Home Helpers Home Care offers care plans that are designed specifically for each client. Each person is different and might require specific levels of care, from a few hours a week, to full-time assistance.
Full-time assistance is necessary if the client doesn’t have the mobility to execute their activities of daily living on their own. They may need constant assistance to get out of bed, get dressed, bath, eat, etc. It is also an option for caring for an Alzheimer’s patient who is entering the mid to late stages of the disease, to ensure they are safe and comfortable at home.
When considering full-time assistance, there are different levels of care which may be required: the patients and their families may opt for either 24/7 service or a live-in caregiver.
In this modality of care, the caregiver moves in with the patient for some days in a row. At Home Helpers, we maintain the continuity of the same caregiver for days to weeks at a time. That ensures the integrity of the care plan while avoiding caregiver changes that can agitate the client.
Live-in caregivers are allowed to have some free time and sleeping hours. It is a more affordable home care option, but some precautions are necessary.
In this modality of full-time assistance, the patients will always have a caregiver awake on their side, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is necessary when patients cannot move by themselves, need to go to the bathroom during the night, must be watched in their sleep or when advanced Alzheimer’s patients usually wake up disoriented during the night. It is also needed when the patient has balance problems, has fallen before, and there is a fall risk.
The Home Care agency is crucial in this time of need. To be able to supply 24/7 care, a number of caregivers need to be available and rotated in the responsibility of the patient, throughout the week. We make sure that the caregivers are always there for their shifts, are rested and ready for the shift ahead.
Home Helpers is not like any other agency. We are proud of being the only Best of Home Care agency based in Enfield and grateful for the many 5-star reviews from our patients and their families.
★★★★★ "The caregivers are there, and they take care of Mom. They are with her every time that she needs to get up, and they make sure she doesn’t fall. The caregivers help her to walk to the bathroom, get dressed, and get ready for bed. They also hand her medication. Mom likes the caregivers, and that is a good thing. She says that they will do anything that she asks them to do. (With them) She is able to stay at home, rather than go into a facility," Lynn Z., Personal Care in Vernon, CT.
All our caregivers are background checked in the 50 states with a 7-year look back. We vet, interview, drug test and train them before assigning them to a patient. We hire only the most experienced, dedicated and educated professionals. We are constantly searching for caregivers who are passionate about this type of job and have a compassionate personality. For our caregivers, this is not just a job: it is a mission.
We also use special software to make sure there is compatibility between the caregiver and the patient, from the skills needed for the care to social aspects of preferences and personality.
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