Personal Care is a personal & sensitive matter.
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic tasks that must be accomplished every day for seniors to thrive independently. Whether it’s stand-by assistance or full care that’s required, cultivating a sense of independence, dignity and comfort when assisting clients with personal care is an everyday essential. Assisting seniors with their personal care routine gives clients the support they need to look and feel their best.
For seniors with arthritis the simple task of buttoning a shirt can become difficult and painful, including on one’s self-esteem. The loss of dexterity can also mean a loss of confidence and self-reliance. If your loved one suffers from dementia, basic hygiene can be forgotten. A custom care plan for your loved one ensures the right care and the right person to provide it.
Assistance with Mobility
A helping hand or a shoulder to lean on can make all the difference in the safety and well-being of seniors moving from one room to the other. Many seniors prove to be more active and less anxious when they know they are supported with trusted and professional help close by. Taking walks with clients and supporting them in activities and exercises at home to help maintain and promote mobility is an essential part of day to day well-being, support and care.
Transferring and positioning eases both body and mind.
For many seniors, immobility increases with age and can make it difficult to move freely and safely without assistance. Our caregivers are not only proficient in lifting a client’s spirits, they are trained to safely and skillfully assist a client from a chair or bed as well as reposition them for increased comfort.
Hygiene, Dressing & Grooming
- Assistance with showering and bathing
- Getting dressed, shoes and accessories
- Styling and combing hair
- Brushing teeth or cleaning dentures
- Applying makeup
Meal Preparation & Feeding
Whether it’s helping develop daily or weekly menus, or preparing the ingredients, our caregivers are there to provide clients with the level of support they want and need to ensure time in the kitchen is a healthier and happier one.
- Create menus and create a shopping list that are both healthy and familiar
- With a meal prep strategy, choosing to eat a healthy meal is easy
- Preparing the ingredients ahead of time ensures each meal is nutritious and ready to cook and serve
- Spending time in the kitchen and trying out new recipes, cooking can transform into a fun social activity together versus a chore
- Preparing meals as well as assisting seniors with eating is done with dignity and respect
- While many seniors still find caring for their home to be physically therapeutic and mentally gratifying, age and limited mobility make household chores a challenge. Our care plans are customized to ensure seniors have the assistance they want and need to maintain a clean, safe and organized home, just the way they like it.
- Vacuuming, dusting, laundry, clean bathrooms, washing floors.
Communicating with family members and care team leaders
- Our care managers can serve as an essential point of contact that provides feedback to family regarding a loved one’s overall wellbeing. While phone calls or video calls with family can be scheduled, it’s amazing the positive feelings these connections generate for family members who can’t always be there.
- Our care managers and care coordinators are available to our homemakers and companions with 24/7 support. Together, we’re more like a care squad, with oversights and protocols in place to support our seniors, families, and each other.
- Incontinence care can be provided to maintain dignity and self respect in aging adults.
- Medication reminders can be provided to ensure that your loved one is compliant with taking prescriptions that are necessary to maintain optimal health.
- Homemakers and companions make every effort to watch for and address any potential safety issues that exist in a client’s home and will continue to monitor their safety throughout the relationship.
When it comes to caring for seniors, companionship itself is perhaps the most important, particularly for seniors who live alone and find it difficult to enjoy life outside of the home. Having a friend, an ally, someone who can be there to enjoy games with, share meals, go on outings, to listen and talk with, take a walk, or simply sit and listen to music or watch a film. Whether it’s sharing the love of a favorite hobby or craft or just having someone there to listen, it’s the little things that make the greatest difference in the daily lives and overall physical, mental and cognitive health of our clients. Having people who care, that’s what matters most.
We work together to create grocery lists that include plenty of fresh and favorite foods. Grocery shopping becomes a much easier and even an enjoyable excursion out when you have great help. There may even be more stops along the way, like pharmacy for prescriptions, the drug store for hygiene products or cleaning products, or maybe a stop at the local bakery or farmers market. It’s the little things our caregivers are known to do that make life at home for seniors that much better.
Transportation and Escorting
Supporting clients outside of home easily extends into a clients’ care plan. Whether it’s driving clients to doctors’ appointments, lunch with friends or attending religious services, taking clients shopping or on a stroll around the neighborhood, caring is more than getting a person from A to B safely. Great care is about providing a trusting and supportive relationship that enables elders to engage in the activities and social events they love and visiting the people and places they miss.
All of our Personal Care Assistants have received specialized training to assist clients with “Activities of Daily Living” (ADL).
Even though our services are considered non-medical, our caregivers are empowered through both training and past experience to go above and beyond expectations for their clients.
The assistance provided by our personal care assistants is respectful and caring and can ultimately support each client in regaining a sense of empowerment, independence, and self-worth.
Aging can bring on many changes that can affect virtually every part of life, including getting through a normal daily routine. When a senior is struggling or unable to complete vital Activities of Living, it can be emotionally challenging as well. When attending to a client’s most basic needs, our personal care assistants know the importance of compassionate care. It’s about caring in a way that makes people feel like they matter, that they are seen and heard and genuinely cared about.
Though our care team is available with 24/7 support, it is our Personal Care Assistants who recognize the essential and integral role their day-to-day support and services play in the personal health, safety and well-being of their clients.
They take enormous pride in what they do, and that matters. We take enormous pride in their dedication to excellence, and so can you.
We call it our Care Plus Program which blends both personal care and technology to better serve and support Connecticut seniors and disabled population and their caregivers. This innovative care technology is a valuable tool that can be used to improve safety and enhance your loved one’s quality of life as well as provide families and loved one’s with more peace of mind and less worry.