What are the companion solutions that Senior Solutions Home Care provides?
Caring Companionship - Having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier life and provides our clients with something to look forward to. Senior Solutions at Home’s caring companionship services cover anything from conversation, eating a meal together or just having someone in the home to visit.
Medication Reminders – Did you know that medication mismanagement is one of the most common causes of hospital admissions? Our home health aides can remind clients to take their medications, report side effects, and assist with pre-measured medication packages to help clients avoid potentially dangerous medication mismanagement. Although our caretakers cannot administer medications, they can remind our clients to take their medication and at the appropriate time.
Meal Preparation - As part of our elderly care services, a caretaker will prepare a nutritious meal and clean up afterwards. The opportunity to eat regular, healthy meals can maintain strength and hydration, promote recovery, and assure appropriate absorption of medications.
Shopping & Errand Services - A caretaker can run errands such as picking up prescriptions, dry cleaning, or supplies for social events. Some specific examples include:
- Grocery shopping – this can be done with or without the client. The client can also specify particular stores and the caretaker can assure compliance with prescribed diets.
- Incidental shopping – Caretakers can take clients wherever they need or want to go. More than just maintaining independence, social stimulation is therapeutic as well.
Light Housekeeping – Senior Solutions at Home can assist with vacuuming, dusting, cleaning floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning kitchens, taking out the trash, straightening rooms, organizing closets and drawers.
Laundry Services – Washing clothes and linens can be a strenuous activity. We can wash, dry, fold, iron and put away a client’s laundry for them, alleviating physical stress.
Bathing Assistance - Many times our elderly or disabled clients are capable of performing their own bathing and other personal care services. However, the peace of mind that comes with knowing that a trained Senior Solutions at Home caregiver is standing by for assistance and safety supervision often gives the client/family some necessary reassurance.
Personal Hygiene & Dressing Guidance – Part of our elderly home care services include reminding and guiding clients toward good hygiene. We can also help put together outfits and help button buttons, tie shoes, put on socks.
Family Respite Care – In situations where we provide a respite for a primary family caregiver (e.g. a wife caring for a husband or a daughter caring for her mother), we find that with our help the family relationship can strengthen when one removes the considerable stress that the role of family caretaker can bring. We find that most often care for a client is a family situation, not just an individual client needing care. We are always mindful of this when advising families on elderly home care.
Recreational Activities – Senior Solutions at Home caregivers can take the client out to enjoy their favorite activities or stay in the home and play a hand of cards or a board game. We want our clients to remain engaged and to maintain the hobbies and activities they’ve always enjoyed.
Incoming Mail Organization – Our clients need not worry about sorting through the myriad of junk mail we all seem to get these days. Our caretakers sit down with clients and assist in sorting the important mail such as bills, etc. Additionally, we can provide reminders for when bills are due.
Family Care Plan Review – Keeping the family informed of the caregiver plan and answering any questions is a cornerstone of our Senior Solutions at Home services. We want everyone to feel comfortable with the elderly home care situation and keeping the lines of communication open is key. Whether you live in the same town or are on the opposite coast, Right at Home will make sure to keep in touch with the family on a consistent basis.