A senior home care service offers the unique opportunity for companion care by employing trained, licensed caregivers who have expertise in many areas of complementary medicine. Companion services encompass: home health maintenance, home support, personal care, medical assisting, health promotion, and dementia prevention/care. In the home, the client’s safety and quality of life are our first priority. Companion services offer daily personalized assistance in the areas of: housekeeping, laundry, meals preparation/preparation, transportation, errands, shopping, light housekeeping, preparing meals, bathing, dressing, grooming, and managing physical disabilities. Companion home care is provided by trained and licensed personnel who possess the necessary skills to provide consistent, safe care that enhances the senior’s quality of life.
“Sara Companion Home caregiver services is a independent home care agency dedicated to providing personalized, sensitive, in-home care to seniors with an illness or condition. Our goal is to offer quality continuity of care for our clients. We take pride in our staff’s personal hygiene, knowledge about their loved ones, ability to provide consistent, safe care, and ability to make their loved one feel as comfortable as possible.”
A variety of senior home care agencies provide services to residents in various communities, including seniors, disabled, homebuyers and homeowners. Most assistive care programs utilize skilled nursing care in combination with home and companion care. Medical and other assistance may be required, including medical equipment, therapy and care of the physical environment. In assisted living, it is often necessary to use a variety of assistive equipment, such as mechanical lifts, ramps, scooters, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, walking canes, and other devices.
For senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a variety of issues must be addressed. Dealing with Alzheimer’s is often complicated, and in-home care agencies are an invaluable resource for making sure that your loved one can maintain his or her independence. In-home services may include assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and doctor visits, and providing consistent care giving throughout the senior years.
One of the greatest concerns of caregivers for their elderly loved ones is that they are often forgotten. Companion care keeps the senior citizen busy so that he or she is not left home alone or in a situation where they can feel lonely. Some agencies have a number of trained companions who are available at a moment’s notice to help out the senior. These caregivers are trained in providing consistent companionship, emotional support and basic accompaniment.
One of the most exciting areas of companion care technology is the development of the tablet computer. Manufacturers such as SAP and Oracle are developing and providing companion care technology that makes using the computer more active than simply reading a book. Tablet computers, including E-Book Readers, are being designed specifically to meet the needs of the elderly individual. These tablet computers have a variety of functions including the ability to access the Internet via cellular data, play games, and even to play videos.
Older adults may sometimes become isolated due to the fact that they do not want to be separated from their friends and family members. An agency may help by training its employees to provide emotional support. Providing companionship can improve the senior citizens’ social skills and can reduce the fear associated with loneliness. Many people fear going home after spending time in an assisted living facility because they do not know when they will receive their next visit from a companion.
Other areas where companion care technology is being developed is in financial assistance. The development of automatic bill pay is a great way for the caregiver to be paid for his or her services without the need for the client to be available every day. Many insurance companies are now providing automated Medicare and Medicaid card payment systems so that it is easier for the caregiver to know what payments are due and make them on time. Companion care technology is changing the way that elderly individuals are receiving care in an assisted living facility.