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By KSI Companion Care
April 07, 2021
Category: Companion Care
Tags: In-home Care  

Discover the advantages of hiring an in-home caregiver in Houma, LA.

We all want to age gracefully but aging makes it difficult for our elderly parents to be as independent as they once were. Maybe they are having trouble bathing and dressing independently. Perhaps their mobility makes them a fall risk, or they are simply lonely in a house by themselves. These are just some of the reasons that families and individuals turn to our Houma, LA, team to choose the ideal caregiver to meet their family’s unique needs.

Socialization and Quality Time

Many people feel isolated and lonely, especially these days, and our goal here in Houma, LA, is to provide seniors and homebound individuals with in-home caregivers that offer a listening ear, good conversation, and companionship.

Our caregivers are here to provide your loved ones with whatever they need, whether it’s cooking, watching a movie, playing a game, or simply talking. Knowing that there is someone there to talk to, can also provide peace of mind to family members who may worry about their elderly’s parent mental and emotional wellbeing.

Easy Transportation

Do you stress about getting your parent to the doctor’s office? Seniors spend a lot of time going back and forth to various appointments, and we know how much stress that can have on the rest of the family. After all, you may be taking time off of work to drive your parents to doctor’s appointments, to pick up groceries, take them to the hairdressers, and many other places.

Instead of having to take time out of your schedule to do all of these things, our in-home caregivers can help make these daily tasks and errand runs easier so your parent can get out and about without you having to take another day off work.

Help Them Maintain Their Independence

Our parents want to keep their independence as much as possible, even as they age. While this can get more challenging, having a professional caregiver in the home can provide the additional safety and reassurance to know that your mom or dad can still go about their daily routine and do what they need for themselves while having the professional help and care they require whenever they need it.

Many people turn to in-home caregivers because they don’t want to move their parents to an assisted living or nursing home facility. Our caregivers make it possible for them to stay in their homes and maintain their independence.

Here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, we offer everything from in-home caregivers to senior assistance and companion care. We understand that nothing is more important than keeping your family healthy, safe, happy, and in their homes. To schedule a consultation with us, call (985) 655-4444 today.

By KSI Companion Care
January 26, 2021
Category: Health Care
Tags: Caregivers  

Find out the important role a caregiver can play in your or your family’s life.

Nothing is more important than knowing that our loved ones are being cared for, and sometimes we need help in order to continue providing the best care for our family members. Approximately 39.8 million caregivers provide care to adults with disabilities or illnesses in the US. Here at KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, we recognize the critical part that caregivers play in people’s lives, whether caring for a senior or helping someone who is chronically ill. Here’s what our team of caregivers can provide you and your family,

Make Personal Care Easier

Whether you have an aging parent with mobility issues or a family member with cancer, many personal activities such as grooming and bathing may be more challenging for them. In fact, it may be impossible for them to do some of these personal care activities without help. Our Houma, LA, caregivers can assist with and make it easier for people to go to the bathroom, bathe, groom and dress. We can also provide assistance with meal preparation and cleanup, as well as tasks around the house such as light housekeeping.

Provide Companionship

Seniors and those who are chronically ill aren’t often able to get out and socialize like they once did; however, we are social beings and need the comfort and companionship of others. If your family member can’t get out of the house to socialize, our caregivers can bring the companionship into your Houma, LA, home. Not only are we there to provide conversation, but we can also play games or participate in activities that they love but haven’t gotten to enjoy on their own.

Medication Reminders

This is a particularly important one for aging individuals, as they often forget to take their medications. If there is no one in the home to remind them there may be days when they skip these medications, which could have serious consequences for their health. Having a caregiver in your home means that you never have to worry about this again. While can can’t administer medications, we can provide gentle reminders to make sure that they take their medications throughout the day.

Offer Emotional Support

Getting older or having a serious diagnosis can have an incredible impact on you and your family. Our caregivers are deeply compassionate and empathetic people who can be there to provide the entire family with support and a listening ear.

If you are interested in learning more about our caregivers and the companion services we offer in Houma, LA, call KSI Companion Care at (985) 655-4444 to find out if we’re the right fit for your family.

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.

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