Companion Care

companion care

As one ages, they may visit with friends and family less because of their lost ability to drive. For many seniors, losing daily touch with friends and family results in depression and isolation. A caregiver fills this gap providing a crucial link for seniors. Companion Care is an ideal solution for seniors who would otherwise spend most of the day alone.

Companion care provides multiple forms of social interaction for seniors including sharing stories, playing games or going for a walk.  This stimulation provided by a professional caregiver can enhance mental acuity potentially delaying some of the effects from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Many seniors are reassured having a companion who can help them remain independent at home.  Companion care is included in all levels of hourly and live-in home care provided by Adultcare Assistance Homecare.



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Live In Assistance | Live In Home Care | Live In Caregiver | 24 Hour Live In | Live In Elderly Care

24 Hour Live-In Assistance

Families often struggle when someone they care about needs 24-hour live-in care. Live-in assistance can include both medical home health care and non-medical live-in home care (i.e. medication reminders, meal management, and assistance with activities of daily living). The big question is "Should we move to a nursing home facility or will it be better to live at home with a live-in caregiver?"Skilled Nursing Home Skilled nursing homes provide an economical option through institutional efficiency, with most seniors conforming to standardized meal plans and facility schedules. Additionally, staffing costs are shared among multiple residents. In many cases, one caregiver in a facility may be responsible for ten or more residents. According to the Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey for Arizona the cost of skilled nursing home placement in Arizona ranges from a median of $7,000 to a maximum of $20,000 per month. Lower price options are available in Arizona, but those should involve further research into their trustworthiness and care capabilities.24 Hour Live In Care Unlike nursing homes, 24-hour live-in home care provides the most independent option for seniors. With a ratio of one caregiver to one client, seniors are able to choose their own meals and their own schedule. Avoiding the disorientation of moving to a new place, adults enjoy the simplicity of living in their own home with 24-hour live-in care. In a study of seniors, nine out of ten agree that they would rather continue to live in their own homes. Living at home empowers seniors with independence and a tremendous sense of familiarity. Our 24-hour live-in caregivers can provide around-the-clock care to make the desire to stay out of the nursing...

Senior Activities | Cognitive Activities

Senior Activities to Stay Alert

After an Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis, it is important to keep seniors actively engaged with life.  The best activities are often hobbies and interests that provided pleasure in the past.  People with Alzheimer’s Disease, who remain active, may have less anxiety and irritability. Popular Senior Activities Include: (Some activities may need to be modified for safety and the stage of Alzheimer’s Disease.)Singing and listening to music Arts and crafts including drawing, painting and knitting Gardening with a flower or herb box Cooking and baking Puzzles and games Walking in a park or while shoppingAdultcare Assistance Homecare creates care plans for hourly/daily clients that include appropriate and engaging senior cognitive activities that make living with Alzheimer’s Disease more dignifying.

Medication Reminders

The most common reason that seniors do not take their medications as prescribed is because of forgetfulness. This is understandable because the average senior takes seven different medications every day. A professional caregiver can help keep track with medication reminders.Medications can be expensive, but not taking them properly can be more costly. Each year, more than 125,000 people die from not properly taking their medications. Potential benefits of medication reminders include decreasing re-hospitalization, emergency room visits and repeat doctor appointments. Alarming for seniors is the impact of medication management on health and vitalityOver 1 in 5 nursing home admissions may be due to an elderly person's inability to self-manage her prescription medications at home.Over 1 in 5 of all drug-related health complications are caused by seniors failing to adhere to their medication regimens, whether by accident, negligence, or intent.Over half of all seniors make some kind of error when taking their medications.It is a good idea to have a family or professional caregiver assist with daily medication reminders for the elderly. Please call Adultcare Assistance Homecare to assist when you need medication reminders.

