The definitive choice in home care for seniors
Companionship Senior Care
Companionship Senior Care is primarily emotional support for seniors who are generally healthy and want to retain their independence at home.
It can also include a range of non-medical home care that help make a senior’s life more manageable.
Companionship Senior Care includes stimulation of mental acuity, assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (transportation and attendant services, shopping, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping) and much more.
Even though Companionship Senior Care focuses on in-home healthcare for seniors, it can also benefit those in assisted living and nursing home facilities.
Personal Home Care
When Companionship Senior Care is simply not enough.
As seniors age, their cognitive skills, mental acuity and motor skills diminish to a point where routine Activities of Daily Living (ADLs); eating, bathing, selecting proper attire, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and maintaining continence become to difficult to manage.
Other areas that may be affected by diminished skills are Instrumental Activites of Daily Living (IDLs); managing finances, transportation, shopping & errands, preparing meals, using communication devices, managing medication and housekeeping.
Often times, this process of diminishing skills occurs gradually over time making it difficult for them to recognize their quality of life has lessened greatly. If they feel the need for assistance, they seldom ask a family members for help.
This stems from their wanting to hold on to what dignity and independence they have left and the desire not to burden their family. They may also fear the thought of leaving the comfort of their home in lieu of a nursing home or assisted living. Thus, they endure and suffer.
AnswerCare is the Answer
As our name implies, AnswerCare is the answer. Our team of compassionate, highly trained and licensed caregivers can renew your loved one’s Quality of Life, help them retain their dignity and provide them with peace of mind in knowing their independence will remain intact.
Our Personal Home Care is not a sitting service. We view the responsibility of caring for your loved with significance and importance. From the development of a customized CarePlan to the implementation of care, we respect and appreciate the opportunity to care for your loved. Our team of caregivers are carefully chosen and possess a true desire to care for others.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
Dementia affects your mental abilities, which affect your ability to carry out Activities of Daily Living (ADLs); eating, bathing, selecting proper attire, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and maintaining continence. Dementia may also affect one’s ability to perform Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IDLs); managing finances, transportation, shopping & errands, preparing meals, using communication devices, managing medication and housekeeping.
People with dementia, particularly those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, usually have trouble solving problems, doing daily tasks, and may even have trouble controlling their emotions. Having a loved one diagnosed with dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease can cause much fear and anxiety over its progression and the subsequent management of care.
According to the Mayo Clinic, people with dementia, particularly those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, benefit greatly from a familiar environment. It is crucial to their health and well-being. Changing the routine and moving them into an unfamiliar environment can be especially daunting.
AnswerCare can help alleviate the fear and anxiety associated with dementia care management. Our highly trained caregivers will implement a customized CarePlan developed by our Clinical Director specifically for your loved one. The CarePlan will be developed through an onsite assessment of your loved one and a subsequent discussion with the client’s family.
We at AnswerCare believe that a senior with dementia should live in an environment that provides comfort, routine and personal interaction. It should be a familiar setting and offer meaningful activities that the senior enjoys.
Post-Hospital Recovery Care
Our team of compassionate, highly trained and licensed caregivers will address the post-hospital recovery needs of your loved one and aid in their recovery.
Returning home from the hospital can be a time of joy and relief for both you and your loved one. However, those feelings can quickly vanish if the proper procedures are not implemented upon returning home. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted to a hospital within one month of discharge; CMS considers this number excessive and believes that re-admissions are an indicator of quality of care, or lack thereof.
If you’re planning to personally care for your loved one when they return home, AnswerCare can coordinate our home care with you to enhance the care of your loved one.
Our Post-Hospital Recovery Care includes:
- Respite Home Care – AnswerCare will provide respite home care for the primary caregiver through shared care services.
- Dietary Management – AnswerCare will assist with meal planning, grocery shopping, preparation of meals and feeding to ensure your loved one is receiving a nutritional diet and proper hydration.
- Medication Reminders – AnswerCare will remind your loved one to take their prescribed medication(s) at the appropriate time and observe them doing so. This will minimize the possibility of prescription abuse or neglect.
- Accompany to Medical Follow-up Appointment – AnswerCare will ensure your loved one attends all follow-up medical appointments by keep track of all follow-up appointment requirements, scheduling follow-up appointments when necessary and providing transportation to each appointment scheduled. Once there, AnswerCare caregivers will wait for your loved one to complete their follow-up visit, record any further instructions provided by the physician, return your loved one home, review the revised recovery instructions with them and see to their needs.
- Quality Control - Our caregivers will record all tasks performed during their time spent with your loved one in AnswerCare’s Family Room Portal. This is important for both tracking progress, caregiver accountability and to provide you with an up-to-date caregiver activity log. The Family Room Portal Access also provides a scheduling calendar and invoice history. In this way, you can monitor your loved one’s care from afar.
End of Life Care
End of Life Care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill person’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.
End of Life care typically relies on family members to provide the primary caregiving duties. However, due to the growing number of qualified Hospice providers, more and more families are turning to certified Hospice providers for much needed assistance.
AnswerCare will work in a conjunction with your certified Hospice provider to ensure your loved one is receiving the very best care possible. In addition, our End of Life Care can provide Respite Home Care to the primary caregiver(s).
We at AnswerCare take a palliative approach in the caring of our clients’ and their families. This is accomplished by focusing on improving Quality of Life through the reduction of emotional and physical stress often associated with a serious illness.
Equally important, our End of Life Care is available at any stage of your loved one’s illness, even while your loved one receives curative treatment.
Respite Home Care
Respite Home Care provides in-home personal healthcare to your loved one so that you may take a break from the stressful demands of being the primary caregiver.
Our Respite Home Care can be scheduled weekly for a scheduled respite or as needed for the occasional respite, such as a vacation. Either way, our compassionate caregivers will provide worry-free care of your loved one.
While away from your loved one, you will have online access to our Family Room Portal which allows you to view all that is happening with your loved one each day.
It’s all About You
No one can expend their energy, strength, and time giving to someone else, especially in the demanding role of family caregiver, without replenishing their own reserves. Sooner or later, something has to give.
Respite Home Care brings temporary relief to primary caregivers from the continuing demands of someone with special needs. Respite Home Care may be planned or emergency, in home or elsewhere, for a few hours or perhaps a couple of weeks. The purpose of respite is to allow the caregiver to rest, recharge, and remember that there is life beyond care giving. Respite Home Care is about You!
We are blessed to have AnswerCare join our family. I feel very comfortable when AnswerCare is taking care of my mother.
Providing High-Value and Flexible Senior Care
A Team Approach
AnswerCare provides a variety of non-medical home care that allow seniors to remain in their homes and meet the challenges of aging with dignity and independence. We treat the responsibility of caring for your loved with the utmost importance. From the development of a customized CarePlan to the implementation of care, we will provide exceptional care with professionalism, compassion and respect for those we serve. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your loved one.
We are the definitive choice in home care for seniors.