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By KSI Companion Care
June 26, 2019
Category: Companion Care

Senior Home AssistanceYou knew that your parents' needs would change with age, but did you anticipate the changes would worry you so much? Here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, Dr. Patrick Haydel and Personal Care Coordinator Richard Beniot understand that deciding on senior home assistance can be both emotional and confusing. Fortunately, they can help you recognize your loved ones' needs and craft a care plan to help them age successfully at home.

There is a wonderful alternative

Getting older doesn't necessarily mean nursing homes or assisted living placement. In fact, the 2010 US census reported that almost 97 percent of retirement-aged people live in their own homes or apartments—in other words, independently. However, as reported in Forbes, it can often be difficult for families to determine how successfully and safely their senior members function at home.

At KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, our professional staff helps families determine when to take advantage of at-home non-medical senior care. They also show people how that care plan should look and provide wonderful, fully vetted caregivers to carry it out.

Health, safety, and companionship

These are the key areas to think about when considering senior home assistance. Ask yourself these questions about your parents, and if possible, include them in the process.

Health

  • Do your parents have a new medical diagnosis and an increased need for doctor's appointments, medications, physical therapy, oxygen, and other therapies?
  • Can they remember what medication to take and when to take it?
  • Are they at risk for falls or other injuries due to impaired mobility, low vision, dizziness, or other medical problem?

Safety

  • Can your parents safely navigate from room to room, go to the bathroom, and take care of their personal hygiene needs competently?
  • Is the home equipped with safety equipment such as grab rails and an automated senior alert system?
  • Can they drive to do their errands, go to church, see friends, shop, and get to medical appointments?
  • Can they prepare their own meals? Is the food nutritious and accommodating of any medical conditions such as diabetes or congestive heart failure?

Companionship

  • Are your parents connected with personal friends, a local church community, or senior center?
  • Would they benefit from daily interaction with a caregiver who could engage them in their hobbies, take them for walks or rides, care for their pets, and engage them in conversation?

You know your loved one

At KSI Companion Care, the dedicated and compassionate staff recognize that families want only the best for their elderly parent or relative. We can help you sort through the decision to begin senior home assistance. Why not call KSI Companion Care for a consultation? We can give you the peace of mind that you and your loved one need. Phone (985) 655-4444 today.

By KSI Companion Care
May 02, 2019
Category: Companion Care
Tags: elderly sitter  

 If you have a loved one who needs expert home care, it may be time to find an adult sitter. Adult sitters can provide a broad range of elderlyservices, from preparing meals to bill paying and transportation services. Their goal is to provide whatever the senior needs in order for them to remain independent in their own homes. Led by Dr. Parick Haydel, KSI Companion Care (located in Houma, LA) has adult sitters who can help your loved ones at every stage of their lives.

What is an adult and elderly sitter?

Adult and elderly sitters allow adults and seniors to live at home safely when they can no longer function independently. They have the ability to handle medical emergencies and help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as walking, eating meals, cleaning, cooking, taking medications and providing companionship. As an added bonus, having someone to talk to who provides emotional support promotes mental wellness and greater levels of happiness. Adult sitters have a regular weekly schedule with the person they are caring for.

What are the benefits of adult sitter services?

Rest easy when your loved one is down the hall with an adult sitter. Your mind will be free to focus on taking care of errands, working, or getting some sleep knowing that your loved one has things covered. Research has shown that seniors with regular companionship seem to become sick less often, heal faster from injuries, and suffer less from depression. Science has also shown that elderly persons who keep their mind working and stay engaged with others can minimize the progression of and reduce the onset of memory-related conditions.

How do I get started with companion care?

KSI Companion Care makes it easy to get started with our adult sitter services. We will be happy to coordinate a free initial meeting in the comfort of your loved one’s home. During this meeting, we'll answer any questions you have about care. We’ll take the time to get to know your loved one, learn about his or her needs, and outline our recommendations for care. If you decide to proceed with care services, we will recommend a qualified, knowledgeable, and compassionate adult sitter.


Let us provide the attention and loving care your loved one needs. Contact KSI Companion Care at (985) 655-4444 right now to schedule a free companion care assessment in Houma, LA. Having a professional in-home caregiver brings independence and peace of mind. Whether your loved one needs meal assistance, medication reminders, or just companionship, our trained caregivers will make sure their every need is met!

By KSI Companion Care
March 06, 2019
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Care Giver  

Caring for yourself or your loved ones is an important aspect of aging, but many people cannot do it alone. A caregiver can help with senior citizensanything from daily tasks and food preparation to conversation and companionship. KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, can enrich you or your loved one's life.

What is a caregiver and what do they do?
A caregiver is someone who helps out with daily tasks at home, in a hospital, or at a care facility. KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, offers companion care, adult and elderly sitting, senior home assistance, and in-home care. While some simple things seem second nature, they may not be as easy as they used to be. That is where a caregiver comes in play.

