Home Care Services
Caregiver will monitor the client's medications if this service is needed. All medications must be listed and prepared by a family member or home health care nurse or a full list must be obtained by the clients doctor. The caregiver can not administer medications to any client. The caregiver can only remind the client that medications need to be taken and observed. The caregiver will assist the client in reading medication bottles or lists.
Transportation can be provided in either the clients vehicle or the caregivers vehicle. All caregivers that provide transportation will be fully insured and licensed. If the client prefers to use his/her car, we must obtain proof of full insurance coverage from the client and a release form. Transportation in the caregivers vehicle may require an additional charge to cover gas expenses and wear to the caregivers vehicle. When in the caregivers vehicle, .55 per mile will be charged for each day. This fee will be included in the clients weekly billing and then will be passed on directly to the caregiver in his/ her paycheck.
Toilet includes assistance to the bathroom, help with cleaning. Incontinent care includes changing of adult pads, cleaning the soiled area and reapply adult pads/undergarment.
We will provide assistance with walking (stand by assistance) to all clients who are unsteady with a cane, or walker. Mobility assistance may also involve transferring a client who is in a wheel chair. The client must be able to bear weight in order to assist with transferring. We will not be able to provide a full lift unless special equipment is provided in order to keep the caregiver from injuring him or herself.
Meal Planning and Preparation
Meal planning will be done with the client or family member to assure the foods that are prepared are to the client's liking. The caregiver will be informed of any food allergy, special diet, religious restrictions, swallowing problems prior to the first day of care. Meal planning may also involve preparing a grocery list and going to the store to purchase the food. Preparation of the food may involve light meals to dinner meals. We always inform the client that meal preparation may be limited to the caregivers cooking ability. During the initial assessment the need for meal preparation will be discussed and a caregiver who can meet this need will be sent.
Assistance with Bathing and Grooming
Bathing and grooming involves providing assistance with a bath or shower, washing the client's hair, applying lotion, shaving, applying make up, brushing and styling the hair, help with brushing teeth, washing dentures, putting on clothes.
Light housekeeping is defined as day to day chores such as, washing dishes, spot cleaning, running the vacuum in main living areas, making the bed, wiping down kitchen and bathroom. Any service that would fall under day to day basic cleaning.
The provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Whether you need to run errands, exercise, go to the movies, tend to other family members, attend a gathering, or just have lunch with a friend, our respite care services allow you to relax and enjoy, knowing your family member is well cared for in your absence. Clients also use our respite care services when going on vacation, travel for the holidays, or attend an out-of-town event such as a wedding or reunion. Respite care can be arranged for just a few hours, an overnight, or for as long as needed.