Common Care Situations

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St. Louis In Home Elder Care Services

Caring for a loved one suffering from a disease or sudden decline can be stressful for the entire family. Besides managing a busy household, it can involve coordinating doctor’s visits and staying on top of an overwhelming amount of information. We are here to help.

Below are a few Common Care Situations with services designed to care for your loved one.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Living at home with Alzheimer’s can be possible with services from Seniors Home Care. Trained caregivers, experienced in caring for those with cognitive impairments, stimulate and supervise your loved one in their own safe environment. An SHC nurse assists families dealing with stress and any questions that surface.

Common Services Associated

  • Companionship/Supervision – board games, puzzles, orientation to time, place and people
  • Personal Care/Bathing, Dressing – cueing and/or hands-on assistance
  • Medication Reminders – helpful, friendly reminders that maintain consistency
  • Transportation – maintaining consistent daily routines and schedules
  • Meal Preparation/Nutrition – cueing and making healthy choices/cooking
  • Reminisce About the Past – scrapbooking, reviewing picture albums, etc.
  • Safety monitoring

Post–Operation/Rehabilitation Recovery

We understand that successfully recovering from surgery or a hospital stay often requires caring encouragement. Our caregivers are trained to provide supervision and assistance to create an environment that promotes healthy recovery. We help with recovery from events such as sports injuries, joint replacements, cardiac/respiratory events and fractures.

Common Services Associated

  • Transportation – doctor’s appointments, grocery store, errands
  • Meal Preparation/Nutrition – planning, preparation, cleanup/food storage
  • Light Housekeeping – vacuuming, dusting, laundry, changing linens
  • Assistance with prescribed physical therapy/occupational therapy exercise program
  • Bathing assistance and dressing

Diabetes Care

The diagnosis of diabetes is on the increase. It’s highest among those ages 65 and older. If you or your loved one has diabetes, you could greatly benefit from SHC services.

Common Services Associated

  • Transportation – doctor’s appointments, grocery store, errands
  • Meal Preparation – education on healthy choices, including preparation
  • Medication Reminders – helpful, friendly reminders that maintain consistency
  • Education on Blood Glucose Levels – monitoring and recording
  • Supporting exercise routine and providing assistance if needed
  • Personal care with an emphasis on good footcare

Respite Care

Scheduled respite care provides family caregivers a regular, much-needed break to take care of essential needs outside the home, without feeling as though they are abandoning their elder loved one. Trained and reliable caregivers provide peace of mind while you are away. Whether it’s for an hour, overnight, a weekend or a week, respite programs are available to meet your schedule and budget needs.

Common Services Associated

  • Companionship/Supervision - board games, puzzles, orientation to time, place and people
  • Light Housekeeping - vacuuming, dusting, laundry, changing linens
  • Meal Preparation - education on healthy choices, including preparation
  • Medication Reminders - helpful, friendly reminders that maintain consistency
  • Pet Care - Walking and Feeding
  • Transportation - Safe and reliable transportation around the area

Hospice/Palliative Care

Seniors Home Care works with several hospice agencies in providing compassionate quality care that addresses the needs of our clients and their families.

  • Bathing and skin care - Tub, shower or bed bath
  • Light duty housework - Maintaining a clean safe environment
  • Monitoring diet and fluid intake 
  • Communicating with Hospice company on events throughout the day/night
  • Turning and repositioning - Maintaining a level of comfort
  • Medication Assistance - Collaboration with Hospice directed medications