Our Services We begin by reviewing your needs through discussions with involved family members; when necessary we consult with the physician(s) of the care recipient, social workers, hospitals, or nursing home staff.
Matching Caregivers To Clients Next, working in conjunction with the family, we develop an individualized program to manage your daily needs. We match your needs to the best possible caregiver, bring the caregiver to your home and ask you to participate in the selection process.
Ongoing Assistance After the caregiver has been placed in your home, we continue our unique system of continued personalized contacts through telephone check-in and home visits.
Services Provided We offer two levels of services Home Health Care Services and Companion/Homemaker Services
Home Health Care Services
This is the most comprehensive, essential and private of care centered on the personal and necessary human needs of the activities of daily life. Home Health Care is extended care for people with a chronic or acute health condition, such as heart problems, frailty, sever arthritis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, post surgery recovery, or other circumstances that confines the recipient’s ability to care for them self. Home Health Care is meant to:
Improve comfort and well being
Increase self-esteem and dignity through personalized care
Maintain personal hygiene and appearance
Reduce anxiety about an uncertain future or need for care
Increase satisfaction with quality of life
Home Health Care is an all-inclusive service that provides a variety of care tasks that go beyond the basics to make sure that the recipient can stay at home, even if they live alone. A professionally supervised, Board of Nursing, Certified Home Health Aide provides this care under a written Plan of Care, which includes:
Bathing (bed bath, shower or assist with a tub bath when safe)
Personal grooming (shaving, washing hair, combing hair, and mouth, skin and nail care)
Ambulation (assist with transfers and walking)
Laundry and Change bed linen
Activities of Daily Living (exercise, feeding, toileting, dressing, shopping, errands, etc.)
Meal Preparation (including special or restricted diets)
Light Housekeeping (tidy-up and clean the recipients room, bathroom and kitchen)
Home Health Care is personal care tailored to the individual needs of the recipient and their family. A Registered Nurse visits the residence to assess the needs in the home and develop the Plan of Care. The Nurse continues to monitor the progress of the care and supervise the Certified Home Health Aide. This is to ensure that care remains appropriate to the needs as changes occur and to help solve any problems that may arise.
Why is a Certified Home Health Aide important?
The likelihood of people age 85 and older using home care increased and may be a result of the fact that 45% of this age group has chronic conditions combined with disabilities and functional limitations. It is well documented that the likelihood for using home care services increases with age and functional disability.
The new elderly are facing problems of obesity, which has doubled over the past fifteen years and is a major risk factor for several chronic conditions.
Approximately 80% of those 65 years old and older have one or more chronic illnesses.
More than 65% of Americans age 65 years or older have some form of cardiovascular disease, and half of all men and two-thirds of women older than age 70 have arthritis. These conditions, as well as living status, result in people becoming dependent on others for help in performing the activities of daily life.
Between both sexes, the likelihood of living alone increased with age. For women, it rose from 32% for 65 to 74 year olds to 57% for those age 85 years or more; for men, the corresponding proportions were 13% and 29%.
When is Home Health Care needed?
When activities of daily life are difficult to perform.
When a frail elderly person finds it difficult, if not impossible, to stay at home.
When someone has fallen or having difficulty getting around.
When an elderly person with an active lifestyle becomes inactive.
When someone is returning home from the hospital or nursing home.
When chronic illness than entails understanding and carrying out therapeutic regimes and activities of daily living.
When an Alzheimer patient and their family need assistance to cope with the overwhelming demands of the disease.
Companion and Homemaker Services
Often times just a little help at home is all that is needed. It could be someone else in the home for safety or to help with the tasks of everyday living. Companion and Homemaker Services provide the essential support necessary to help individuals remain at home without the worry of having to leave or of being alone. It gives the family peace of mind knowing that someone else is nearby. Companion and Homemaker services are meant to:
Reduce the feeling of loneliness and increase confidence
Improve the sense of belonging
Increase personal comfort
Increase satisfaction with quality of life
Homemakers/Companions assist with the fundamental daily living tasks, other than personal care, such as:
Light housekeeping including laundry and linen change
Shopping and errands (grocery store, prescriptions, post office, etc.)
Meal preparation including restricted and culturally sensitive diets
Dressing and getting ready for the day (no personal care)
Accompanying to appointments (doctors appointments, beauty salon, medical testing, etc.)
Socialization and companionship
Companion and Homemaker services are for people who can attend to their personal care needs, but find comfort in having someone around or doing household chores that are difficult to maintain.
Why are Companions and Homemakers important?
The National Long-Term Survey by the Brookings Institute found that 58% of the people 85 years old and older were considered disabled.
The National Institute of Health reports that 60% of fatal falls of people age 65 and older happen at home.
Half of all older adults hospitalized for hip fractures cannot return home or live independently after the injury and 20% will not survive more than a year.
A Report of the U.S. Senate stated, “85% of the older population has one or more chronic conditions that have been documented to benefit from nutrition interventions.”
A 1993 national survey by the Nutrition Screening Initiative (750 doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and home care agencies) reported that one in four of their elderly patients suffer from malnutrition.
Malnourished older Americans get more infections and diseases; injuries take longer to heal; surgery is riskier; and hospital stays are longer.
When is Companion/ Homemaker Services needed?
When just a little help around the home would improve the quality of life for someone.
When just a little help around the home will make it possible for the person to remain living independently.
When you would feel better if someone were regularly checking on a loved one.
When you feel the need for relief of the constant demands of care giving.
When you know an elderly person who is forgetful or has no help at home.