Caregivers for the elderly are part of a select group. While not everyone can fulfill the requirements for being a home care Cincinnati caregiver, those at Assisting Hands do. Based in Ohio and Northern Kentucky, elderly home care is what we are best at. Twin responsibilities define our staff; to give the best possible care to people, and to help those we care for make independent choices.
Have you ever asked yourself, could you be a caregiver for an elderly family member? It might be hard to see yourself that way. There is more to it than just working out how you could take care of someone. You also need to continue to take care of yourself. Providing care for a loved one or family member could mean that you have to give up your means of making a living, for example. Also, what happens if that person decides not to let you be their caregiver? Elderly parents, or grandparents, may not accept a much younger person making some decisions for them about their lives.
Assisting Hands in-home care assistance in Loveland would be happy to help with the potential stress of caring for an elderly family member. We can be there for you as often as you need us, up to seven days a week, days and evenings, holidays too. If you could use a pair of strong shoulders to help bear the burden of care, we can help. We know what to do, and how to do it, to improve the life of your family member. At Assisting Hands, in home care is our strength.
Loveland, OH Companion Care
Do you have an elderly family member resigned to living alone? Assisting Hands can help change this. Most people benefit from being around others, and the need for company tends to increase as one gets older. That is especially true for someone not used to living alone. In such circumstances, we can provide in home elderly companion care for our Loveland clients. That kind of closeness is a basic human need.
Our caregivers will maintain a suitable relationship with your family member. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to be good companions. Our in home care services will make it a priority to maintain a client’s emotional health.
In Home Health Care
Assisting Hands does not supply caregivers who can legally practice medicine, and they will not try to. However, our caregivers can help by making sure doctors’ and nurses’ decisions are carried out properly. Where typical in-home non-medical care is needed, we can help with that. We help clients get their prescriptions filled, take their medicine when they should, and get to doctors’ appointments.
Our caregivers can also help with additional needs, like monitoring a family member’s exercise or rehabilitation program. We will do our best to keep our clients’ medical problems from worsening. We will also help to keep your family member from making unnecessary hospital visits.
Assisting Hands caregivers use their best judgment to keep accidents from happening by exercising preventive care. Even something as simple as meal preparation requires forethought. Anyone with reduced mobility should be discouraged from using hot plates, burners, or a stove, as burns are a serious issue with the elderly. Our caregivers will be there to prepare meals for their clients or assist with the task.
Our staff will be your in home eyes and ears, monitoring the client’s state of health, and keeping careful records. While our staff will not diagnose, but their records can be useful to doctors and nurses caring for our client.
Senior Care Services in Loveland, OH
Our in-home care by our staff is designed to help the elderly stay at home. Do not worry that our staff will push to have your loved one moved unnecessarily. We will make sure to help do whatever routine chores they like to do. We also will not over assist or get in the way. Our staff allows seniors to make their own choices, while offering help with their routine.
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 in Loveland, 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.
Loveland, OH In Home Care for Alzheimer’s
Longer lives mean diseases that afflict older people become more common. Dementia is one of the diseases associated with old age, especially Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, as this incurable disease progresses, the person is less able to care for themselves, making dementia in home care a necessity for those in Loveland.
At Assisting Hands, our caregivers have experience with Alzheimer’s in home care. We make sure that caregivers will be a good match to the client’s condition. The care given will be appropriate, and we will match the experience of our caregiver to the client. Ultimately, we will work to keep your family member at home.
In Home Caregivers in Loveland
Our staff at Assisting Hands knows the value of constant learning. While we train our caregivers the best we can, part of that training is to teach them to learn on their own. This is critical for caring for people in the best way possible. Our caregivers will learn from those they take care of. That is a measure of the devotion of our staff.
From top to bottom, we are a unique company, but we all share the same vision, from directors to caregivers. Our directors have experience with the elderly care industry and know how to operate a business while providing dedicated care.
We have extensive experience in hiring the best people for caregiving. We know how to select good matches for our values, and our clients. Our screening is based on choosing people with empathy and compassion, and we vet appropriately. If an applicant can pass our requirements, we hire them.
Assisting Hands’ Commitment
Our commitment is to keep your family member at home, living as independently as possible. We will do the best we can to make their lives meaningful and fulfilling. At Assisting Hands, we are very serious about elderly care, and we aim to exceed your every expectation for it. Contact us today to learn more.