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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.

By KSI Companion Care
August 24, 2018
Category: Companion Care

Discover the benefits of having an in-home caregiver in your home.

 

DIn-Home Caregivero you have an elderly parent living by themselves that you worry can’t carry out day-to-day tasks anymore? Are you wondering whether having an in-home caregiver could provide your loved one with the freedom they need to still live in their home while also taking on some of the day-to-day responsibilities? If so, our Houma, LA, personal care coordinator Mr. Richard Benoit and doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel are here to explain what an in-home caregiver can do for you or a family member.

What does an in-home caregiver do?

The purpose of an in-home caregiver is to provide assistance in the home for someone who may not be able to take on the daily activities and tasks required in the home or with regards to personal care. An in-home caregiver can be invaluable for the elderly or someone with physical or developmental disabilities.

An in-home caregiver can help with:

  • Personal care: this includes everything from eating and bathing to grooming and getting dressed
  • Household tasks and responsibilities: this includes laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning and preparing meals
  • Health care: this includes taking your medication and going to doctor’s appointments
  • Emotional support: this includes socializing and companionship

An in-home caregiver can help significantly, giving you the freedom to have time to yourself and to relax. Our Houma, LA, in-home caregivers can do as much as you need from them. We offer tailor-made care plans to ensure that you or a loved one gets the assistance and support they need to make living at home a possibility.

While an in-home caregiver can help you get ready in the morning, can perform light cleaning tasks and even help with dinner, it’s important to know that our caregivers also provide an emotional support to bolster mental and social wellbeing. We know for many people who stay in their homes, they don’t get to socialize or enjoy regular conversations with others.

By having a caregiver in the home we can also talk to your loved ones and provide meaningful conversation. We also know how to have a little fun, too. So if your family member enjoys card games, puzzles or other activities, we can also take part in these activities together. An in-home caregiver, in many ways, becomes part of your family. We value being able to provide our clients with the freedom they need day in and day out in the beautiful homes they’ve created.

If you want to learn more about medical home care and the many services KSI Companion Care can offer you or a family member in Houma, LA, then call our office today for a free assessment. We know nothing is more important than staying in your home and our team is here to make sure that you can still have your independence no matter your age.

By KSI Companion Care
July 11, 2018
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Care Giver  

Selecting a caregiver for a family member is one of the most important things you can do to help a family member in need. Unfortunately, care giverit's not always so easy to determine if caregivers really have the compassion and expertise you and your family need. KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, matches clients to caregivers based on a variety of factors.

What qualities does the ideal caregiver possess?

The best caregivers have one or more of these traits:

  • A Friendly Demeanor: Too often, elderly family members feel as if they're a burden to the younger generation. The best caregivers make their clients feel valued and respected and never behave as if caring for the client is an imposition.
  • Patience: Working with clients who are frustrated by mobility issues or other limitations isn't always easy. Choosing a caregiver who has infinite patience is the key to a successful relationship.
  • Initiative: Good caregivers identify what needs to be done around the house and take care of basic tasks that the client may no longer be able to perform, such as preparing simple meals or running errands. They also notice sudden changes in behavior and health and inform family members about these issues.
  • Compatible Personalities: Personalities play an important role in caregiver-client relationships. Clients who value peace and quiet won't be happy with a chatty caregiver, while those who crave conversation will be equally unhappy with a caregiver who isn't interested in engaging in small talk.
  • Competence: Good caregivers are equally adept at helping clients bathe as they are at meal preparation and caring for pets.
  • Reliability: Excellent caregivers take their positions seriously and arrive on time every day.

KSI Companion Care can help you find the best caregiver

You probably don't have the time to place ads on websites or in local publications, then screen and interview candidates. KSI Companion Care in Houma takes care of these details for you. The staff also meets with you and your family member to ensure that a good match between caregiver and client.

Do you need to find competent, friendly caregivers for a family member? Call KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, at (985) 655-4444 to schedule an appointment to discuss the company's services and available caregivers.





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