Did you know that we offer non-medical Home Care services in the comfort of your own home when a nurse is not required? The benefits of Home Care are endless. It not only enables people to remain in their home of choice but they also maintain a greater feeling of independence. For many, that means the world to them. If you have read our previous post about Caregiving for a Loved One then you may remember reading some information about Advantage Home Care. Advantage Home Care services include Senior Care Advisors, Personal Care, Companionship, Transportation Ride ‘n Care, and Respite services. We also offer advanced medication compliance. A Prescription Medication Dispenser provides automatic, accurate and monitored physical dispensing of scheduled medications. Not only do we offer it in an individual’s home but we also offer these services at assisted living centers, nursing homes and hospitals. Our Caregivers are fully trained and very compassionate so that an individual will feel as comfortable as possible.
Our Senior Care Advisors are made up of experienced geriatric care managers, medical social workers, and nursing professionals who will help develop a plan and assist you with managing a home care program to fit your needs. They will provide a lifestyle assessment for individuals who need support services so that they can remain independent in their homes. The assessment will include long term home care planning, short term intervention, financial review for home care needs, as well as long distance support.
Personal Care is non-medical services that may include the following; bathing, which may include a shower or bath as well as skin care, assistance with dressing and picking out weather appropriate attire, personal grooming such as shaving, tooth and oral care or anything that will make someone feel good about themselves and their appearance, and incontinence care to help individuals with their toileting needs while maintaining a level of sensitivity and dignity. These services are especially helpful not only for those who live independently, but also for those that live with a family member or friend. It helps an individual maintain their dignity while keeping up with their personal needs and it gives the primary caregiver a break from some of the tasks that come with caregiving.
Companionship services are when our caregivers come in and provide services that enhance the health and happiness, decrease loneliness and depression, and allow seniors to stay in their homes longer therefore improving the quality of life. It is often that seniors suffer from depression because of a general lack of interaction with others and the inability to be active in a social community. Advantage’s caregivers can
Some of our most popular Companionship services are meal preparation, tuck-in, and entertainment. Our Caregivers will assist with preparing meals for those who are not able to cook and no longer with to do so as well as having a nice dinner conversation. Nights are a lonely time for our clients. Our Tuck-In service has a caregiver come in, prepare a snack, get an individual dressed for bred, assist them into bed, and spend time with them until they fall asleep. Our caregivers can also come in just to play games, cards, work on puzzles, create scrapbooks and crafts or participate in other hobbies that the individual is interested in. Other companionship services we offer include; answering the door or telephone, monitoring a calendar for appointments and events, monitor TV usage, organize mail, arrange appointments, monitor diet and eating, buy magazines, book, and newspapers, record family history, conversation and fellowship, help with letter writing and correspondence and rent and watch movies.
Transportation Ride-N-Care can help you or your loved one with transportation needs. If you only need transportation services, our insured caregivers will provide transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands and more. If you need assistance before or after your transportation services our Ride-N-Care services will help you get ready for your appointment or provide other services such as meal preparation after your appointment. You can choose the service which bets fits your needs. Our caregivers can also bring you to and from a procedure or surgery and make sure you get settled in at home or they can get you situated at home after outpatient surgery or a hospital discharge.
Respite Care is a service we offer for a primary caregiver. We recognize that being the primary caregiver can become very draining and that it is important for you to take a break. Caring for an aging loved one can be emotionally and physically taxing even to the most dedicated caregiver. We offer our Respite Care services for when a primary caregiver needs a break. Advantage will come in and provide an assessment of your needs and then a caregiver will come in and provide compassionate, respectful care for your loved one at home for as little as a few hours or for a short period of time while you attend to other tasks in your life or so you can just take a break. Our Respite Care offers all of the services above but for a shorter period of time. We can assist with taking care of your loved one so you can take a vacation, attend events such as weddings or graduations, or just so you can take a break and recharge.
It is important to know that most of these services are engaged in privately and are on a fee-for-service basis. Some services may be covered by long-term care insurance. If you are in need of these services or would like more information, you can call us at 1.855.THEVNAs or contact us through our website.