Putting the psychological dimension aside, the home care Cincinnati services that the elderly and people with handicaps need can be hard to provide. Our Madeira family and friends might be unaware of age-related diseases and healthcare issues, including Alzheimer’s and dementia home care, as well as impaired functions, such as the loss of mobility.
Assisting Hands provides a comprehensive care package tailored to the individual needs of your elderly loved one by grouping a professional team of caregivers and healthcare professionals whose mission is to give your elderly loved one the best care they can and improve length and quality of their life.
Dynamic Senior Care Services
What our home care professionals can offer for our Madeira, Ohio elderly, and people with disabilities, is an array of dynamic care plans that deal with any eventuality. We can provide full care, or just assisted care, depending on your loved one. Our professionals start by analyzing the care needs of your loved one. We study the living conditions, healthcare needs, and each client’s demands.
Once the analysis is done, we have a clear picture of your loved one’s current care requirements and can project future needs into our care plan.
The next phase, of course, is implementation. Our professionals approach each case individually. Some clients may only need some basic chores taken care of, such as housekeeping, cooking, and shopping. In a case like this, we provide basic home care assistance for our Madeira, OH clients. Our professional in-home caregivers will not only fulfill the chores demanded of them, but will also monitor your loved one’s condition at all times. We will coordinate with healthcare professionals so that your loved one stays as healthy as possible and any healthcare issues that may develop gradually can be spotted.
Companionship and Social Interaction
If companionship is an issue, perhaps due to a diminishing social circle or mobility impairment, our elderly companion care services in Madeira, Ohio can be there for you.
Maintaining a robust and healthy social circle is imperative, not only to improve quality of life amongst the elderly, but also with life expectancy. Social isolation is a grave health issue and needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. Our home care professionals act according to the assessed problems. If mobility is an issue, they provide in house companionship, and can take your loved one on outings that will not only help provide much needed R&R and exercise but will also have the added benefit of helping to enlarge their social circle.
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 Maderia, 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.
In Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Madeira
For people suffering from neurological diseases and other cognitive issues, our professional caregivers provide memory exercises and other activities. These are usually in the form of a game that will not only entertain your loved one, but will help maintain, and maybe even improve, cognitive function. A little known fact is that though many neurological diseases cannot be healed, their progression can be slowed down if the mind is kept occupied. The Alzheimer’s in-home care services plan at our Madeira, Ohio office can help.
Though a nursing home is always an option for those elderly suffering from debilitating conditions or severe health issues, keeping your loved one at home is often the preferred option. It maintains familiar surroundings and a familiar social circle of friends and neighbors.
Our professionals stay with your loved ones and do what they can to take care of their essential needs. Rather than attempting to do everything for your loved one, our caregivers concentrate on keeping them as autonomous as possible. This can be done by encouraging them to reserve part of the day for physical exercises to maintain mobility, and to participate in daily chores, such as cooking and shopping.
Keeping Track of Healthcare
Healthcare is another important aspect to address when working with the elderly. Regular healthcare checkups and interventions are imperative if we wish to avoid problems achieving the tasks of a daily routine. This is why our healthcare professionals keep track of all our charges, and respond promptly when necessary, to avoid healthcare issues snowballing into major concerns. Our caregivers are trained to spot signs of health issues. They coordinate with the appropriate healthcare provider so that your loved one’s health situation remains stable at all times.
Assisting Existing Caregivers
These are some of the many advantages that working with Assisting Hands can bring, but there’s another very important issue that needs to be discussed, and that is the principal caregiver.
Most Americans today are being looked after by a principal caregiver, or several at times. These tend to be family, friends, and neighbors. Their valiant effort is one of the reasons that many of our elderly, especially those suffering health issues, are enjoying their quality of life. This, of course, can come at an enormous cost to the personal lives of these principal caregivers as they might find themselves swamped with responsibilities. Many sacrifice their personal life in the quest to improve the life of their loved ones.
Assisting Hands brings relief to these caregivers. This is achieved partly by giving them much-needed respite, and some time for themselves, allowing them to recuperate and reinvest in their personal life. Assisting Hands will also help inform and train family, friends, and neighbors to make them more effective caregivers. We can instill in them a new discipline and a better way of accomplishing their daily chores. We can also help educate them in the particular healthcare needs of their charges.
This multi-layered and dynamic approach to elder care is what makes Assisting Hands among the top providers of in home health care in Madeira and the surrounding area. Give us a call and let us show you how best to make your loved one’s retirement as restful as possible.