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Companionship services are primarily emotional support for seniors who are generally healthy and want to remain independent at home. However, it can also include a range of non-medical services that help make a senior’s life more manageable.
These services include 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.
Companionship services focus on in-home senior care, but it can also provide care too those in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
When Companionship 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 of knowing their independence will remain intact.
Our Personal 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 Activites 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 wellbeing. Changing the routine and moving them into an unfamiliar environment can be especially daunting.
We at AnswerCare believe that a senior with dementia should live in an environment that provides comfort, routine and social interaction. It should be a familiar setting and offer meaningful activities that the senior enjoys.
Post-Hospital Recovery Care
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 care for your loved one yourself when they return home, AnswerCare can coordinate our services with you to enhance the care your loved one receives.
Our compassionate, highly motivated and well trained caregivers will address the post-hospital recovery needs of your loved one and aid in his or her complete recovery.
Our Post-Hospital Recovery Care includes:
- Respite Care - AnswerCare will provide respite 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 - AnswerCare caregivers will record all tasks performed during their time spent with your loved one. This is important for both tracking progress, caregiver accountability and to provide you with an up to date caregiver activity log. 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 Hospice Care can provide Respite Care to the primary caregivers.
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. Most importantly, it is available at any stage of the illness, even while you are continuing to receive curative treatments.
Respite Care provides in-home personal care to your loved one so that you may take a break from the stressful demands of being the primary caregiver. Our Respite Care services can be scheduled weekly to allow yourself the freedom to go pamper yourself or simply an occasional respite for a much needed 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 care brings temporary relief to primary caregivers from the continuing demands of someone with special needs. Respite 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 caregiving. Respite is about You.
Providing High-Value and Flexible Senior Care
A Team Approach
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Clinical Director assessments, training and oversight to develop a CarePlan based on our clients’ unique physical, emotional and social framework.
Login to the Family Room Portal and control the care of your loved one with faster scheduling and transparency.
Our team of compassionate caregivers are carefully screened, well trained, bonded and insured for the utmost trustworthy care coordination.
AnswerCare provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their home 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 Healthcare for seniors.
7193 Sunset Strip Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720
Phone & Fax 855.213.1511