In consultation with the doctor, a registered nurse will set up a plan of care. Nursing care may include wound dressing, ostomy care, intravenous therapy, administering medication, monitoring the general health of the patient, pain control and other health support.
Home Health Aides can assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), like bathing, toileting, dressing and grooming. Basic housekeeping (cleaning, laundry, etc.). Preparing and/or delivering meals. Companionship (reading aloud, playing games, chatting, etc.). Assistance with ambulation, transfers, fall prevention, medication reminders, errands and appointment escorts.
Companion Care aides can help the patient with his or her basic personal needs such as getting out of bed, walking, bathing and dressing. Some aides have received specialized training to assist with more specialized care under the supervision of a nurse such as exercise and range of motion. Can accompany patients to events such as family outings.
Going to doctor appointments alone can be both difficult and intimidating for the elderly. Sometimes, patients who need medical attention end up not going because of that difficulty or fear. That’s precisely why we offer this service to our patients.
A homemaker helps with chores or tasks and assists with maintaining the household with meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, housekeeping items, as well as errands and appointment escorts. Some patients who are home alone may require a companion to provide comfort and supervision.
It can be difficult, if not nearly impossible, for some patients to get the proper socialization they need due to physical limitations or the sheer intimidation of talking to new people. We offer socialization care to help our patients maintain the interaction they need. This is one of the main ways we assist in supporting the mental health of our patients.