Are you able to devote the necessary time and care to an elderly relative’s life? Will you have the skills, and even the patience, to properly provide elderly home care in Mason, OH? Remember, your relative is at a special place in life; their last phase. They may be very different now than when you were a child, or a younger adult. Consider carefully whether you recognize those differences and whether you are able to deal with them.
Helping someone live through the last portion of their life is a unique and demanding experience. It will also make you think of what you might face in later life. Will you be able to provide care for your relative and handle the stress of these circumstances?
Assisting Hands offers home care Cincinnati assistance that is tailored toward relieving your worries about your elderly relative. We can help shoulder this burden, give a better quality of life to your relative, and reduce your stress. At Assisting Hands, Mason, OH, in home care is the key. We want to make it possible for your relative to stay in their home because of the care that we provide.
Companion Care Services for Those in Mason, OH
The elderly, like people of all ages, need companionship. Having someone share your home space and your personal life helps alleviate depression and loneliness. At Assisting Hands, we excel at this.
The need for companionship cannot be overstated, especially for those that are living alone and have difficulty moving around. We understand this need, and our caregivers will give your senior loved one the companionship they deserve. Whether it is a friendly card game, chatting about stories from the past, or even going out for a walk, the professionals at Assisting Hands will make sure your elderly loved one will not have to spend their days alone.
The team of life care professionals we employ are some of the most highly qualified and knowledgeable people in the industry. We offer peace of mind for those seeking to figure out a way to better care for their loved ones. So, the in-home care services we provide our Mason, OH clients offers an outlet for compassionate care.
Mason, OH In Home Health Care
One of the services we provide at Assisting Hands includes helping with clients’ medical needs. The caregivers perform valuable services, including things as routine as keeping clients on their medication.
Caregivers from Assisting Hands help prevent medical emergencies in many ways. Elderly people can misjudge cooking temperatures, leading to fires. Assisting with meal preparation prevents that. Impairments in the elderly, including poor vision and mobility, can cause burns in the kitchen. Having one of our caregivers cook, or at least supervise, alleviates the chance of injury.
Our caregivers will monitor clients’ diets, and make sure foods they are allergic to are kept away from them. Where necessary, our life care professionals will make sure liquid supplements are taken regularly to stay hydrated. Other requirements, like low-salt restrictions, will be observed. Understand, we are all about proper care, and that includes being careful.
Assisting Hands will observe your senior relative for unusual changes in their health. Besides making a record, a doctor might be asked to assist. While not trained to diagnose, our caregivers will note unusual changes in their client’s health, like obvious disease symptoms. Similarly, a long-term provider may notice the appearance of sores, rashes, hair loss, incontinence, or odor. Noting small problems sooner can prevent large problems later.
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 Mason OH, 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
One of the most destructive diseases of the elderly is Alzheimer’s. It is the most common form of dementia and steadily reduces that person’s ability to think. As time passes, someone afflicted is unable to accomplish even the minimum necessary to live independently. Dementia home care for elders in Mason, OH is a challenging enterprise.
The Mason, OH branch of Assisting Hands has staff experienced with Alzheimer’s in home care. Your family member will be cared for by someone who knows what is appropriate for that person’s well-being. The caregiver will work diligently to keep the family member occupied mentally, and in good health.
Mason, OH Senior Care Services
In-home care by Assisting Hands in Mason, OH specializes in services designed to keep older people living in their homes. We use a joint approach; doing some things for people, and some things with people.
If our client is still mobile enough, our caregivers will help, but not take away his or her freedom to act. We will help with, or take care of, even the smallest things, when that is needed. Tasks like getting dressed, doing laundry, and cooking (beyond microwaving) are all on the list.
How Our In Home Caregivers Can Help
Our caregivers specialize in care for the elderly, and we have dedicated our team to that enterprise. The caregiving team at Assisting Hands Mason, OH is very qualified for elderly care. That is true from the top down. Our entire staff is experienced in both home health care and assisted living. That includes nursing, care coordinating, and managing assisted living communities. Thus, caregivers are properly interviewed and screened before hiring.
We will always do our best to help your relative keep a healthy home life. By extension, keeping your relative happy and at home will help relieve the stress of worry for you. Let Assisting Hands help you with the special challenges of an elderly relative.