Light housekeeping for seniors

Light Housekeeping for Seniors

Living at home is more comfortable, organized and safe with light housekeeping for seniors.  We notice aging or disabled loved ones enjoying feelings of well being and even good health when our caregivers assist with light housekeeping.  Lingering germs on counter tops need to regularly disinfected to prevent potential illnesses from bacterial, fungal and viral infections.  Cleaning the clutter in the hallway may reduce the risk of a potential fall.  Many seniors have a diminished sense of smell, but they still want a clean smelling home to make their guests and grandchildren feel more comfortable. Caregiver Housekeeping for Seniors may Include:Assist with Laundry Help with Ironing Take Out Garbage Change Linens Make Beds Dust Furniture Organize/Clean Closets Assist with Pet Care

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation on Your ScheduleThe caregivers at Adultcare Assistance are committed to providing you independence. The loss of driving privileges is one of the most difficult adjustments for anyone. Many alternatives to driving are not senior friendly. Our caregivers are able to help you travel when and where you need to go.Don't Miss Another Doctor's AppointmentSenior transportation to a medical appointment is one of our most frequent requests. Regular check-ups and scheduled appointments with your primary physician, specialists, dentist or therapists are necessary for continued and long-term health. At Adultcare Assistance Homecare, we know that it can sometimes be difficult to make those appointments. Our caregivers are able to help you get ready, drive you, accompany you and take notes (at your request).Living At Home Is NOT The Same As Staying At HomeReliable senior transportation increases happiness. Getting out of the house and having fun can reduce depression associated with elderly social isolation. Independence increases when we are able to enjoy simple tasks of our youth like going to the beauty salon, grocery store and visiting friends and relatives. Other examples include:Escorts to Appointments Accompany to Lunches Drive out to Dinners Attend Religious Services Enjoy Movies and ShowsDrop-off Dry Cleaning Pick-up Prescriptions Attend Club Meetings Go to Sporting EventsGrocery Shopping Running Errands Attend Plays/Concerts Assist with Airport TasksPrivate Senior Transportation Is Better Than Public Transportation Adultcare Assistance Homecare combines both senior transportation and personal care assistance into one home care service. The preparation for going out can increase elderly risk for falls and injury.  The Arizona desert environment can make...

Respite Care | Respite Home Care

Help Family With Respite Care

Do you remember hearing the phase “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first”?  This rule applies to more than just airplanes.  If you are a family caregiver and feeling overwhelmed, then you could be inadvertently providing sub-optimal care for your loved one.  Some studies have shown that family stress and depression increase the likelihood of a loved one being readmitted to the hospital.  The respite care, provided by Adultcare Assistance Caregivers, is designed to release this family tension.  Some family members prefer to have a few hours each day to themselves while others enjoy having a few uninterrupted nights of sleep each week.  So, if you are taking in the deep breath of frustration, please remember to “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first!”Senior Respite Care provides relief for family caregivers. Respite care is typically scheduled in advance but is also helpful in emergencies. Families can decide to use either in-home respite care or out-of-home respite services.In-Home Respite Care is frequently chosen by families. Respite caregivers learn the family routine and minimize the inconvenience of having an elderly person leave the home. In leaving the home, there could be more hassles with transportation and unfamiliar surroundings. Additionally, with a caregiver, there is one-on-one attention and the private caregiver can do many of the activities of the family caregiver such as medication reminders, diet-specific meal preparation and incontinence care.Out-of-the-Home Respite Services are a more affordable option for families working with a tight budget. Community centers, group homes and adult day care centers often have senior respite programs. These programs can also offer social interaction opportunities. These programs typically do NOT provide one-on-one care and limit the scope of their services and their availability....

