cannot prove that they followed the discharge plan, there will generally be readmission penalties. If your loved one needs help to follow their plan, we can assist with that until they are back on their feet. A Florence KY elderly companion care specialist will make sure that your senior takes their medicine according to the plan laid out by their doctor, as well as provide transportation to and from follow up appointments with their regular physician.
The healing process is greatly helped by companionship, which our elderly companion care professionals provide. They also can perform a variety of other services such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, walking with your recovering loved one, and anything else necessary to aid in their recovery.
Our Florence senior care services include being committed to ensuring that the healing process goes as smoothly as possible. They understand that transitioning back to the privacy of your home after being in a hospital or rehabilitation facility is the best way to recuperate in a timely manner. This goes for people of any age. Recovering from a stroke, heart attack, surgical procedure, or accident requires good post-surgical care.
At Assisting Hands, our Florence KY in home health care professionals aid people of all ages in the total recovery process, or simply a subset of it. Whatever non-medical need is required, we are here to work with you or your loved one until all is well.
Why Work with Assisting Hands?
Working with an agency like Assisting Hands protects you from a number of issues. First of all, our caregivers are well-trained, bonded, insured, and covered by workman’s compensation. If you hire a caregiver directly, you are their employer, and therefore responsible for workman’s compensation and ensuring that they are carrying current insurance. As their employer, you are also responsible for training, disciplinary action, and terminating their employment should that become necessary.
In addition, by law, if you hire a person directly then you are responsible for filing payroll taxes, along with filing tax forms and verification that your employee is legally working in the United States.
When you work with us, a qualified Florence KY home care agency, you know you a getting a well-trained caregiver to assist your loved ones. You are will be provided a replacement if, for some reason, your regular caregiver cannot be there or is sick. It is our responsibility to provide caregivers that meet your needs. If a client requires hands-on personal care, help with limited mobility or is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can provide a dementia home care professional that has been trained and tested for the skill levels required for your situation.
Our team understands that these are tight times economically and that saving money and using resources wisely is of the utmost importance to families and their aging or sick loved ones. However, consider the risks of hiring uninsured people to work for you. The costs of an accident could far exceed anything charged by an agency.
If you are living in and around Florence KY, and are searching for an elderly in-home care agency for yourself or someone you love, contact Assisting Hands.