Most senior adults prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. In fact, one-third of American households are home to one or more people 60 years of age or older. The Montgomery Assisting Hands branch provides senior care services including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, senior in-home care, personal care and companion services, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and running errands, meal preparation, and fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Through Home Modification
At Assisting Hands, our home care Cincinnati professionals know that the risk of falling is the greatest threat to continuing to live in one’s own home while aging. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), fall prevention is crucial to one’s ability to age in place. Our caregivers make recommendations about any simple, low-cost modifications to an elderly person’s home that can greatly decrease the risk of falling, as well as other types of injury.
Examples of simple modifications that make a big difference are increased lighting, accessible switches at both ends of the stairs, additional railings, grab bars, nonskid flooring, a hand-held flexible shower head, walk-in bathtubs, and the removal of throw rugs and clutter.
Meeting Home Health & Safety Needs With Elderly Home Care
If you live in the Montgomery area, we have in home health caregivers able to assist you or a loved one to stay in their home comfortably and safely. In fact, we tailor our services to meet specific individual needs like 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 anything else that may be needed, like meal preparation.
Whatever your needs, Assisting Hands is a home health agency near Montgomery, OH that can address your home care assistance needs for yourself or a loved one. You or your loved one determine the schedule that works best for the situation. Your schedule can range from a weekly visit, to round the clock care. All in-home care services for our Montgomery clients are tailored to individual situations, and last as long as you need them to.
Elderly Companion Care Services in the Montgomery Ohio Area
Home companion care is based on the needs of the senior receiving the care. In general, our elderly companion care addresses both the social and physical care of a senior or a couple. Our
home companion caregivers provide emotional support and companionship, while continually seeking to improve the quality of life of the seniors that they assist.
Companion care often includes grocery shopping, house cleaning, meal preparation, running errands, and other things that allow seniors living at home to enjoy their lives. Our elderly care companions in Montgomery provide a consistent presence that fosters a link between the person they are caring for, and the rest of society. Providing emotional companionship, and physical care when needed, helps the aging person handle aging issues like reduced mobility, sadness, and feelings of isolation.
Sometimes all that is needed is someone to chat with on a regular basis. Other times, assistance with recreational activities or hobbies, a game of cards, or a walk through the neighborhood might be better. As with all our services, companion services are tailored to meet a person’s individual needs and desires.
Breakdown of 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 in Montgomery 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.
Benefits of Companionship
As we age, we tend to become more isolated, and it is important to have companionship that goes beyond just caregiving. Companionship fosters the ability to thrive, not just survive. Seeing friends and family is important. So is having someone to talk with about challenges and ways to solve problems, as well as being able to express grief at the loss of friends. It provides seniors with a sense of well-being.
Assisting Hands caregivers and companions help remove the worry and burden many seniors experience as they progress into old age. Our companions help people live at home as they age to avoid the depression that often accompanies isolation. With companionship comes a renewed interest in life. A sense of well-being that comes with being interested in something, and having people interested in you. Companionship for the elderly is the fuel that drives a continued interest in life.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia In Home Care in the Montgomery Ohio Area
If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, or some other type of dementia, Assisting Hands Home Care can help. Our person-centered approach allows us to understand that there are different stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We develop a care plan around each individual person, not the disease. Our caregivers have both the knowledge and the tools to understand who their client was, as well as who their client is now. They also know how to identify the progression of the disease and to adjust a care plan as needed.
We provide our clients in Montgomery, Ohio in home caregivers that keep your loved one secure, in addition to providing daily assistance, socialization, and stimulation. Trained to keep the mind of a person suffering from progressive deterioration as sharp as possible for as long as possible, our home care professionals offer memory stimulating exercises like puzzles and nature walks, while continually interacting with their clients.
Our caregivers’ focus is on keeping your loved one engaged and safe in their own home for as long as possible. It can also be done in your home if that is more appropriate and in-line with your wishes. Assisting Hands in-home care for Alzheimer’s offers peace of mind for Montgomery people and families dealing with this most difficult disease.
If you are looking for help with care for yourself or a loved one, look no further. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you. Living in the Montgomery, Ohio area you have a lot of options, we would love to be the ones to help you solve some of them.