Take advantage of our services today, which are all designed to help our clients achieve overall wellness. Nonmedical Home care in Skaneateles Nonmedical Home care in Auburn
To execute our mission, we offer various non-medical home care services that are made specifically to meet your health and personal needs. Our group of professional caregivers is ready to assist you with your daily routine. The services we offer are all aimed towards improving your overall well-being.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Three essential questions to ask to ensure the company you choose has a strong set of core values:
- Communication – Will I be able to easily communicate with the Personal Care Attendant? This is the core of our approach. We believe that you should never feel there is a lack of control or communication with your Personal Care Attendant and will always have the ability to consult with them directly.
- Integrity – Has a sense of trust been established? We believe this is the key to a comfortable relationship and the well-being of the client. That’s why we carefully screen all our Personal Care Attendants and provide a written contract.
- Performance – Am I confident I will get the professional care promised? Home Care is dynamic; a family’s needs can change daily. You chose home care to allow your loved one to remain independent and retain their quality of life, not to endure more paperwork and problem solving. We make a simple promise: we will be there for your family. If you’re not satisfied, we will work with you until you are.
We are committed to:
- recruiting and retaining competent caregivers
- valuing, supporting, recognizing, and appreciating our team who are our greatest asset
- providing a work environment that encourages personal enjoyment and enhances job satisfaction and performance through recognition and reward
- developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community, including local Home Care and Health Care personnel/organizations
- conducting our business in an accountable and responsible manner
- adhering to the professional code of ethics of the Home Care industry and applying continuous quality improvement measures throughout our organization
Does Your Loved One Need Assistance To Help Them Stay Independent At Home? Use This Checklist To Determine If They Need Help
1. Care Needs
Consider their care needs and make a list of things that need to be provided. Be able to show an example of a usual day, from the moment the wake until they return to bed and be sure to include a timeline of when they have their meals, naps, and other activities.
2. Hands-on Care
How much hands-on personal care is needed vs. the non-hands on companion care? If more companion care is needed, make a list of things that the care recipient likes to do.
3. Transportation Services
Do you need someone who can escort the care recipient to their Doctor and other social activities? If so, how will they travel? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the care recipient’s car? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the Caregiver’s car? Will they take public transportation (bus or taxi cab)? Some cities provide transportation for seniors – you may want to call your local Department on Aging for information.
4. Memory Loss
Is there memory loss? If so, have you had the type of Memory Loss diagnosed (Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Pick’s Disease, Frontal Lobe Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease)? Blood clots and brain tumors may also cause dementia. A diagnosis of dementia type will help the agency to better understand the care needs and assign a Caregiver with the right type of training and qualifications.
Do you need a Caregiver who speaks a certain language?
How many hours of care per day will you require? Review the list of services you will need performed during the care visit and decide on the minimum number of hours per day which would work as a starting point. The agency will need to know the hours of service to assign a Caregiver.
Are there any special cooking requirements? Communicate any food allergies or specific cooking requests and consider how groceries will be purchased or delivered if the care recipient is unable to shop for groceries on their own.
8. Additional Skills
Are there any “skilled” care requirements, such as taking blood pressure, blood sugar testing, wound care or a feeding tube? Communicate if these specialized services will need to be performed or monitored.
9. Medication Management
What is the care recipients method for managing medications? Do you know for sure if the medications are currently being taken correctly? Be able to provide a list of medications and the method of monitoring so the Agency will be aware of possible side effects and other requirements such as taking pills with or without food, etc.