You and your family are special. Knowing when it’s time to step in for parents and get them the extra help can be difficult and uncomfortable. Caring for them on your own as their caregiver, puts incredible stress on one’s personal well-being and professional life. WE understand that you love your parents and want the best for them, but many times do not know where to turn. Let us help you. Studies have shown that over 89% of seniors say that they would prefer to remain in their homes indefinitely as they age.
We offer Companions, Live-in Caregiver, Homemakers, Personal Care Assistants, Travel Companions and Nursing Services. We can care for you while in the hospital, rehab center or home. We will be there for you…where you need us.
Hourly care may be provided for as little as ONE hour to start services. Usually a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of care per visit are required in most agencies to begin hourly care services. At Compassionate Caregivers that is not the case. Services can extend to 2- 4-8-12 hours and up to 24 hours during the day or evening while a family member is at work or for times your loved one may need additional care and assistance. Typically a senior who is resistant to care will be open to more hours of service once they experience the benefits of a Caregiver’s visits. Compassionate Caregivers will ask clients to commit to a regularly weekly schedule, in order to staff a qualified, consistent Caregiver and changes to the schedule can be made. Pricing will vary based upon the care needs.
ASSISTED LIVING AT HOME 24 HOUR LIVE IN CARE
Our 24 Hour Live in Care known as “Assisted Living at Home” is our signature program designed to not only support independence but to promote quality of life and health through improved sleep, better nutrition, activities of daily living, socialization and companionship. Our caregivers live with a client for consecutive 24-48 HR shifts, providing the round the clock company and attention of a family member.
Seniors who need someone to be with them around-the-clock, but are able to allow the Caregiver to adequately sleep at night, will require a live-in Caregiver. The Caregiver does not actually “live” with the senior, but will go to their own home between shifts. Typically a team of three Caregivers will rotate days to provide the client with a consistent team. The client is required to provide food for the Caregiver and a place for them to sleep.
Compassionate Caregivers will provide loving, compassionate home care services wherever home is – their home, a retirement community, an assisted living facility or nursing home.
Whether it's helping with the little things of daily life as a senior citizen or a high degree of attention - we care about your loved one and making them as happy and comfortable with us as possible. Compassion, sensitivity, respect, and understanding are a few of the qualities that we uphold our caregivers to.
Compassionate Caregivers employees are our employees. Not an independent contractor. Our staff family is made up of qualified and dedicated nursing staff and caregivers. We are honored to care for your loved one and we do not take that lightly.
FLUFF AND TUCK
Fluff and Tuck is an unique program where our caregivers arrive in the morning to help you start your day and arrive in the evening to assist you with your evening routine. We provide your loved one the safety check and assistance your loved one needs and the comfort for you of knowing that they are safe and secure. This service is for a maximum visit of 1 ½ hours each visit. The morning visit must be completed by noon. The evening visit is after 6 pm and completed no later than 11pm. This service is provided by a companion or patient care assistant depending upon the level of assistance required.
This care program is designed by a certified dementia practitioner or registered nurse or geriatric care manager. This service is available for as little or as much as you need (there are no minimum number of hours required) and it is delivered to where ever you call home and it is performed by certified home health aides.
In this program we offer:
- Hygiene and grooming
- Medication reminders and assistance
- Home making and house keeping
- Meal Preparation
- Errands and shopping
- Mental stimulation and memory games
- Restorative care to improve and maintain mobility
- Plant care & Pet Care
- Personal care
Our goal with this service is 4 pronged:
- To support INDEPENDENCE and to deliver dignified care so older adults can remain in the home for as long as possible if is their wish.
- To give every older adult the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life on their own terms where ever they call home regardless of their life limiting diagnosis.
- To make care affordable by offering care that is not restrictive or limited to a specific number of hours per shift.
- To help the family caregivers to keep sane and to promote their work life balance so that caregiving become a less stressful and more gratifying experience.
People with movement disorders can experience involuntary movement such as tremor, abnormal posture, slowness, walking difficulty, and stiffness due to neurological conditions.
