In-Home Care can help prolong independent living
Tuesday, 04 April, 2017
For many seniors, living at home for long as possible is a priority. But the natural aging process can make that difficult over time. At Caring Springs Senior Care, we provide in-home care services that can help prolong independent living. Our Interactive Caregiving approach transforms day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful interactions. This includes conversation and activities that engage and enrich the physical, mental, social, and emotional lives of seniors.
From helping with meals and mobility to personal care and errands, our in-home care lends a helping hand.
See our comprehensive list of services below to see how we could be a fit for you or your aging loved ones.
Grooming, and Hygiene
Caring Springs Senior Cares’ goal is to assist our clients with their personal care routines so they can look and feel their best. Studies have proven how effective and positive it is for seniors to have regular hygiene and grooming. For clients who fear falling while bathing, or have physical or cognitive limitations that make bath-time difficult, our caregivers are there to help. We can assist with shampooing, shaving (with an electric shaver), hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs.
Remaining active in your golden years is one of the best ways to maintain the quality of life. Our caregivers help seniors remain active by assisting them in getting from place to place in comfort and safety.
Transferring and Positioning
One of our top priorities is helping our clients move around their homes. This may include getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs. Proper transferring and positioning can contribute to reducing bedsore risks. This also helps reduce muscle atrophy, while encouraging proper breathing and digestion. It can also lower the risk of falls and injuries, as well as keep our clients as comfortable as possible.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
We understand the sensitive nature of toileting and incontinence care for our clients. Without proper help, seniors can face many issues. These may include skin infections, unpleasant odors, and general hygiene problems. Our caregivers offer compassionate, dignified help with these personal aspects of daily living.
Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet can impact well-being and vitality across the board. In fact, many of our seniors have prescribed meal plans they must stick to for health reasons. Whether you’re looking for help adhering to a special diet or just want to improve nutrition, our caregivers can help. They also provide companionship, turning meals into social time by engaging with seniors while they eat. The positive environment helps them feel more relaxed. Supervision also makes certain your loved ones get proper nourishment.
Our caregivers help certain clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Our caregivers also help clients eat nutritious menus to promote disease prevention, healing, and healthy living. We make an extra effort to turn meals into enjoyable social time by engaging our clients in conversation over food.
Conversation and Companionship
Studies prove that seniors who stay social and engaged have a better quality of life. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship - a fantastic way to keep your loved ones engaged and upbeat.
Daily tasks, like meal preparation, can be a lot of work for seniors. Our caregivers step in and help in the kitchen when needed. They cook hot and wholesome meals to meet nutritional and dietary needs. Your loved ones are always welcome to work alongside their caregiver during meal prep. This time spent working together is an excellent opportunity for social interaction and conversation.
Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. Our services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows reachable without a ladder.
Getting around can be difficult for seniors, especially if they are unable to drive. Our caregivers take care of this problem by running around for you. This can include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office. Your loved ones are welcome to stay home or come along for the ride as a way to stay active.
Being out and about benefits a senior’s mind, body, and spirit. It's an integral part of our caregiving. For older adults unable to drive, our caregivers provide transportation incidental to other services, such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping. Just about anywhere your senior wants to go, our caregivers can help them get there.
Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist in ensuring that clients take their medication as prescribed. Our caregivers can help with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.
Paying particular attention to grooming can help a senior feel and look better. As a person ages, grooming can sometimes present physical challenges. Our caregivers assist clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs so seniors can look and feel their best.
At Caring Springs Senior Care, we have experienced caregivers ready to help. Whether your loved one needs a little help for a few hours or needs 24-hour care, we have you covered. Contact our care coordinator on 913-401-5322 today!