Elderly Fall Prevention Program

Fall Prevention Program Reduce the Chances of InjuryOlder Adult Falls Are More Serious1 in 3 seniors (65 and older) falls every year 2 million seniors are treated in hospitals for fall-related injuries every year Hip fractures and brain injuries can impact the independence of older adults At least one-third of falls involve environmental hazards in the home Two-thirds of seniors who fell, will fall again within six months.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, many falls can be prevented. Everyone can take actions to protect the older adults they care about." Adultcare Assistance Homecare recognizes the importance of fall prevention and has developed training, oversight and procedures to help reduce potential injuries. By taking these steps, the chance of falls is reduced, increasing senior safety in the home.Solution: Elderly Fall PreventionStep 1 - Needs Assessment & Home Inspection Adultcare Assistance Homecare does a complimentary personalized need assessment and home inspection to ensure safety and reduced risk of repeat fall.Home Inspection Includes:Hygiene- Transfer Benches, Chairs, Hand Held Shower Head Grab Bars- Properly installed in high risk areas Transfers- Are we properly prepared? Toileting- Procedures & proximity for ease of use Entrances & Pathways – Getting In/Out, Reducing tripping hazardsStep 2 - Caregiver TrainingA home health aide is carefully chosen based on our needs assessment with caring compassion. Adultcare Assistance managers provide training to caregivers for each client's needs.Client Needs Can Include:Assistance with exercise Medication Reminders Transfer Assistance Removing clutter hazards Communication with familyStep 3 - Caregiver Supervision / Monitor ProgressOnce home, a formalized Plan of Care is developed and monitored via supervisory visits. This helps track compliance and progress via documentation to ensure we are providing the best services as promised!The Fall Prevention Program at Adultcare Assistance Homecare may reduce the risk of an elderly fall. An elderly fall can still occur with clients under our care.  

Shower Visit | Bath Visit | Senior Hygiene

Senior Shower Visits

Bathing and grooming can be a very pleasant part of the day. After a bath or shower visit, seniors feel good, clean and relaxed. Additionally, the cleanliness of a shower visit makes our seniors feel better with more dignity.Unfortunately, due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for seniors. More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom.  If you need a little help with bathing yourself or someone else, then consider having a professional caregiver from Adultcare Assistance Homecare come to your home for a elderly hygiene visit. They can make this job both easier and safer.In addition to the shower visit, our caregivers can assist with personal hygiene.  Senior care grooming assistance can include shaving, mouth care, hair care and dressing.

Hospital sitter care

Hospital Sitter Service

Adamant About Care Hospital Sitters (also called "patient observers" or "hospital patient sitters") follow the direction of the nursing staff and call for assistance if problems arise. With hospital nurses averaging between 4-8 patients at a time, there may not be enough individual attention for patients that are feeling weak or experiencing delayed healing. Adultcare Assistance Hospital Sitters can help fill the gap in care and allow family members to return to work or attending to other family commitments. Although, hospital Sitters cannot aid or assist in patient care, our caregivers are adamant about patient care and will alert nurses and the family when needed. Fall Prevention Program Our caregivers serve a critical role in the hospital. Often the call button either is not pressed or the response is not fast enough. In these cases patients may attempt to get out of bed themselves which could result in a fall. Falls are common in the hospital because of the unfamiliar environment, changes in medications and dementia. Actually, ten percent of fatal falls to older adults occur in the hospital.  The presence of a Hospital Sitter can reduce the likelihood of a fall but will not prevent any fall from occurring.  In the event a fall does occur, the Hospital Sitter can take appropriate action and alert the hospital staff. A Warm Heart Having a caring person watching by a loved one’s side can be therapeutic. As many stresses can be expressed, the hospital experience can become more secure. Additionally companionship makes a medical facility a less lonely place. The social benefits of our hospital sitters can assist in your loved one’s recovery process. 

companion care

Companion Care

As one ages, they may visit with friends and family less because of their lost ability to drive. For many seniors, losing daily touch with friends and family results in depression and isolation. A caregiver fills this gap providing a crucial link for seniors. Companion Care is an ideal solution for seniors who would otherwise spend most of the day alone.Companion care provides multiple forms of social interaction for seniors including sharing stories, playing games or going for a walk.  This stimulation provided by a professional caregiver can enhance mental acuity potentially delaying some of the effects from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Many seniors are reassured having a companion who can help them remain independent at home.  Companion care is included in all levels of hourly and live-in home care provided by Adultcare Assistance Homecare.