More than 30 different diseases are identified as neurological movement disorders. These disorders, which include Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, range from mild to severe. While symptoms vary widely, the disorders are often progressive, increasing in severity over time. Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. have movement disorder of some type.
While many movement disorders are not life threatening, patients are significantly impacted in their ability to function well and live independently. Depression and other mental problems can coexist.
Most movement disorders are not curable, although treatment may slow or decrease symptoms. Compassionate Caregivers Home Care is a licensed provider of the Delay the Disease Program
Our employees have been specially trained in the Delay the Disease Program and can help your loved one slow the progression of the disease through participating in specially designed care plans specific to your disease.
POST HOSPITAL & POST REHAB CARE:
Hospitals are turning into a giant ICU so patients who are admitted are much sicker today than patients whom were admitted into hospitals ten and fifteen years ago.
Each day your loved one is in the hospital, he/she loses 3-5 (possibly more for people with movement disorders) days of their pre-hospital level of body functioning. After only a few days in the hospital, your loved one may not be able to walk or to take care of his/her personal care needs. Then, here come the discussion of rehab. Sometimes, he/she may show symptoms of dementia with or after a hospital stay.
Statistics has shown that 85% of the people who go into the rehab facility never turn to their home…they get transferred into a long-term care facility because they need more care than their family caregivers are able to provide at the time. What if you are not prepared for that or your loved one does not want to go but needs a lot of care after a hospital stay? What if your loved one wants to come home or stay home and age in place?
We created our post rehab and post hospital care program as a solution.
This service is designed by either our movement disorder certified RN or our geriatric care manager and the care is performed by our Life Enhancement Caregivers.
We begin with an assessment of the level of care. We will meet families at the hospital or rehab facility if needed to discuss and plan the care. We will begin the care as soon as it is needed and very often, 24 hours of care is needed. We begin those with 2-3 shifts in a day of 8-12 hours each and we will do this for 7-14 days and then reevaluate. Very often, 24 hours is needed for only a short time while the care recipient regains his/her pre hospital level of functioning. We will adjust the care program as needed. Very often, the cost of care goes down after the first 30 days barring other health issues or complications.
Additional services offered in this program include:
- Personal care & hygiene
- Incontinence care to improve bladder and bowel continue
- Restorative exercises to get your loved one walking again
- Parkinson’s care
- Movement disorder care
- Post stroke care
- Post hospital care
- Post-surgical care
- Post rehab care
- Palliative and hospice support care
The BIG GOALS of this program are 3 pronged.
- To support the care recipient in regaining their highest functional level in the shortest amount of time possible.
- To delay the need for an assisted living or nursing home move or to make is possible for someone to continue living in an assisted living facility even when the level of care has been increased.
- To support someone who is transitioning from one level of care to another including palliative and hospice care.
Millions of Americans provide unpaid assistance each year to elderly family, friends, and neighbors to help them remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Sometimes these caregivers need time off to relax or take care of other responsibilities. This is where respite care can be helpful. It provides the -family caregivers with the break they need, and also ensures that their elderly loved one is still receiving the attention that he or she needs.
Respite care is not all the same. Respite can vary in time from part of a day to several weeks. Respite encompasses a wide variety of services including traditional home-based care, as well as adult day care, skilled nursing, home health, and short term institutional care. At Compassionate caregivers our in-home respite care involves the following four types of services for the more impaired older person:
- Companion services to help the family caregiver supervise, entertain, or just visit with the senior when he or she is lonely and wants company.
- Homemaker services to assist with housekeeping chores, preparing meals, or shopping.
- Personal care services to help the aged individual bathe, get dressed, go to the bathroom, and/or exercise.
- Skilled care services to assist the family caregiver in tending to the senior’s medical needs, such as when administering medications.
If and when you are facing the need for respite care of a loved one, our specially trained life enhancement caregivers are there to provide you with the comfort of knowing that your loved ones are in caring hands so that you can get the rest you need.