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How Does 24-hour Home Care Adapt to Seniors’ Needs?

Seniors’ needs can change rapidly, depending on what issues they’re facing. 24-hour home care offers an around-the-clock solution for families, helping them ensure that seniors have the care they need. The help that 24-hour caregivers can offer also changes according to what seniors require at any given point.

Mobility Assistance

When seniors have mobility trouble, they’re more likely to be at risk of falling. That can also keep them from being as independent as they were in the past. Elder care providers who are there all day and all night with seniors can help them to move safely around their homes, can help them when they’re outside of the home, and prioritize safety during movement. This helps seniors to continue being as active as they can safely.

Managing Chronic Conditions

24-hour home care providers aren’t medical providers, but they can help seniors remember to take their medications on time. They can also help seniors to stick to the routines that help them to feel as well as possible. If they notice health situations changing, they can also keep family caregivers and healthcare providers apprised of what’s happening.

Personal Care Assistance

Bathing, other hygiene tasks, and other personal care tasks may also be more difficult as seniors experience changes in their needs. Caregivers who are there around the clock can help with all of these types of tasks whenever they need to be handled. This ensures that seniors are keeping their skin healthy and clean, and that they’re wearing clean clothing, getting to the bathroom, and addressing other personal care needs.

Offering Flexible Schedules

Sometimes seniors need more help overnight than they need during the day. Or they have shifting needs overnight and during the day depending on specific health challenges they’re facing. 24-hour home care services ensure that seniors and family caregivers get the help that they need exactly when they need it. And if those schedules need to be even more flexible, that’s entirely possible.

Introducing New Services

Sometimes families aren’t sure what types of help their seniors need. They may have never used home care services in the past or their aging adults need a variety of different types of help, even from other types of therapists and service providers. 24-hour home care providers can help seniors to adjust to these new services and offer a friendly face while seniors meet new therapists and specialists.

Fostering Open Communication

For busy family caregivers, it’s crucial to have all the information necessary to make the complicated decisions around their family member’s care. Home care providers who are there around the clock are able to keep family caregivers informed and aware of what’s going on. They can help keep everyone on the same page easily.

24-hour home care helps seniors and family caregivers experience peace of mind when it comes to care at all hours of the day and night. Seniors have consistent care, no matter what time of day it is, which allows everyone involved to focus on what is really important.

If you or an aging loved one is considering 24-hour home care in Phoenix, AZ, please call the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Scottsdale at (480) 284-7360. We are here to help!

Caregiver Rewards Points for JB!

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. As you may know, we try hard to catch our staff doing the right things right. When we do, they earn Caregiver Reward Points. Please see below. This caregiver has been with our company for about 3 years. She does a fantastic job of being selfless for her clients. All of her clients love her. When her clients give her compliments along with her doing a great job, she has earned reward points. Please see below, JB the caregiver has come in to pick up her rewards. We are so proud of her. We look forward to her earning more points and receiving more gift cards. For more information on how to get a caregiver like JB, please contact #GoldenHeartScottsdale.com.

Lunch with Friends!

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. Having lunch with my friends. My guys keep me grounded and fed. Thank you gents for being awesome gentlemen.

Five Ways Companion Care at Home Supports Disabled Seniors

Disabled aging adults face a variety of different issues on a daily basis, making it tougher for them to do just about everything. One of the most difficult challenges is often getting the social interaction that they need in order to protect their emotional well-being. Companion care at home can offer some solutions that help disabled seniors to live healthier and happier lives.

Addressing Unique Challenges

Seniors who are disabled experience difficulty in so many areas of life. They may have trouble with mobility, they may have sensory impairments, or they may be dealing with cognitive challenges. All of these issues make it difficult for disabled seniors to meet up with friends, spend time with family members, and have the social lives they want to have. Finding companionship through caregivers is an excellent solution.

Recognizing When Seniors Need Additional Help

Family caregivers who don’t live near disabled seniors may need to ask more probing questions to determine when their aging family members need more help. In some instances, it may be time for help from home care providers. Home care assistance can handle hands-on help with daily tasks, also spending time with seniors and keeping them company. Seniors who are lonely and don’t spend a lot of time with other people benefit greatly from companion care at home.

Personalizing Activities for Seniors’ Abilities and Interests

One benefit from having experienced caregivers visiting seniors to keep them company is that they can put together personalized plans for moving forward. Companion caregivers get to know the seniors they’re helping and they understand what seniors can do, what they enjoy, and how they want to spend this time together. From there, they put together a customized experience meant to bring disabled seniors as much joy as possible.

