For Assisting Hands, elderly home care Cincinnati is our specialty. Our caregivers have two responsibilities: to take care of people, and to let those in our care continue to make their own choices. Keeping the two balanced is a challenge that is incredibly important to us.
Non-professional caregivers often have to make life-changing choices, like quitting a job or giving up an entire career. Some find that their loved one will not accept them as a caregiver, despite their sacrifice. Unfortunately, the best of intentions can be misinterpreted, and otherwise close relatives can become wary of those who attempt to help.
Our home care assistance plan in Sharonville offers the chance to reduce your stress by providing care for an elderly loved one. If needed, we can be there through the whole week, weekends, and holidays included. We will provide another set of shoulders to bear this burden.
At Assisting Hands, Sharonville, OH, in home care is what we do best. We will give the highest level of service to you and your family.
Sharonville In-Home Elderly Companion Care
If your elderly family member is living alone, and has been for a long time, we would like to offer you our help. Just about everyone needs to be around other people, for some level of companionship. It is one of the most fundamental human needs. It becomes even more important to give elderly companion care, something our staff in Sharonville know all too well.
Sharing can involve anything from day-to-day activities, personal memories, or common interests. Emotional connection makes for improved mood and emotional stability. Our caregivers are there for emotional support, and our in home care services places a priority on the emotional needs of your family members in Sharonville.
Our in-home caregivers are well trained and experienced at elderly care, emphasizing on companionship. That means observing boundaries between themselves, and those in their care.
Elderly In Home Care in Sharonville
Our caregivers are not licensed to practice medicine, but they can and will assist with your family member’s typical medical needs. Our people will make sure that prescriptions are refilled on schedule, that medicine gets taken when it should, and that doses are correct.
Assisting Hands caregivers have good judgment and will use it attempt to keep accidents from happening. Accidents commonly occur during meal preparation. If your elderly relative has compromised mobility or dexterity, we can help them by handling the oven, hot pots, or burners. Some elderly loved ones find that they cannot set temperatures correctly anymore. Our caregivers can avoid problems by making meals or encouraging the use of alternative cooking devices, such as microwaves.
Assisting Hands caregivers know to keep those in their care on special diets, like for people with diabetes, gluten allergies, or salt sensitivity for example. That includes purchasing the correct foods. If additions to a diet are needed like vitamins, amino acids, or enzymes, our staff will follow those requirements.
Our staff will be the family’s and the doctors’ eyes and ears in the home, monitoring the client’s overall health, and reporting on changes when necessary. Our caregivers do not diagnose, but they can record symptoms. They will note sudden and unusual changes in the client’s condition and can request medical care where necessary.
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 Sharonville, 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
As people live longer, diseases associated with old age become more prevalent. One such disease is dementia, which progressively lessens a person’s ability to reason and perform daily tasks. Those living with this disease, or the most prevalent version of it known as Alzheimer’s, may experience increasing difficulty living independently.
At Assisting Hands, we have staff in Sharonville, OH experienced with Alzheimer’s in home care. We will be sure to make a good match between their experience, and the needs of the person in our care. Thus, the care given will be at the appropriate level, and your family member’s needs will be met.
Sharonville In Home Caregivers
The staff we provide all know there is always more to learn by experience. Our training program provides a basis for caring for people, but our people continue to learn from experience. Doing this for years speaks of our caregivers’ devotion to their jobs.
Our directors have the same outlook and attitude as our caregivers. People at the top of the company ladder have had experience in businesses providing home health care. You can rest assured that those who run the company know how to balance business with personal care.
Because our directors know the senior care business, they know how to hire the most talented caregivers too. Our screening and vetting process is based on that experience. Only after satisfying our director’s rigorous requirements will we hire someone to be a caregiver.
Assisting Hands will do everything possible to keep your elderly relative safe, healthy, and in their own home. In home elderly care is a serious challenge, and we will meet these challenges and exceed your expectations. We will reduce the stress of worrying about your family member and provide excellent, reliable, personalized care. Contact us today and see what we can do for you and your family.