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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.

By KSI Companion Care
February 20, 2020
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Companion Care  

Companionship is a basic human need. When it's lost, a person's quality of life can suffer. As seniors age, about 90% insist on staying in their homes. At KSI Companion Care, we offer non-medical services to give both the individual and their families peace of mind by providing the support and assistance they require to continue living in their home for as long as possible. If you are or know an adult or senior who could benefit from a social connection, or could use help getting to the next doctor's appointment, our caregivers can tailor a plan regarding routine and what tasks require assistance. Please schedule an assessment and read on to learn more about companion care services.

What is Companion Care?

As the years go by, the body slows down, and health might decline. Traveling to the grocery store, performing light housekeeping, or engaging in certain hobbies becomes more of a challenge than a delight. Additionally, lack of friendships can cause a cognitive downslope and negatively impact a senior's mood as well as memory. At KSI Companion Care, we give our Houma, LA, adults and seniors the stimulation and socialization they need to continue leading enriched and purposeful lives while providing a balance between safety and independence. Our caregivers are ready for a conversation, but can also help bathe, eat, and dress the individual. We can also help them stay connected with loved ones, pick up groceries, or set medication reminders.

Benefits of Companion Care

At KSI Companion Care, it doesn't matter if you're mobile, in exceptional health, or the opposite. Our caregiver services make it impossible for an individual to feel alone and are devoted to positively impacting psychological and physical wellbeing. Other tasks they perform may include:

  • Encouraging exercise
  • Planning social activities
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Assistance with daily routines
  • Entertaining with hobbies and games

If you or a loved one is searching for emotional or physical support or need help making life more manageable, KSI Companion Care finds the ideal caregiver to fit your family’s needs. We understand that making adjustments is difficult, and not everyone accepts change, which is why we commit to making your family members feel safe, independent, and comfortable in their own homes. For more information about companion care and other services provided, visit our website. Please call (985) 655-4444 to schedule an assessment or for appointment scheduling with Dr. Patrick S. Haydel, at our Houma, LA, location.

By KSI Companion Care
December 20, 2019
Category: Companion Care
Tags: In-Home Care Giver  

There are many things an in-home caregiver can do for you. From helping with daily chores and running errands to providing companionship, an in-home caregiver can make it possible for you or a loved one to remain at home rather than moving into an assisted living facility. At KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, our professional caregivers can help meet your needs while you or a loved one remain at home.

Benefits of Hiring an In-Home Care Giver

There are several benefits to hiring an in-home caregiver to assist you or a loved one. Two of the biggest benefits are being able to remain independent and continue living in the comfort of your own home. An in-home caregiver can provide assistance with activities and chores that are becoming difficult for you or a loved one to continue doing.

Another benefit of having an in-home caregiver around is companionship. Our professional caregivers are friendly and compassionate and enjoy talking to their clients and participating in activities with them. Additionally, having a professionally trained in-home caregiver around provides an added measure of peace since knowing someone is around to provide aid or seek help in the event of a medical or other emergencies.

Services Provided by In-Home CareGivers

At KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, our caregivers are professionally trained to provide a wide range of services. We can help temporarily while you or loved ones recover from an illness, surgery, or an injury. Our caregivers are also available to provide long term assistance. Examples of some of the different areas in which an in-home caregiver can provide assistance include:

  • Personal care and grooming
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Household chores
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Transportation

An in-home caregiver can do much for you or your loved one. With a caring and compassionate professional around to provide assistance in various areas, it is possible for you or your loved one to retain independence and remain at home. To learn more about in-home caregivers, contact KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, by calling us at (985) 655-4444.

By KSI Companion Care
September 10, 2019
Category: Companion Care

From serious medical concerns to just having trouble getting through those everyday chores, there are many issues that can arise as we get older. Of course, here at KSI Companion Care, we also understand the importance of keeping your loved ones comfortable in their home. Fortunately, our Houma, LA, physician, Dr. Patrick Haydel, and his senior home assistance team can make that possible.

What services do you offer?

We provide comprehensive non-medical care and assistance to seniors who are living at home. Every one of our seniors will receive a trained professional caregiver who will provide assistance and help in performing day-to-day tasks. Senior home assistance can help keep aging adults in their homes for as long as possible by providing:

  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Personal care assistance (e.g. grooming)
  • Running errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with an injury (fall prevention)

Can you help with medication?

While our caregivers can certainly help around the house and provide personal care assistance, there are certain things that our caregivers can’t do. While we cannot dispense or organize medication, we can help read labels, open medicine bottles, and remind clients to take their medication so they never skip a dose.

Can you provide assistance in an assisted living facility?

Absolutely! Our caregivers can come to your home, the hospital, or an assisted living facility to help seniors with their daily routine and chores. Some people find that assisted living facilities just don’t provide the kind of assistance necessary to seniors who still want to be independent. Our Houma, LA, senior assistance caregivers can provide a little extra help and assistance when you need it most.

Who should consider senior home assistance?

Any senior citizen who could use a little help and assistance around the house with routine tasks can benefit from senior home assistance. Of course, sometimes seniors don’t need help around the house but are just looking for some companionship. Our caregivers can also provide the social interaction that so many seniors crave.

Interested? Give us a call

Senior home assistance offers peace of mind to family members who want to make sure that their loved ones are getting the care they need on a daily basis. Do you want to sit down and talk with us about getting senior home assistance for an aging parent or family member? If so, call KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, today at (985) 655-4444 to schedule a consultation.

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