Posts for tag: Senior Home Assistance
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.
As people age, certain activities and responsibilities can become difficult, even impossible, to continue doing alone. For many of these people, their family members live too far away to be available immediately; work and other commitments can make regular visits difficult as well. That's why KSI Companion Care in Houma, Louisiana employs friendly, capable people who can fill in the gaps when it comes to assisting seniors with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and running errands. Read on to learn how hiring a senior home assistance professional could be exactly what your family needs!
Mobility issues that accompany conditions such arthritis or diabetes can make getting bathed or dressed a challenge. Our senior home assistance caregivers can help your family member with bathing, hygiene and other personal tasks to keep them clean and healthy. Keeping track of a medication regimen can also be confusing; we're happy to help keep track of this schedule and ensure that your family member is taking the proper dosages at the right time of day.
Around the house
Housekeeping is an important part of maintaining normalcy and comfort. However, lugging a vacuum cleaner around or stooping to dust or remove laundry from a dryer isn't always easy for an elderly or disabled person. Light housekeeping duties such as these are another service we provide as part of our senior home assistance program at KSI Companion Care in Houma.
Driving a car is often one of the first regular activities that need to be curbed as a person loses mobility or vision capabilities. However, our senior home assistance team can pick up the slack by running errands for your family member or driving them to the grocery or doctor's appointments in Houma.
If you've been worrying about how to care for your aging family member, senior home assistance could be perfect for you! Contact KSI Companion Care in Houma, Louisiana to learn more!
If you have an elderly parent or family member, worrying just may be your new hobby. You never know if your forgetful relative will forget to turn off the stove or neglect to eat nutritious meals. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do but worry when you must spend eight or more hours at work every day. Senior home assistance helps relieve your concerns by providing daily care for your relative from a friendly, highly qualified caregiver. Dr. Patrick Haydel of KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, explains how senior home assistance works.
Personal care tailored to your relative's needs
Before KSI Companion Care sends a caregiver to your relative's home, a personal care coordinator will visit the home and spend time with you and your family member. During the meeting, you'll discuss your relative's needs and preferences. Based on the conversation, the coordinator will develop a plan to address your family member's care needs.
A variety of services offered
Every Houma area client doesn't require the same level of service. You'll be able to choose the type of help your loved needs and wants. Services may include:
- Grocery shopping
- Meal planning, preparation and clean up
- Transportation to stores, social visits, church services and recreational activities
- Light housekeeping
- Pet care
- Medication reminders and assistance opening medication containers
- Errands, such as picking up prescriptions and dry cleaning
Bathroom accidents are common as we age. Sometimes, the issue is simply that arthritis or mobility issues make it difficult to manipulate clothing or reach the toilet easily. Our caregivers provide bathroom assistance and also help your family member bathe, brush his or her teeth, get dressed and transfer to and from beds and chairs.
The days can be long and lonely when you live by yourself. Caregivers provide much-needed social interaction that will help your family members remain active and engaged.
Care you can count on
Caregivers are carefully chosen based on their experience, personalities and genuine desire to help clients who need a little assistance at home. References are checked and every caregiver undergoes a thorough background check. For your peace of mind, caregivers are insured to protect you from loss.
Could your parent or family member benefit from senior home assistance? Call Dr. Haydel of KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, at (985) 655-4444 to schedule an appointment.