What Is In-Home Personal Care?
At Cranberry Home Care, our Care Manager works with each family to develop a customized plan of care to address their unique needs. In addition to companion care and homemaker services, we offer a variety of personal care services to assist your loved one with their activities of daily living. Our caregivers are trained to provide compassionate assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). These essential daily tasks may include:
Bathing/Showering – Bathing is essential to ensure proper personal hygiene but more importantly, to the way a person feels. Our bathing services ensure that our clients receive the assistance they need to maintain proper personal cleanliness, and skin integrity, stimulate circulation and reduce the potential for infection.
Walking, Transfer & Ambulation Assistance – We make sure that movement occurs on a regular basis while taking into account any physical limitation for each client. This could include going for a walk outside on a nice day or assisting with chair exercises to get the blood flowing.
Toileting Assistance – Having an experienced caregiver on hand to assist with toileting may help prevent urinary tract infections, skin breakdown, and falls. Our caregivers are experienced in providing physical help and assistance while maintaining dignity for all clients who may require assistance with toileting needs.
Oral Hygiene – Oftentimes, seniors may lack the fine motor skills necessary to ensure proper mouth care. Proper gum, tooth, and denture care is vital to ensure the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, and/or periodontal infections.
Special Diet/Meal Preparation – Our caregivers will work with the family and client to develop an appetizing meal plan that meets the client’s specific diet needs. This includes diabetic, gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium and diet downgrades such as purees, thickeners, etc.
Eating Assistance – In some cases, clients are unable to feed themselves. Our caregivers are experienced in feeding clients and assisting with guided feeding. When appropriate, we can recommend modified feeding tools to ensure an enjoyable meal experience.
Medication Reminders – Did you know that medication mismanagement is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions? Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist with providing medication reminders, ensuring medication compliance, and assessing for any potential side effects.
Additional personal care services we offer include – General care and supervision, personal grooming and hair care, wardrobe selection and assistance getting dressed, wheelchair, walker, cane assistance, and much more!