Senior Care Blog - Nampa, Caldwell, Emmett

"You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything"

By Jeffrey Stoker

When searching for home health care in Nampa, Caldwell, and surrounding areas, we strive to be a leader in our profession by continually expanding our knowledge of the needs of seniors in our community as well as on-going training for our compassionate caregivers. Our goal is to meet our clients' needs while exceeding their expectations. We understand that this chapter of life can be a daunting, stressful, confusing time when attempting to sort through the various types of care. When making decisions regarding the care of a loved one, it's important to remember that it's okay to ask for help.
"You can do anything, but you can't do everything."

When considering in-home care for your loved one, we meet with you in a free, no obligation consultation to discuss and assess needs while working with you to create a customized care plan reflecting your unique situation. We know that each circumstance is different, requiring different types of care.

Respite Care provides relief for the usual caregiver and allowing them to take a break and an opportunity to refresh and recharge. Your respite caregiver learns and maintains your loved one's routine, keeping a familiar balance while making everyone's life easier.

At Home Helpers, we assist in providing essential companionship and maintaining a socially engaged life, which is critical for seniors' health and well-being. Senior Home Health Care helps fill in the gaps and allows both the family caregiver as well as the client to live a more fulfilling life. Some of the activities included in our Companionship Services are:

Talking, listening and sharing experiences
Playing games and cards
Reading assistance
Doing puzzles
Escorting to and from check-ups, errands, social events, etc.
Sorting and organizing mail
Connecting with friends and family through social media (Skype, Facebook, etc)

If your loved one resides in a retirement community, nursing home, Independent or Assisted Living Facility, companionship care is still important and we are happy to serve them at any location, as well as visits to rehabilitation centers or hospitals.

Our compassionate caregivers also provide professional personal care, allowing your loved one to maintain their hygiene and nutritional needs. We can help with a variety of tasks, including:

Getting in and out of bed
Sitting and Standing
Navigating Stairs
Using the bathroom

In addition to the above services, at Home Helpers we also offer Homemakers Services, providing assistance with housekeeping tasks. An untidy home may be the first sign that your loved one needs extra help at home, and studies have shown that an unkempt home can contribute to feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and depression. Clutter can also increase the risk of injury or illness. Our Homemaker Services help create a comfortable, safe, clean living environment so that your loved one can remain at home. These services can increase their sense of confidence and security while offering you peace of mind with:

Meal Preparation
Laundry and changing bed linens
Grocery Shopping
Kitchen cleaning and organization (including checking expiration dates)
Cleaning and organizing bathrooms
Vacuuming and sweeping
Pet care and plant care assistance
Replacing batteries in smoke detectors and other household safety features
Replacing air filters
Eliminating tripping hazards and safe-proofing the home

If you're considering Senior Home Health Care, we would love to meet with you to discuss your needs and develop a care plan. Call (208)963-5655 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.