Home Care allows older adults to remain in the comfort of their own homes — wherever that home may be — regardless of physical or cognitive limitations. When older adults engage a home care provider, they are able to maintain their independence, improve their safety, protect their dignity and benefit from social connection.
Through an in-home assessment, our staff will work with you and your family to develop a personalized plan of care. All our caregivers are screened, trained and matched to your needs and preferences in that plan.
We know there are times when you can use an extra hand with daily hygiene and other personal care. Personal caregivers (CNAs) assist older adults with critical functioning and make healthful living easier in day-to-day tasks.
Personal care services can include:
- Skin Care
- Dental Care
- Stretching and other motion activities
A Helping Hand companion can provide emotional support and friendship – and reduce the risks of social isolation. Companion visits can be home visits filled with friendly conversation or taking a walk around the neighborhood, and companion visits can also include outings like trips to the grocery store or going out for a meal.
Companion Care services can include:
- Conversation and reading
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Errands and shopping
- Dining out and special trips
- Basic computer and new skills instruction
Whether you need one-time transportation or you have a long-term need, let us drive you to your appointments. Our companions will pick you up at your home, stay with you at the facility and take notes, then bring you home and get you settled.
Escorted Medical Transportation services can include:
- Outpatient surgery
- Dental appointments
- Physical therapy appointments
- Pharmacy trips and prescription pickup
Grocery Trips and Social Outings
We love a great adventure and our participants do, too! There are many instances when our companions will drive an older adult to the grocery store, run errands or attend social outings. If you’re looking for a trip out of the house, contact us to schedule your next ride.
For individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, it can be challenging to find the right in-home care. Caring for someone with dementia requires professional support – and finding the right fit can be an overwhelming process for families.
Our dementia caregivers are trained in a person-first approach to provide support, guidance and appropriate care, and attend on-going, expert training.
Dementia care services can include:
- Facilitating clear communication with all individuals
- Attending to socialization needs
Respite Care: Caring for a Loved One Includes Caring for Yourself
Caretaking can provide meaningful responsibility – but that responsibility comes with a demanding cost of your personal time and constant attention. Family caregivers often dedicate all their energy to meeting the needs of their loved one, yet jeopardize their own health and emotional well-being in the process.
It’s important to realize that respite care is an essential piece to providing the best overall care for an older adult. Let’s say you work 40 hours each week at your dream job. Would it be wrong to take a weekend off? Would it mean you loved your job less? Stepping back from the on-going work of caregiving will ensure that you remain healthy, happy and helpful to your loved one.
Respite care allows a spouse or adult daughter or son to take a well-deserved break to tend to their own needs. Many times this includes your own trip to the doctor, an opportunity to run errands without rush or simply to meet a friend. At A Helping Hand, we know a family’s health and well being is crucial to proving the best possible care for an older adult, and we can provide you with regularly scheduled breaks from this work.