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6 Home Care Services That Should Be Offered

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There’s a big difference between private home care and professional home care as well. So how are you supposed to make the right choice?

Here are the top six services your professional home health care provider should offer.

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Companion Care

Staying active and socially engaged is critical for seniors’ health and well-being. However, as much as we love spending time with our loved ones, most of us can’t be there as much as we’d like to. Our caregivers are experienced with far more than just the physical and medical tasks of home care. We offer in-home elder care that fills the gaps and warms the heart, giving a richer more fulfilling experience for your loved one.

Companion Care Services include but are not limited to:

  • Talking, listening, and sharing experiences
  • Playing games and cards
  • Reading assistance
  • Doing puzzles
  • Escorting to and from check-ups, errands, social events, etc.
  • Sorting and organizing mail
  • Connecting with friends and family through social media (Skype, Facebook, etc.)

Companion Care services shouldn’t be limited to just your home. Having a social life is important no matter where your loved one may be. A good home care provider will help in more areas then at home.
For instance, Superior Senior Home Care offers companion care in other locations as well:

  • Retirement communities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Independent living facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
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Personal Care

Everyday tasks that may seem easy to do by yourself are very difficult for those in a physically weakened state. Activities like moving around, proper hygiene, and even keeping nutritionally healthy are often taken for granted.

Personal in-home care by a professional provides that needed support. Therefore, your aging or disabled family member can be where they’re happiest: at home. We can help with a range of needs, including:

  • Feeding
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Mobility
    • Getting in and out of bed
    • Sitting and standing
    • Navigating stairs
  • Using the bathroom
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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

Home care is challenging enough, but it is even more so when dealing with loved ones who are suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s. This often requires superhuman amounts of patience, love, and most of all – professional training. It can be overwhelming at times, but you need not ever despair. Diseases like this have been well documented and there is a wealth of resources available for how to properly treat and care for those suffering. Home Care providers must be specially trained and certified through partnerships with the National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s Care (NCBAC).

Ensuring your caregivers are well equipped, trained, and have the experience and backing of the NCBAC behind them is essential to achieve a higher quality of life for your entire family.

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Respite Care

Respite Care helps not just your elderly or disabled loved ones, but you as well. Caring for a person you love is extremely rewarding, but the reality is that it is also very stressful for the person giving the care as well as the person being cared for. We provide you with the well-deserved break and rest that you need to refresh and recharge yourself. All while knowing that your loved ones are receiving the best care and service that you can provide for them.

Respite care gives you the time and space that you need, not so that you can be away from your loved ones, but so that you can care for them better by making sure you yourself are healthy and cared for as well.

Your respite provider will integrate with your family routine, taking account of all the special little quirks that make every family unique. We strive to give your loved ones the same care and love that you show them.

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Homemaker’s Services

Home is where the heart is, and a well-kept, orderly, and clean home warms the heart. Elderly or disabled loved ones may find it challenging to regularly maintain themselves and their homes, however. Even simple housekeeping tasks like cooking or sweeping can be overwhelming.

A disorganized or untidy environment can contribute to feelings of depression, isolation, and hopelessness. It may even be dangerous as elderly or disabled persons might trip without assistance.

Our families trust the services we provide because they help create a warm, inviting environment so that you loved once can rest in peace and comfort.

  • Laundry and changing bed linens
  • Ironing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Kitchen cleaning and organization (including checking expiration dates)
  • Cleaning and organizing bathrooms
  • Vacuuming and sweeping
  • Pet care and plant care assistance
  • Replacing batteries in smoke detectors and other household safety features
  • Replacing air filters
  • Eliminating tripping hazards and safe-proofing the home
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Hospice Care

Nothing is more heartbreaking than when you hear the dreaded words from a medical expert. Words that put a timetable on the life of a loved one.

These are the times when we need to concentrate more on quality of life rather than quantity. We want to make sure that they are as comfortable and as happy as they can be. Hospice services can help by being the shoulder to lean on and the ear to listen. It is our privilege and honor to guide and help both you and your loved ones through this phase.

Superior Senior Home Care offers a complimentary consultation with an advisor to help you determine your loved one’s home care needs. To schedule your free consultation, call 805.430.8767 or contact us online.

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