Posts Tagged ‘non medical in home care’

Is It Still Safe for Your Elderly Loved One to Drive?

Driving gives people a sense of independence and freedom. Having the ability to run out to the store, drive to appointments or meet friends or family on a whim is something many of us with a driver’s license takes for granted. Sadly, there may come a time when it is no longer safe for an aging person to drive. Poor eyesight, mental decline or confusion, side effects from medications, slower reflexes–any of these conditions can make driving hazardous to both the driver and other people on the road. It is never easy to talk to a loved one about their declining health or their ability to drive, but it is important to have a conversation if you have reason to believe they might not be in a position to drive safely anymore. If they talk about getting lost, start getting parking or driving tickets or if their car shows signs of damage, it may be time for your loved one to hand over the keys. Involving their doctor in the conversation can help take the pressure off of you being “the bad guy.”

Fortunately there are organizations that can help your loved one retain some independence. The Independent Transportation Network offers rides to those in need for a small fee. These can be scheduled on the fly or prearranged. Volunteer drivers donate their time to help your loved one stay safe and get to where they need to be. Click here to learn more about Charleston’s ITN network.

Our December Caregiver of the Month is Mary Theresa C!

Home Care Plus would like to recognize Mary Theresa C. as the Caregiver of the Month for December.  Theresa is an exceptional caregiver who has been with us for almost a year. Theresa provides care to her clients with a high level of confidence and compassion. She offers reassurance to both the clients she cares for and their families. She is a wonderful team player, and we appreciate her flexibility and willingness to help out when needed.

Congratulations Mary Theresa, and THANK YOU for all that you do!

Congratulations to our October Caregiver of the Month, Kendra G!

Home Care Plus would like to recognize Kendra G. as our Caregiver of the Month for October. Her compassion and giving heart have been evident since she started with us in 2013. Kendra cares for her clients with dignity, love and respect, and she treats them like family. She has consistently demonstrated that she is dedicated to improving the lives of the clients she cares for. Kendra, we are grateful you are on our team!

Thank you and congratulations Kendra!

Congratulations to our June Caregiver of the Month, Theresa C!

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Home Care Plus would like to recognize Mary Theresa C. as our Caregiver of the Month of June. Theresa is an experienced and compassionate caregiver and a great addition to our Home Care Plus team. We appreciate her eagerness in helping out when needed and the wonderful care she has consistently provided to our clients.
Congratulations Theresa!

Our May Caregiver of the Month is Tay C!

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Home Care Plus would like to recognize Tay (Shataysha) C. as our May Caregiver of the Month. Tay has developed truly caring relationships with her clients and their families. Her confidence and level of skill as a caregiver is commendable.  Tay, we are grateful you are on our team and for the devoted care you consistently provide to our clients at Home Care Plus.

Congratulations Tay!

April Newsletter: Finding Balance as a Family Caregiver

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Our April newsletter is full of great information on how to be a tourist in your own town, finding balance as a family caregiver, great local events and more! Click here to read our April newsletter.

Family Caregiving: Finding Balance

One thing is for certain if you’re a family caregiver–you are not alone. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving’s 2015 report Caregiving in the U.S., over 34 million U.S. adults have provided unpaid care to an adult aged 50+ in the last year. Many of these caregivers are helping loved ones with chronic physical conditions or memory loss, and few have any professional training or experience providing this kind of care. The report also highlights the tremendous time these caregivers devote to their loved ones–on average caregivers are spending 23 hours per week on caregiving tasks–but many spend nearly twice that. Many of these caregivers are also still employed full or part time, and their caregiving responsibilities require them to take time off of work.

The physical and emotional stress of caregiving often takes its toll on the health of the caregiver. Caregivers often neglect their own doctors appointments and preventive care when they are responsible for caring for a loved one. In addition, healthy eating and exercise can also take a backseat to their loved one’s care. The good news is that we can help! Our trusted team of professional, compassionate caregivers can help share the caregiving load. If you work full or part time or just need some time to care for yourself, our dependable caregivers can give you peace of mind that your loved one is being well taken care of. We would love to help you and your family–give us a call today at 843-628-3642!

Congratulations to our Caregiver of the Month for January, Payton F!

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Home Care Plus would like to recognize Payton F. as the Caregiver of the Month for January. Payton is an exceptional caregiver who has been a with us for almost a year. Payton provides care to her clients with a high level of confidence and compassion. She offers reassurance to both the clients she cares for and their families. She is a wonderful team player, and we appreciate her flexibility and willingness to help out when needed.

Congratulations Payton, and Thank You for all you do!

 

Is It Time to Hire In Home Care?

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Are you a family caregiver struggling to meet the demands of a full or part time career while taking care of your elderly parent? Have the constant demands of family caregiving started to take a toll on your own physical and emotional health and wellness? Do you wish to retain your independence while you age by staying in your own home as long as possible? If you answered yes to any of these questions, an in home caregiver from a trusted company like Home Care Plus can help.

Letting a “stranger” into your home and trusting them to provide your loved one with the same love, care and compassion you do requires a huge mental leap of faith. Home Care Plus is licensed and insured and the owners are personally involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. Our caregivers are experienced, compassionate and dependable, and we work with each client to ensure a good personality match between caregiver and client. In other words, you can feel confident and assured when you choose us for your caregiving needs.

Our trained caregiving staff can help with any of the following:

Personal Care

  • Bathing & hygiene assistance
  • Assistance with walking and exercise
  • Medication reminders
  • Safety supervision
  • Meal planning and preparation

Homemaking

  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry and linens
  • Dusting and ironing
  • Making beds

Companionship

  • Conversation
  • Reading
  • Playing games/cards

Transportation

  • Shopping and errands
  • Transportation to appointments or social events
  • Picking up prescriptions

Additional Services

  • Pet Care
  • Family Respite Care
  • Independent and Assisted Living in home care

Experienced caregiving help is just a phone call away! Call us today at 843-628-3642.

 

June Newsletter: National Safety Month

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Our June newsletter has gardening tips, senior safety information, local events, sun safety and skin cancer facts and much more! Click here to read our June newsletter.