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By KSI Companion Care
December 24, 2020
Category: Health Care
Tags: Companion Care  

If you have a senior family member whose physical limitations restrict their ability to engage in daily activities and limit their social involvement, companion care can prevent them from feeling isolated. It can also give you and your family peace of mind because you can be confident that your loved one’s quality of life is just as you would want it to be.

Dr. Patrick Haydel is a physician and Richard Beniot is the personal care coordinator at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA where their team of professional caregivers is dedicated to providing the highest quality in non-medical home care.

What is Companion Care?

Companion care is a form of in-home care either on a part-time, full-time, or live-in basis. Caregivers offer non-medical care to senior adults or those with disabilities. As well as offering emotional support, caregivers can help with a variety of tasks, which may include:

  • Running errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assisting with bathing and dressing
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Transportation to appointments and activities
  • Meal preparation
  • Socialization and entertainment
  • Communicating with the family and health care team

Houma residents can benefit from companion care in their home, or in a nursing facility, particularly if their family members do not live nearby.

Does Your Family Member Need Companion Care?

Many older adults can benefit from companion care, as can people with disabilities or those suffering from cognitive declines such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Companion care can enable a loved one to carry on living in their home, where they feel most comfortable. It can also give you peace of mind because you can rest assured that your loved one is safe and being cared for when you cannot be there.

If you live in Houma, LA and you would like to find out more about companion care for your loved one, call KSI Companion Care at (985) 655-4444 to schedule a consultation.

By KSI Companion Care
August 25, 2020
Category: Companion Care

In-Home Caregiver: What You Should Know

Taking care of a loved one who is aging or who has medical needs can be stressful and very tiring. Your loved one may also have needs that you are unable to meet, such as bathing and lifting. At times like this, it’s a good idea to think about hiring an in-home caregiver who can provide your loved one with the help and quality of life they deserve. KSI Companion Care, in Huma, provides exceptional in-home care for all needs. Here are some things to consider when hiring an in-home caregiver.

  • What kind of caregiving do you require? In-home care needs are not the same for everyone. Houma residents who are considering this option should take some time to consider the kind of services their loves one needs. For example, some people may only need help with housekeeping, while others may need assistance with dressing, meals, or getting to medical appointments.
  • What kind of care schedule do you need? Before you talk to our caregivers, it’s a good idea to think about the kind of caregiving schedule your loved one needs. For example, which days or times of day to you require assistance and how will this fit into your own daily schedule?
  • Stay in touch with your caregiver: Regular communication with your caregiver is essential if you want to make sure that all your loved one’s needs are being met. Regular meetings with your caregiver will give you an opportunity to discuss any changes in your loved one’s condition and how your caregiver can adjust their responsibilities.

Do you need help taking care of a loved one? If you live in Houma and you are looking for an in-home caregiver, call KSI Companion Care at (985) 655-4444 to schedule a consultation.

By KSI Companion Care
August 25, 2020
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Companion Care  

Older adults and certain individuals who live at home independently might have difficulty managing daily household activities over time. Whether they experience cognitive decline or loss of mobility due to aging or an injury, companion care is a viable option to help aging loved ones stay in their own homes safely and for longer.

Here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, we offer companion care services to individuals with disabilities and older adults under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Haydel and Personal Care Coordinator Richard Benoit.

What’s Involved in Companion Care Exactly?

The primary objective of companion care is to provide socialization and emotional support. However, companions might likewise aid in tasks that could be challenging for disabled people and older adults, such as:

  • Chores like washing dishes or clothing
  • Light housekeeping work
  • Doing errands like grocery shopping
  • Preparing food
  • Scheduling and planning social activities and other appointments
  • Transporting individuals to and from activities and appointments
  • Communicating with care team professionals and family members

How Can Companion Care Benefit My Loved One?

Companion care professionals in our Houma, LA, office can offer a multitude of beneficial services to help make like easier and more manageable for your loved one. However, companionship itself is probably the most crucial, especially for older adults who are living alone and have difficulty getting out of their homes. They may feel isolated and lonely, and companions can engage them in conversations, offer a sympathetic ear, play board or card games with them, or take walks with them.

Companions also transport care recipients to and from appointments or social activities. This will help make certain that your loved one remains engaged and active and that they keep up with their healthcare appointments. Your loved one may likewise struggle with memory issues and/or mobility that make even simple housework extremely challenging. By helping with these kinds of tasks, companions can ease the burden from your loved one, improving their quality of life.

