Home Care is supportive care provided in the home. Non-Medical Care is provided by professional caregivers who provide daily care to help ensure mental stimulation, safety, and that the activities of daily living (ADLs) are met.
ADLs are considered routine activities that an individual is expected to do without assistance. Examples include eating, walking, transferring, personal hygiene, continence, dressing, and taking medications. Personal care refers to the "hands on" care associated with ADLs such as assistance with bathing or toileting.
There are also IADLs or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, these are tasks that support an independent lifestyle. Examples include tasks like using the telephone, doing laundry, making appointments, grocery shopping, and managing finances.
Home Care can encompass anything from a few IADLs such as help grocery shopping and organizing to 24/7 personal care, and everything in between. Every care plan is customized to your specific needs.
who needs home care?
Home care is a benefit for anyone that feels they can longer perform some or all activities of daily living in their home. For some, this means they cannot drive any longer and need a ride to the grocery store. For others, it involves companionship to prevent depression and increase mental stimulation. For those recovering from surgery or a stroke, a caregiver may prepare meals, keep the house neat, help with bathing, and fall prevention. Anyone suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, can benefit from mental stimulation, help with household chores and errands, to one day receiving assistance with dressing, feeding, and safety concerns.
Home care isn't just for the elderly. Unfortunately, we can suffer from debilitating diseases at any age. Those suffering from cancer or rehabilitating from a surgery need the same forms of assistance as the elderly may.
why and how do people with dementia stay at home?
Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family, and routines are important to those affected with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Consistency, familiarity, and a sense of comfort provide a feeling of safety in an otherwise confusing time. It is important to start receiving care in the early stages, in order to get a good grasp of who this person is, what do they like to do. Having the ability to slowly watch the disease progress, allows the caregiver to pick up on small changes and adapt accordingly. As the disease worsens, being at home allows for one-on-one care. Along with forgetfulness and confusion, dementia brings on many anxieties, stresses, and fears. Issues such as wandering, hallucinations, and paranoia, require immediate and uninterrupted attention.
Do i have to pay more for certain services?
No, prices are not based on services. You pay for the amount of time you need care, the services you use within that time are based on your care plan.
what if my needs change?
Care is tailored to meet your specific and individual needs. If your needs change, we will adapt and make any necessary changes to fulfill your needs.
What if my loved one lives in an assisted living facility?
We consider anywhere you live to be your home. We will absolutely still provide the same services and same level of care if your loved one lives in a facility or nursing home. Some facilities do require their staff to perform certain duties, otherwise, we can provide all of the supplemental care required.
Do I need to be a client to use your driving ASSESSMENT program?
No, you do not need to be a client in order to utilize our Beyond Driving with Dignity program. Our assessments are for anyone that feels their elderly loved one may be at risk of unsafe driving. There is no obligation or expectation to sign up for home care following an assessment. We are also able to travel outside of the Greater Akron area to provide assessments for those that would not normally be in our care range.