Why is a caregiver necessary?
A caregiver enriches the lives of their clients by helping them perform their daily tasks:

  • Cleaning up the house
  • Providing reminders and help with taking medications
  • Meal planning and grocery trips 
  • Help using the bathroom or bathing
  • Help getting dressed
  • Running errands
  • Visiting friends and relatives
  • Social interactions
  • Pet care

In addition to helping clients themselves, caregivers can also help primary caregivers, such as a spouse or other family member, by providing respite care.

Companion Care in Houma, LA
If you or a loved one could benefit from companion care, let KSI help you determine the best care plan for your situation. Whatever your care needs are, KSI is able to customize a personal care plan for each patient.

To learn more about companion care or to schedule your free in-home consultation, please contact KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA. Call (985) 655-4444 today!

By KSI Companion Care
December 26, 2018
Category: Companion Care

Are you concerned that your elderly loved one spends too much time alone? Does her or she have medical needs which need practical Home Caregivingsupport and compassion? Do you want mom or dad to stay in their own home as long as possible? KSI Companion Care provides the in-home care you need for safety, peace of mind and best quality of life. Learn more about what an in-home care giver in Houma, LA can provide you and yours.

Every need at each stage

Our physical and emotional needs change as time goes on. If you have a relative or other loved one who would benefit from some additional help with basic daily routines and medical needs, KSI Companion Care is the provider to turn to. We deliver consistent, safe, and caring support...always.

Whether you desire an eldercare sitter for occasional respite, or your parent needs hygiene and medication management on a continuing basis, KSI Companion Care can help. We have fully-trained, bonded, background-checked and insured caregivers who will give you and yours the hands-on services you need and the peace of mind you all deserve.

Our in-home consultations

Just call KSI Companion Care for a free in-home assessment of your loved ones needs, skills, medications, personality and much more. Dr. Patrick Haydel and Richard Benoit, our patient care coordinator, work hard to pair the right caregiver with each client, ensuring perceived needs and wants are fully met. Also, KSI Companion Care is available 24/7 for your peace of mind whether your senior is at home, in the hospital or a nursing facility.

Services provided

Basically, our in-home caregivers in Houma provide companion care, elder and adult sitters, in-home care and senior home assistance. We augment in-facility care as needed.

Our services are wide-ranging and specifically tailored to each individual we serve. We also excel at communication with every client and his or her significant others. Service include:

  • Assistance with grooming, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and pet care
  • Companionship, conversation and engagement in hobbies and social interaction with friends and relatives
  • Medication management
  • Ambulation and transferring
  • Errands
  • Respite care for family members

What's our goal?

Likely, it's the same as yours. SeniorLiving.org says that optimal function and quality of life for the elderly are the optimal goals for any caregiving situation and that most seniors and their families desire at-home care rather than institutionalized living. At KSI Companion Care, we will help you and your family meet those goals. Call us today for a complimentary consultation--a truly friendly discussion of your needs and preferences. Phone (985) 655-4444.

By KSI Companion Care
October 02, 2018
Category: Companion Care

Learn more about what at-home caregivers can offer you or a loved one in need.

Doctor AppointmentEverything from getting older to chronic health conditions can turn those simple everyday tasks into a challenge; fortunately, our Houma, LA, caregivers are here to provide you or a family member with the specific care needed to make everyday living easier. Our doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel and our personal care coordinator Mr. Richard Benoit can tell you more about companion care and who could benefit.

What is companion care?

The role our caregivers play in your household will depend on a person’s specific needs. Companion care encompasses the social and physical elements of caring for someone, whether a senior citizen or someone with special needs or a debilitating disorder.

The goal of our Houma, LA, caregivers is to improve a person’s quality of life while also providing assistance with day-to-day tasks and emotional support and companionship. Some of these day-to-day tasks may include:

  • Light housekeeping (e.g. laundry)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Transporting someone to a doctor’s appointment
  • Preparing meals
  • Medication reminders
  • Bathing and grooming (e.g. brushing teeth)
  • Getting dressed

Of course, besides completing chores and providing assistance around the house, we also understand the importance of being able to socialize. After all, we are all social beings and we all require time to connect with others around us. If someone often stays at home or is bedridden they don’t get the social aspect that is so important to maintaining a good quality of life.

Luckily, our caregivers offer the gift of companionship, compassion and discussion. No matter whether you want to talk about current events, play a game of chess or discuss the last book you read, our caregivers are ready to join in a lovely and invigorating conversation. Often times, our patients see their caregivers as a member of the family.

Who can benefit from companion care?

There are so many people out there that can benefit from what companion care can offer. After all, a caregiver is someone that they can rely on and trust to make daily life just a little easier and more enjoyable. If someone you love has trouble completing tasks and chores around the house, has issues with mobility or isn’t getting the social aspects that they need to continue living a rich, fulfilling life, then we can help.

Here at KSI Companion Care, we believe in improving everyone’s quality of life. If you are interested in home caregiving services here in Houma, LA, then call our office today. We would be happy to get started and get you matched to one of our compassionate caregivers.





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