It can be daunting for the principal caregivers involved, especially if their charges happen to suffer from a debilitating health issue, such as many forms of dementia, physical impairments, and mobility issues.
Principal caregivers are often forced to take care of loved ones whose particular health situation necessitates specialized care that they are ill-equipped to provide. It leads to burnout, as they try to keep pace with a disease that they do not fully understand. You can add to that the stress of caregiving becoming a full-time job and having to witness the gradual loss of autonomy. Assisting Hands in Oakley, Ohio knows that elderly home care can be a heavy and often thankless task.
Treating Each Client as an Individual, Not a Statistic
What Assisting Hands offers to the residents of Oakley, Ohio is a comprehensive and individually tailored home care Cincinnati services plan for their elderly or handicapped loved ones. We analyze, plan, and provide care for your loved one, from simple housekeeping to the complex such as Alzheimer’s and dementia home care.
Our team of professionals analyze your loved one’s needs, and we discuss what they are looking for, to improve their lives. Then, we give our frank assessment of their current requirements, as well as projected future needs.
Once a care plan has been formulated, we start to intervene. This can begin with something as mundane as rearranging the living space to avoid fall hazards. It might be as simple an activity as housekeeping. It could also come in the form of something as complex as providing full in house care for handicapped clients.
Home is Where the Heart is
At Assisting Hands, we believe that keeping people in their homes for as long as possible is the best guarantee for a happier life experience. People tend to feel safer in their homes. Though moving to a nursing home may become a necessity, we recognize that this can be traumatic. It entails forcing someone to leave their familiar home with all the memories, sense of safety, and security that the word “home” brings with it.
This is why we specialize in home care assistance for our Oakley clients. We bring the security and professionalism that your loved one would find in a nursing home, within the comfort of their own family home.
The type of care provided depends on the particular individual needs of your loved one. If we are working with someone suffering from a walking impairment for example, we might begin by trying to compensate for the problem with walking aids, adapted exercises, and physical therapy. Our home care professionals can also provide outings for shopping or entertainment, as well as an effort to maintain that ever important social circle.
Making Healthcare a Top Priority
When dealing with people suffering from grave health issues, our caregivers not only provide assistance and care at all levels, but they are also trained to ascertain precursors to a deterioration in their health situation. Our professional caregivers also communicate with relevant healthcare providers with the aim of keeping and maintaining your loved one’s healthcare situation.
We may not tend to associate depression with the elderly, but it is actually very common. One of the reasons for this is that as the elderly watch their social circle diminish, they also find themselves increasingly restricted due to physical decline. This is often the starting point of a depression that tends to lead to deteriorating health. Maintaining a robust and varied social circle is essential for a better quality of life as well as better health.
For those Oakley elderly suffering from depression and/or social isolation, we provide elderly companion care. Our trained caregivers not only look after their health, but also take care of your loved one’s recreational needs. They help maintain and enlarge your loved one’s social circle, by organizing outings and activities with other people their age and with similar backgrounds. They also work to stimulate their cognitive abilities to help maintain their psychological and mental well-being.
Our professionals understand that the best way to keep your loved one healthy is to maintain as much autonomy as possible. We are experts at coaxing our clients to be independent and we know when and how to intervene when necessary. Our Oakley in-home caregivers have an understanding of physical and psychological challenges that helps anticipate where a helping hand is needed. We will encourage your aging loved one to not only maintain their current level of autonomy but to expand it, with the goal of improving their life experience and health.
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 Oakley 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.
Alzheimer’s In-Home Care for Oakley, OH
When dealing with serious health concerns, we provide in-home care for Alzheimer’s that is tailored to these complex and special needs. Our Oakley professional caregivers know the newest techniques for working with such patients, and we can provide you with an in-home health care plan, if needed, to help train and optimize the principal caregiver’s techniques and skills. This allows him or her to become more efficient and more effective.
When it comes to taking care of your loved one’s health needs, our professional health providers are always coordinating with caregivers and keeping watch over your elderly loved one. They are on hand to make sure that their medication is current, and they stay alert to any changes or issues that may arise.
We work hard so that your loved one gets the quality of life they deserve, in the comfort and safety of their own home. Our comprehensive senior care services can mean a better and longer life your loved one in Oakley, OH. Contact Assisting Hands and let us show you how we can help your family live the life that you want to live.