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

As people age, certain activities and responsibilities can become difficult, even impossible, to continue doing alone. For many of these senior home assistancepeople, 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!

Personal care

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.

Errands

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!

By KSI Companion Care
December 15, 2017
Category: Companion Care
Tags: In-home Care  

As we age, daily tasks can become increasingly more difficult to manage. It can become more challenging to prepare meals, clean the in-home carehouse, and complete other daily activities, leaving many older individuals facing the possibility of leaving their homes for assisted living facilities. There is an alternative that allows you to remain in your home, though. An in-home care giver provides assistance with daily tasks so you can stay in your beloved home. Dr. Patrick Haydel and the staff at KSI Companion Care can arrange an in-home care giver in the Houma area for you.

Benefits

Having an in-home care giver offers several benefits. Major benefits include being able to retain your independence while remaining in the comfort of your own home. Rather than move in with other family members, or into an assisted living facility, you can continue living in the home you love. An additional benefit of having an in-home care giver is friendly companionship. An in-home care giver visits as many days a week as needed to provide personalized care and companionship in a friendly and respectful manner.

Services

The Houma area in-home care givers at KSI Companion Care provide a variety of services to help you or your loved one with daily tasks. Whether you or your loved one needs long-term assistance or just short-term help while recovering from an illness or injury, Dr. Haydel or another KSI Companion Care staff member can help you develop a care plan specific to you or your loved one’s needs. Examples of some of the different types of services an in-home care giver can provide include:

  • Companionship and conversation
  • Personal care or grooming assistance
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Household chores
  • Laundry

Some of the service areas above include assistance with a range of tasks. For instance, personal care and grooming assistance can encompass helping with such tasks as brushing the hair, oral hygiene, or getting dressed. Meal planning and preparation can include such tasks as cooking, food clean-up, and washing dishes. Companionship and conversation might include engaging in hobbies, such as playing board games or helping with pets.

An in-home care giver provides a practical way to remain in the comfort of your own home even when life’s daily tasks become too difficult to manage alone. An in-home care giver helps with cooking, cleaning, and other tasks so you can continue enjoying the home you love. To arrange for an in-home care giver in Houma, LA, contact Dr. Haydel and the staff at KSI Companion Care by calling (985) 655-4444.

By KSI Companion Care
October 04, 2017
Category: Companion Care
Tags: Care Giver  

Do you or a family member find it hard to prepare meals, get dressed or drive to doctor's appointments? A caregiver can help you or your care giverrelative maintain your independence despite your difficulties. Dr. Patrick Haydel of KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, explains how you can benefit from the services of a caregiver.

What types of help do caregivers offer?

Caregivers aren't nurses and don't provide medical assistance. Instead, they help you or a loved one with basic daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing, grooming or using the bathroom. The services your caregiver performs will depend on your needs and preferences but may include:

  • Providing transportation to medical appointments, shopping, church and visits to friends in the Houma area.
  • Help with sitting or standing
  • Grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparation
  • Light cleaning (sweeping, vacuuming, washing dishes and laundry)
  • Assistance with medications, such as opening medications and providing reminders
  • Help with pet care
  • Performing errands, such as picking up dry cleaning or prescriptions

In addition to helping clients with the tasks that they can no longer do, caregivers also provide much needed social interaction. Regular interaction also helps keep the mind sharper and may improve a relative's enjoyment of life.

Caregivers provide much-needed peace of mind if a family member has become forgetful. When a caregiver is on the job, you won't have to worry that your loved one will forget to eat, or neglect to take medications.

How are caregivers selected?

Background and reference checks are an important part of the screening process, but they aren't the only considerations. The ideal caregivers are not only capable but also compassionate, friendly and accommodating. KSI Companion Care carefully matches clients and caregivers, considering personalities, physical limitations and other needs. Care plans aren't cookie cutter but reflect the unique needs of each client. In addition to offering in-home care, we also provide caregivers for people who are in assisted living or nursing homes.

Could a caregiver help make life easier for your or a family member? Call KSI Companion Care in Houma, LA, at (985) 655-4444 for more information.

By KSI Companion Care
August 03, 2017
Category: Companion Care

As people age and mobility becomes more limited, routine tasks, such as housekeeping and meal preparation can become more Adult and Elderly Sitterchallenging. It can be helpful having someone, such as a care giver, around to help out with these activities. Alternatively, it can be comforting to know elderly loved ones are not alone when you cannot be there if a care giver is available for companionship and conversation. Dr. Patrick Haydel and the care givers at KSI Companion Care are dedicated to providing compassionate elderly and adult sitter care in Houma, LA.

Services

The care givers at KSI Companion Care provide a variety of elderly and adult sitter services in Houma. Create a custom care plan for yourself or your loved one based on specific personal needs. Available services include:

  • Personal care assistance
  • Companionship and conversation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation
  • Reminders to take medications when needed
  • Grocery shopping and running other errands
  • Respite care (to give family members a break)
  • Assistance recovering from illness or injury

A variety of specific services is available within each of these general areas. For instance, personal care assistance can include help with such activities as oral hygiene, bathing, grooming and getting dressed. Companionship and conversation might include participating in specific hobbies, social interaction or help caring for pets. Meal preparation can include meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, washing dishes and clean up. Transportation is available for such things as recreational activities, visiting family and friends or attending church.

Elderly and adult care services are available to meet a variety of personal needs. Whether you are interested in companionship, personal care assistance, light housekeeping, transportation or something else, for yourself or an elderly loved one, Dr. Haydel and the staff of KSI Companion Care can help. To arrange for an adult sitter in Houma, LA, contact KSI Companion Care at (985) 655-4444.

By KSI Companion Care
July 27, 2017
Category: Companion Care

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 tosenior home assistance 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.





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