Specialty Care for Advanced Illnesses & Recovery
Elderly adults who have been diagnosed with a chronic condition often experience drastic changes in their abilities and daily activities. With symptoms creating a different set of challenges for each patient, it is crucial that care is tailored to their specific needs and preferences. At Home Care Assistance, we understand that caring for an elderly adult with a chronic illness requires specialized services to enhance their quality of life. Our caregivers are expertly trained to manage the complex symptoms and challenges of age related conditions and diseases.
Home Care Assistance Specialty Care Services
Alzheimer’s Care – Some of our advanced Alzheimer’s care services include memory care to support existing cognitive ability, companionship to enhance mood and reduce depression, and careful supervision to decrease the risk of wandering and falls.
Dementia Care – In addition to professional assistance with activities of daily living, caregivers promote social interaction, encourage activities to support memory and cognition, and provide safety and comfort through 24 hour monitoring.
Parkinson’s Care – Parkinson’s care plans focus on assistance with balance, mobility and physical exercises to maintain muscle strength and flexibility. Caregivers encourage clients to complete basic activities and also help with feeding and personal care including bathing, dressing, grooming and incontinence.
Stroke Care – Depending on the severity of the stroke, caregivers can help with feeding and offer mobility assistance around the home and to and from the bed or wheelchair. Caregivers encourage mental stimulation and assist with physical and occupational speech therapy exercises prescribed by the client’s physician.
Cancer Care – Specialty cancer care includes promoting total health with nutritious meal preparation according to dietary preferences. Transportation to chemotherapy and radiation sessions is also available, with caregivers offering emotional support and companionship throughout the entire treatment process.
Fall Recovery Care – Caregivers help reduce the risk of future falls and injuries through quality assistance, monitoring and by ensuring a safe home environment (e.g. removing tripping hazards). Fall recovery care plans also include assistance with mobility and physical exercises that promote balance, flexibility and strength.
Post Hospital Care – Our From Hospital to Home Care guide and website (HospitaltoHomeCare.com), provides an overview of the challenges and resources associated with each step in the transition from hospital to home. Through these steps, our caregivers help reduce hospital readmission and ensure optimal recovery. Caregivers ensure seniors follow the medication administration schedule prescribed by their doctor, attend all follow up appointments and participate in physical therapy exercises. Seniors also receive invaluable encouragement, support and companionship throughout the recovery process.
Hospice Care – With Hospice care, our caregivers ensure your loved one is comfortable, assist with personal hygiene, provide one-on-one companionship to combat loneliness and offer emotional support for the patient as well as their family.