What are in home care services and how will they help my loved one?
Customized in home care and senior care services to meet the unique needs of each senior
Every client has unique care needs and situations, so our Comfort Keepers ® offices in Alaska offer a full range of companionship and in home senior care services to provide seniors with the right amount of support for independent living at home.
Personal Senior Care Services:
Bathing, Grooming, and Hygiene
Our care agents can help seniors feel positive about their appearance through bathing, grooming, and hygiene assistance. Bathing not only cleanses the skin but goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation, and stimulate circulation. Our home helpers are trained to lessen any embarrassment or discomfort while providing senior care services.
Mobility assistance helps seniors maintain as active a lifestyle as possible when considering their ages, abilities, and overall health. There are many physical health benefits of keeping the senior mobile, including lowering blood pressure, improving digestion and sleep, increasing energy and stamina, and strengthening the heart. A care provider can also accompany the client on a short walk, and provide encouragement and reminders to complete prescribed exercises.
Transferring and Positioning
Our senior care services providers are trained to move and place clients in correct posture positions to promote health and safety. Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs eliminates pressure areas on the skin, reduces weakening and stiffening of muscles, and encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Our care agents work to maintain the dignity and self-esteem of seniors and other adult clients as they assist with daily living activities. Through this caring approach, in home care services help lessen the embarrassment clients may feel associated with incontinence and need for toileting assistance.
Feeding and Special Diet
Some clients need help feeding themselves, and the loss of independent eating can be hard to accept. Our expert care providers understand this and are particularly sensitive, making the extra effort that can turn mealtime into a more enjoyable social time. In addition, caregivers will help ensure that their clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
Conversation and Companionship
Our care helpers provide clients companionship, for instance through conversation or when they sit down to share a meal. Social contact such as this is proven to enhance seniors’ health, happiness, and quality of life.
Many seniors do not have the ability to shop for groceries and fix a well-balanced meal. We can prepare hot, delicious, nutritious meals based on their clients’ preferences to help them get the proper nutrition they need. Clients may help with meal preparation as their abilities permit.
Our Comfort Keepers will tend to the laundry either at their clients’ homes or a laundry facility, and will wash, dry, fold, iron, and put clothing away. We work to ensure that each client’s laundry is done according to his or her preferences.
Comfort Keepers will shop for groceries at the stores their clients prefer and run errands such as picking up prescriptions or going to the post office. Clients may choose to stay home or come along and help with the shopping and errands as an excellent way to stay active and engaged. Comfort Keepers in home senior care services providers will use any coupons provided.
Our care agents can provide incidental transportation for clients, allowing them the freedom to go shopping and attend other activities or get to medical appointments, the barbershop or beauty salon, and other places the senior chooses. Getting a senior out and about is good for the senior’s mind, body, and spirit.
Although aides cannot administer medications, they can help ensure that clients take their own medications as prescribed. Our home helpers can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding their clients when it is time to take a dose.
Depending on the client’s needs, Comfort Keepers Home Care in Alaska can provide care for just a few hours a week or provide full-time, care. Through our 24-hour in home care services, a team of home health aides coordinates caregiving responsibilities in shifts. This offers clients and their families’ full-time peace of mind.
Contact us today at (907) 885-0186 to learn more about senior care services from Comfort Keepers in Alaska.