Hospital to Home | Decrease Hospital Readmission

Hospital to Home Program

Hospitalization of yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming.  The details of moving from the hospital to home is probably not on your mind during the admission process.  Patients and their families feel a sense of relief and/or stress when they hear their doctor say, “You will be discharged today or tomorrow.  Do you have a ride home?”  A ride home can sometimes be difficult because the timing may not coincide with your family’s schedule.Planning your return home can be great start to the recovery process.  Some questions that you may want to ask include:Will there be fresh groceries when you arrive home? Who will collect personal belongs and discharge orders? Have the doctors or nurses recommended items or groceries that need to be picked up? Are there any home safety concerns with increased sedation or decreased mobility? Do any prescriptions need to be picked up from the pharmacy?Adultcare Assistance Caregivers are trained to help reduce hospital readmissions and aid in full recovery.  The care they provide includes but is not limited to: Help at the HospitalSit with the client in the hospital (if needed) Prepare the client for leaving the hospital Gather personal belongings from the hospital Collect discharge ordersHome Sweet HomeProvide transporation home Transfer patient from the automobile Perform a safety check of the home environment Spend Personalized time with the client Gentle Medication RemindersGo the Extra MilePick-up prescriptions from the pharmacy Shop for groceries and replace expired food Help reduce the risk of hospital readmission

Alzheimer's Disease Care for Seniors

Alzheimer’s Disease Care

Alzheimer's Disease Care is Managed by a Certified Dementia Practitioner.Alzheimer's Disease Care & Dementia Program includes but is not limited to: Maintaining a Safe Environment Turn off Appliances (stoves, space heaters, irons) Assist with household chores Watch for wanderingIncreasing Mental Awareness Plan outdoor time (walking, gardening, visiting friends) Go for a drive (run errands, doctor's office, out to lunch) Mind stimulating activities like games, puzzles, needleworkNutritious Meal Management Check Food Expirations to Prevent Food Posioning Plan & Prepare Client Preferred Healthier Meals Clean up after Meals to Keep the Home SanitaryGentle Medication Reminders

WHY CHOOSE ADULTCARE ASSISTANCE HOMECARE?
Voted "Best of Arizona" for 8 Years

Adultcare Assistance Homecare is trusted by Arizona. Prestigious recognition have included Business of the Year, Arizona Mature Workers Certification, Active Adult 50+ Program Award, A+ Better Business Bureau, and voted "Best of AZ" for 8 Years by Ranking Arizona.

 

Personalized Care Plan

Schedules and services are flexibly designed based on your home care needs. Clients can request caregivers by the day or as needed. Popular requests include 24 hour care, nights/weekends only and transportation to medical offices. Adultcare Assistance Homecare is happy to personalize your care to meet your needs.

 

Care Supervisor On Call 24/7

The senior care directors at Adultcare Assistance Homecare reduce family pressure by efficiently managing home care needs. The senior care management team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure clients are not left unattended, assist in sudden changes in care needs and provide family status updates.

 

Locally Owned, Arizona Focused (Not A Franchise)

National franchises have a different agenda than our locally owned, Arizona focused company. Adultcare Assistance Homecare partners with several Arizona senior organizations because we trust them and they trust us. Arizona does NOT regulate home care and many have difficultly understanding the impact on their family. Our owner, Krystal Wilkinson, is passionate about local home care and was recently selected as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Home Care Association of America.

 

NO Long-Term Contracts

You can easily try our caregivers for a few hours and know the difference we make with no long-term commitments. Adultcare Assistance Homecare makes it easy to cancel home care services if you are not 100% satisfied.
 

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