Put simply, companion care could greatly benefit people who find it difficult to keep up with their daily life or those at risk of feeling isolated and alone. And for an aging loved one looking to stay home safely, companion care is among the most practical ways to help them remain as independent as possible, in their very own abode.

To Learn More About Our Companion Care Services, Reach Out to Us
Schedule a meeting with Dr. Patrick Haydel or Personal Care Coordinator Richard Benoit here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, by calling (985) 655-4444.

By KSI Companion Care
May 08, 2020
Category: Companion Care

Find out how our adult and elderly caregivers can improve your loved one’s quality of life.

Do you have an aging parent that would like to stay in their own home? Does a family member have certain physical or mental challenges that make everyday habits and practices such as grooming, grocery shopping, and laundry more difficult? If so, our elderly and adult sitters here in Houma, LA, can provide your loved one with compassionate non-medical care and companionship in the home.

What is an adult or elderly sitter?

Our elderly sitters are warm, friendly caregivers who come to your Houma, LA, home to provide non-medical assistance and care to senior citizens and adults with special needs. Some people require only part-time assistance from our sitters while others may require more full-time care. A lot will depend on the limitations and needs of our clients, which we would be happy to discuss further during your consultation.

Who can benefit from companion care and services?

We work with many seniors to provide them with trustworthy, long-term care to ensure that they have what they need to continue staying as independent as possible while at home. Our companion services provide peace of mind to our clients and their families, knowing that there is someone who can care for and provide assistance during the day and evening to help aging individuals maintain their independence.

Of course, our services aren’t just designed for seniors. We also work with adults of all ages who have various physical and mental limitations, giving them freedom, independence, and even friendship.

What services does an elderly or adult sitter offer?

Here at KSI Companion Care, we provide a wide range of services and duties to our clients, making sure that they feel safe, happy, and cared for in their own homes. It’s important to note that sitters are not medical professionals so they will not be able to provide medication or medical care; however, they can provide a variety of other services including,

  • Personal care assistance (grooming; bathing; oral hygiene)
  • Preparing light meals and helping with meal clean up
  • Playing games and participating in activities and stimulating conversation
  • Daily medication reminders and reading medication labels
  • Transportation to and from church, doctors’ appointments, and other outings
  • Light housekeeping including laundry, changing bed sheets, dusting, and vacuuming
  • Running errands (e.g. picking up prescriptions)

We want to give people the freedom to live their best lives regardless of age or physical limitations. Our adult and elderly sitters here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, make this possible. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer and whether it’s right for a parent or loved one, please call us at (985) 655-4444 to schedule a free in-home consultation.

By KSI Companion Care
April 10, 2020
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Care Givers  

What's the best way to care for your frail loved one? Simply put: don't go it alone. At KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, our care givers provide compassionate support and in-house services. Dr. Patrick Haydel is our medical director, and along with Personal Care Coordinator, Richard Beniot, we tailor care plans based on individual need and preference. Are you ready to explore in-house care?

Signs that your loved one needs assistance

You know your loved one best. As such, you know when they are not functioning as well as before. At first, signs of struggle may be subtle, but over time, they increase.

For instance, you may notice mom doesn't fix her hair or change her clothes. Dad may not shave, or he lets his mail accumulate. Your relative may take little to no interest in once-loved hobbies and activities.

If these scenarios sound familiar, seek help from KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA. They can help you approach the subject of in-house care givers with your loved one.

Care giver burnout

Unfortunately, many individuals experience a real sense of helplessness and frustration when caring for an ill, elderly, or disabled loved one. Work and other family obligations, combined with the multiple daily tasks of ensuring the safety and health needs of an aged parent, overwhelm the care giver emotionally and mentally.

Signs you need help from an in-house care giver are

  • Feeling overwhelmed, disengaged, or exhausted
  • Feeling sad or irritated
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Losing weight or eating too much
  • Decision fatigue

The Journals of Gerontology report that stressed care givers are at greater risk of physical injury, chronic health problems, and even death.

How we can help

KSI Companion Care offers an accurate and compassionate in-home assessment of your family's needs and preferences. Our trained professionals are skilled in a wide range of non-medical care services including:

  • Light housekeeping (laundry, vacuuming)
  • Running errands and grocery shopping
  • Socialization
  • Fall prevention
  • Transportation to medical appointments, recreation, and social visits
  • Bathroom, oral hygiene, grooming, and bathing assistance
  • Medication reminders and management
  • Respite for regular care givers

Learn more about us

At KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, our caregiving services give you the peace of mind you need in helping your frail loved one function well and be truly happy. All our staff is bonded, background-checked, and insured. Call our office for an informative and stress-free consultation: (985) 655-4444.

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