Offering Emotional Support and Encouragement

Many seniors may not realize just how important emotional support and encouragement are until they have someone there to offer both. For disabled seniors especially, it can help immensely to have someone there to talk about how they’re feeling and to share the challenges they’re experiencing. Companion caregivers are great listeners and they can help seniors to feel heard and understood.

Respecting Seniors’ Needs and Preferences

Companion care at home is about ensuring that seniors have all of the social interaction that they need and want. That doesn’t mean that each senior has the same care plan, however. Companion caregivers are there to meet each senior where they are, respecting that person’s preferences and needs equally. That might mean that some seniors only want visits a few times a month, while others want to see companion caregivers more often. The flexibility of this type of care can accommodate those differences.

Seniors who are already facing challenges because of disability may not be able to get out and be social as much as they want. But with the help of companion care at home, friendly caregivers can come to them on their own schedule and ensure that seniors are getting their emotional needs met.

If you or an aging loved one is considering companion care at home in Tempe, AZ, please call the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Scottsdale at (480) 284-7360. We are here to help!

K2 Adventures Foundation Continues to Help People Locally and Around the Globe

K2 Adventures Foundation is a charity of which Laurie and I are founding board members. This charity has been helping people for more than 15 years. K2 raises money and does wonderful work locally and abroad. Helping people in need and special needs families is what K2 is so great at doing. I am really proud to express that over 90% of the funds raised go to the people that need it. Because of Laurie’s continued dedication to this organization, they have started the Laurie Malone Education Foundation. I am so proud of the people we help in my wife’s honor. Please see pictures of our most recent event. On an annual basis, K2 raise more than $700,000 per year. Even if you cant contribute monetarily, please visit the website and share the information with a friend. @K2 does great work and helps lots of people.

Sponsoring a Painting Class at an Independent Living Campus

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. Painting is one of those things people do to relax. Thank you Senior Living for allowing us to facilitate a painting class with your residents. No one accept the instructor knew what the final product would be. The instructor’s name is Dustin. Dustin provided a step by step instruction on what to do and how to do it. I am horrible at painting and even my picture came our nicely. Thank you Senior Living for allowing us to paint with your residents. And, thank you Dustin for your incredible instruction. For more information on getting a home care company like Golden Heart Senior Care to care for a loved one, please inquire within. For more information on how to have us sponsor an activity at your campus, please contact @GoldenHeartScottsdale.com for more information.

Sponsoring Chair Yoga at a Local Skilled Nursing Facility

Hello Seniors, Family and Friends. As you know, we really enjoy getting out to play with our seniors. Please see the attached. Thank you Post Acute Rehab for allowing us to facilitate chair yoga with your residents. Our instructor whose name is Heidi, is trained in yoga and adaptive yoga. I have worked with her in geriatric environments for about 10 years. Today was all about stretching, breathing and understand our personal limits. One attendee enjoyed it so much, he vowed to start doing some of it on his own. Thank you Heidi for your instruction and compassionate hand. Thank you Post Acute for allowing us to have fun and stimulate some of your patients.

VA Approves New Homebound Benefit for Veterans

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. I would like everyone to know the VA has approved a new program that helps Veterans who completed their tour with Home Care payments. Golden Heart Senior Care is now trained in and working with any Veteran who needs help with ADLs to live independently. ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living. They include things like toileting, bathing, meal prep, light housekeeping, transport, bed linens and laundry just to name a few things with which we will help.

Having said this, if you are Veteran or you know a Veteran who needs help at home with daily task, please contact us for more information on the new VA Homebound Benefit. Also contact Golden Heart Senior Care to find out more on how we care for seniors. We would be honored to help you.

 

Could Your Senior Benefit from Alzheimer’s Therapies?

Hello Seniors, Families and Friends. According to AgingCare.com, dementia is a group of cognitive and psychological symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities. Alzheimer’s is a disease that is the most common cause of progressive dementia. There is a company we work with who is testing a series of therapies that work each part of the brain. These therapies are assessed every six months as to evaluate and treat brain deterioration issues. For more information on the aforementioned therapies or to have a trained caregiver working with your loved one on a daily basis, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care for more information.

Handing Out Caregiver Reward Points!

Hello Seniors, Friends and Family. It has been posted before and will be posted again in the future. We get excited to pass out “Caregiver Reward Point$”. Please see NE in the photo. She is a prime example of a selfless caregiver. She goes over and above for any client she has. She is repeatedly asking her clients what she can do to make their experience better. The important part is that she not only ask’s, she listens and does what is requested of her. Thank you NE for placing your clients comfort before your own. For more information on how to get this type of caregiver for yourself or a loved one, please contact Golden Heart Senior Care for more information.