Transitioning Home from Hospital and/or Rehabilitation Facility
A leading factor in slow post-hospitalization recovery and hospital readmission is lack of proper care when a senior or elderly person is transitioning home, either directly from the hospital, or after being in rehabilitation. In home care Cincinnati senior care services are key to a safe and successful recovery process.
Depending on the situation, and whether or not there is family close to Blue Ash, elderly home care can start with transportation home from the facility, and continue with a caregiver providing essential support during this stressful time.
In the first 72 hours following a procedure or hospital stay, a patient is very vulnerable. Home care during this period provides support, and someone to monitor their health, remind them of their medication schedule, and emotionally and physically support a person transitioning home. Often the return may involve a new diagnosis that triggers changes in the person’s daily habits, required medications, meal regimens, rehab exercises, and possibly more. Having the right in home health care available helps an individual recover successfully at their Blue Ash home.
A basic transition home with the help of one of our trained, compassionate caregivers relieves the family of the extra stress caused by the added responsibility associated with extensive caregiving. Working with one of our in-home caregivers allows family members to be present whenever they can, without being worried about their loved one when they cannot be present.
At Assisting Hands, our home care professionals sit down with everyone involved and evaluate and tailor our support to the unique needs of people transitioning back home.
Home Care for the Elderly
Senior care at home also provides preventive support that helps avert a crisis situation such as a fall, or wandering out of the house. If a fall has happened, the right care helps the senior who has fallen to regain confidence and feel safe while they recover.
Benefits of In-Home Care – Companionship and Socialization
Our Blue Ash caregivers, who possess or are certified as a State Tested Nursing Aide (STNA), Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Home Health Aide (HHA), or a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), provide companionship, conversation, and socialization because they understand how difficult aging can be. The feelings of isolation, loss, and loneliness can be overwhelming in elderly people living on their own. Home caregivers provide a vital lifeline for helping aging seniors to stay connected with the outside world. As for a family caregiver, Assisting Hands can relieve the family who cannot possibly be round-the-clock companions.
Nutrition and Hydration
Our elderly companion care in the Blue Ash, Ohio area will formulate a dietary regimen for your elderly loved one, so they are eating well and drinking enough water. Dehydration is a serious problem for the elderly that often results in hospitalization. Poor nutrition is easier to overcome if someone is helping with the shopping, preparing one or two meals, and eating with the elderly person for whom they are caring.
Companions to the elderly often reinforce and track special dietary restrictions while providing feedback to concerned family members about progress and regression.
Transportation Assistance for Seniors
Light housekeeping, conversation, meal preparation, and medication reminders can all be part of the senior home care we provide from our Blue Ash customers. Transportation can also be a significant challenge for many seniors wanting to live on their own. It is hard to give up driving because it feels like another loss, which it is, but our home caregivers provide an alternative to an elderly person continuing to drive when it is probably time for them to stop. Having someone else drive your loved one to the pharmacy, doctor’s appointment, or grocery store relieves everyone’s anxiety. They can also drive to social events, like a play or an outing, providing another way to keep elderly folks living on their own, engaged with the world.
Companion Care with Dressing, Bathing, and Transferring
Sometimes, due to an accident or injury, a person might be unable to care for themselves for a period of time. It is challenging to bathe, to get dressed, to cook, or even clean. This is what the aging process looks like. In home care services for older adults often means having a caregiver assist a person with getting out of bed or a chair, with taking a shower and going to the bathroom, and with getting dressed, preparing a meal, or taking a walk around the lovely Blue Ash, OH community. Whatever the task, our in-home caregivers in Blue Ash bridge the gap for people as they age, consistently offering a safe, supportive environment.
Specialty In Home Care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Alzheimer’s and the various forms of dementia can devastate a family from different standpoints. Watching someone you love slowly needing more Alzheimer’s in home care is incredibly difficult. Futhermore, family caregivers find that these situations are particularly challenging, physically and emotionally, because they require constant vigilance and reminders that a person they love is disappearing before their eyes.
At Assisting Hands in Blue Ash, we work with family caregivers to set up dementia home care that will provide their loved one with mental and physical stimulation in the form of puzzles, nature walks, and other stimuli appropriate to the person’s stage. Further help is available with bathing, eating, and activities designed to challenge and engage a parent, spouse, or other loved one who has a cognitive impairment or progressive disease.
If you live in the Blue Ash, Ohio area and need help, contact us today at Assisting Hands Home Care. Our home care professionals will work with you to figure out how we can best be of service. Figuring the amount of time per day or week that you want senior care services and what type of services you require is the first step. Whatever you arrange with us is flexible and subject to change as family needs and individual needs change.
Our staff members can come to someone’s home, assisted living, memory care, or make nursing home visits. Our services are flexible, supportive and tailored to meet your family’s needs and those of your loved one who needs care.