At Independence Home Health Care, our goal is to help our patients and clients maintain quality of life and independence in their own homes. In addition to our Private Nursing and Nursing Care Management services, we offer a full array of Private Home Care services, including Personal Care, Companionship, Home Assistance, and Specialized Services.
Our trained caregivers provide assistance or supervision with personal care tasks that help each person to maintain a happy, healthy, independent lifestyle.
Examples of Personal Care services include:
- Bathing assistance
- Sponge bathing assistance
- Assisting with toileting
- Assisting with oral care
- Assisting with shaving
- Hair washing/styling
- Assisting with dressing
- Assisting with walking/exercising
- Changing diapers
- Clothing selection
- Appointment reminders
- Medication reminders
- Birthday reminders
- Escorting to medical and other appointments
Our vast array of companionship offerings allows for our clients to independently select the activities they enjoy! Caregivers are available to check in on you or your loved one or provide a friendly face to keep you company. Our caring staff offers all types of entertainment activities from lively conversation to a quiet game of cards. We will accompany our clients to various meetings, religious services and social events. Whether you are looking for companionship on a daily basis or on a less frequent basis, we are always available to keep you company!
Examples of companionship activities include:
- Discussing current and historical events
- Going for a walk
- Assisting with decision making
- Participating in arts/crafts
- Playing cards and games
- Sewing assistance
- Buying newspapers, magazines & books
- Reading to client
- Letter writing
- Internet and email assistance
- Watching videos/DVDs
- Planning visits, trips, outings
- Airline arrival/departure assistance
- Visiting neighbors, friends, family
- Helping with paying bills
- Maintaining scrap books, photo albums
- Attending lectures, plays, concerts
- Attending religious services
- Attending sporting events
How about an extra set of hands around the house? Our home assistance offering is ideal. Our caregivers can assist with all aspects of daily living including errands, meal preparation, and light housekeeping. We will help our clients to keep their homes organized so that they have more time and independence to focus their energy on things they love. Our unique service plan is tailored to meet each individual’s needs, providing daily assistance or help for just a few hours a week.
Examples of our Home Assistance services include:
- Sorting and/or reading mail
- Mailing bills
- Arranging appointments
- Meal planning and preparation
- Bed making
- Answering the door and/or telephone
- Watering plants
- Light housekeeping
- Cleaning the kitchen
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Washing dishes
- Taking out the garbage
- Changing linens
- Dusting/polishing furniture
- Coordinating lawn care/home maintenance
- Preparing grocery list
- Assisting with pet care
- General shopping
- Grocery shopping
Our Caregivers are specially trained in the areas of Alzheimer’s care and fall prevention. We recognize that clients with Alzheimer’s require a specialized approach and have trained our caregivers to understand the different traits of the illness. Our Caregivers receive a Certificate of Completion which acknowledges that they have the required communication skills to work with Alzheimer’s clients.
Independence Home Health Care also aims to minimize the risk for falls and works in conjunction with the client’s medical providers to evaluate the safety of their environment. Please click on the links below for more information.
Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 26 million people worldwide, and this number may quadruple by 2050. Although more than 500 clinical trials are underway, investigating possible treatments for Alzheimer’s, there is no cure as of yet.
Thus, Caregiving is essentially the treatment and is crucial to the management of the disease. Our Caregivers are specially trained in Alzheimer’s management and understand the different traits of the illness.
Examples of Alzheimer’s care include:
- Companionship and socialization activities
- Daily living supervision
- Personal care assistance
- Mealtime assistance
Falls and fall related injuries comprise a large percentage of the medical problems faced by older adults. Almost 1 in 3 older persons fall each year, many of them more than once. Falls can result in any number of issues from hip fractures to more serious head injuries. Our Caregivers are uniquely trained to help prevent these types of falls.
Examples of Fall Prevention services include:
- Identification of risk factors
- Explanation of safety precautions
- Home safety analysis
- Ambulation / transfer assistance