The companion caregivers work each day with our senior clients to provide necessary support in many wonderful ways. The many tasks that are so easily taken for granted can become a chore for our elders. Every task that comes with rising each day to getting ready for bed each evening, our caring and compassionate caregivers can be there every step of the way. Routine tasks such as medication reminders, meal preparation, laundry and light housekeeping, gentle reminders to keep up with personal hygiene etc. are a few of the many activities a caregiver can be there to assist with.
In addition to assistance with physical activity, a caregiver will be there to engage in conversation, play a board game, crossword puzzle or any other activity to stimulate and engage our clients mentally. We stress cognitive engagement to be one of our highest concerns as it is so important for the aging mind.
Some of the tasks our caregivers can assist with that are often not taken to account are activities such as doctor appointments, social outings, running errands, going for walks or exercise. Our goal is to engage and encourage our seniors to be ready for a positive and productive day. It is our goal to provide a happy and healthy environment for our cherished senior to live comfortably in their home environment we know and love. We do all of this and more always with loving care and as our name suggest “A Gentle Touch” as truly your satisfaction is our highest priority.Contact Us
Personal care Aides are very much like Home Health aides in most ways but are a bit less involved in patient touching or the medical monitoring and assistance functions. They typically help people who are physically disabled, chronically Ill, cognitively impaired, and older adults who need help to live in their own homes or at an assisted living type facility, or institution. The HHA will help the patient from rising and getting out of bed each day, bathing, dressing grooming, taking meds etc., they can also help disabled people get to and from work or rehabilitation, or hospice and other day programs .as prescribed or required.
Much like companions, aides will also provide housekeeping and homemaking tasks such as laundry, shopping meal planning and preparation, changing of bed linens, pet care, etc. . . . They will also accompany clients to doctor appts. , Social engagements and other situations as deemed appropriate and necessary. A sample listing of PCA services is as listed below; Personal Hygiene, bathing, toileting, mouth care, skin care, shaving etc. Continence care – , transferring, ambulation, walking, dressing and grooming, overnight monitoring Meal planning and preparation, medication reminders, housekeeping and laundry, shopping, errands Companionship, entertainment, accompaniment, additional duties as required.Contact Us
It’s the goal of the company’s Live-In Home Care Program to provide experienced caregivers and a range of supervised, professional services that meet the patient’s home care needs under one predetermined fee.
A Gentle Touch senior care’s Live In Home Care Program takes into account the health and home support needs of the patient while providing consistent, personal attention on a one on one basis. The individual and family gain the following benefits with around the clock services from A Gentle Touch: (i) live at home with all personal care ensured; (ii) maximum privacy and confidentiality; (iii) expertise of a trusted live-in caregiver; (iv) one on one service; (v) minimal disruption to normal life; (vi) respite, relief and reassurance for the whole family; (vii) comfort and companionship; and (viii) affordable alternative to hourly rates.
Before services commence, one of A Gentle Touch Senior Care’s Senior Care Consultants will visit the patient’s home or facility from which the patient is being discharged for the intake process. On intake, we will develop a comprehensive plan of care detailed specifically towards our senior’s daily needs. Our plan can be in conjunction with family members, who may be active participants in the patient’s care. Our primary goal is to help the patient attain his or her highest level of well-being.Contact Us
Home Health Aides
Home Health Aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, and older adults, who may need assistance, to live in their own homes or in residential facilities (i.e., Assisted Living Facilities) instead of in health facilities or institutions. They also assist people in hospices and day programs and help individuals with disabilities go to work and remain engaged in their communities. Aides work with elderly, physically, and mentally disabled clients who need more care than family or friends can provide. Additionally, aides help patients who are discharged from the hospital and have relatively short-term needs.
Aides provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks such as laundry, change bed linens, shop for food, and plan and prepare meals. Aides also may help clients get out of bed, bathe, dress, groom, and may also accompany clients to doctors’ appointments or on other errands.
Home health aides may provide some basic health related services, such as checking patients’ pulse rate, temperature, and respiration rate. They also may help with simple prescribed exercises, assist only self-directing patients with medications administration, change simple dressings, provide skin care, or assist with braces and artificial limbs.Contact Us
The Senior Home Health Check
If all of these seem too involved for your loved one, The Senior Home Health Check may be right for you. This is a comfort service that provides a 60-90 minute face-to-face in-home visit. It may be used for medication reminders, to note and communicate anything out of the ordinary or of confer, or simply to ensure the senior is having a good day.Contact Us
Senior In-Home Health Care Services
After a careful discussion of your specific needs and situation, we will craft a care plan thoughtfully tailored to your families needs and budget. Price is virtually never a deal breaker at A Gentle Touch.
Our services range from a few hours each week all the way to 24/7 live-in care. Prices vary depending on the types of service hours needed and location of care. Please contact us today for an always fair and carefully considered rate.
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