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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.
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
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.
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
- 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.
You 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
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 services, 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!