We can provide care on many different levels for you or your loved one. And, when around the clock care is needed, we are here for you.
24-hour care may be needed after an emergency situation when a person has recently been hospitalized or has stayed in a rehabilitation facility after a bone fracture, stroke, or heart attack.
When changes come more gradually, there are signs that can help family and friends recognize that an older adult needs 24 hour care.
Here are some of the indicators
- Frequent falls
- Dehydration and fainting
- Difficulty eating or drinking without help
- Wandering from home, by foot or in a vehicle, and getting lost or confused
- Becoming confused or anxious by short absences of family, friends, or caregivers
- Confusing nighttime with daytime, frequent waking in the middle of the night, or becoming agitated in the dark
- New or increased bathroom accidents
One of the most common and painful indicators of the need for 24/7 care comes when family or friends are afraid to leave the older person alone at night. At this point, the family and friends are tending to the older person’s needs and neglecting their own good health.
A professional home caregiver can change all of this. All are trained to assist with Activities of Daily Living (see above). Additionally, there are memory care trained caregivers who focus on patients with changing cognition. These caregivers are trained to calm older people who may become agitated because they have lost their sense of time and place, help avoid kitchen or bathing accidents, help prevent dehydration, fainting and falls, as well as implement best practices to reduce infections through a 24-hour care regimen.
- A routine and schedule for our clients that is both familiar and comfortable;
- Help with Activities of Daily Living by running errands, shopping for groceries, tidying up the house,
doing the laundry and taking the client to doctor appointments
- Assistance with Personal Hygiene/Self-Care: bathing/hair washing, dressing, toileting and grooming
- Additional Support for: medication reminders, meal prep and exercise