Comfort Keepers® is the leading provider of in-home care, offering customized services to meet the unique needs of your loved ones.
For many seniors, living at home for long as possible is a priority. But the natural aging process can make that difficult over time. At Comfort Keepers®, we provide in-home care services that can help prolong independent living. Our Interactive Caregiving™ approach transforms day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful interactions. This includes conversation and activities that engage and enrich the physical, mental, social, and emotional lives of seniors.
From helping with meals and mobility to personal care and errands, our in-home care lends a helping hand.
How Comfort Keepers® Can Help
Comfort Keepers offers a broad range of services for seniors, from personal care to in-home companionship. As with all our services, we seek to maintain a high level of personal dignity and respect for the client at all times. See our comprehensive list of services below to see how we could be a fit for you or your aging loved ones.
Personal Care Services
Grooming, and Hygiene
Comfort Keepers’ goal is to assist our clients with their personal care routines so they can look and feel their best. Studies have proven how effective and positive it is for seniors to have regular hygiene and grooming.1 For clients who fear falling while bathing, or have physical or cognitive limitations that make bath-time difficult, our caregivers are there to help. We can assist with shampooing, shaving (with an electric shaver), hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs.
Remaining active in your golden years is one of the best ways to maintain the quality of life. Our caregivers help seniors remain active by assisting them in getting from place to place in comfort and safety.
Transferring and Positioning
One of our top priorities is helping our clients move around their homes. This may include getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs. Proper transferring and positioning can contribute to reducing bedsore risks. This also helps reduce muscle atrophy, while encouraging proper breathing and digestion. It can also lower the risk of falls and injuries, as well as keep our clients as comfortable as possible. 5
Toileting and Incontinence Care
We understand the sensitive nature of toileting and incontinence care for our clients. Without proper help, seniors can face many issues6. These may include skin infections, unpleasant odors, and general hygiene problems. Our caregivers offer compassionate, dignified help with these personal aspects of daily living.
Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet can impact well-being and vitality across the board.7 In fact, many of our seniors have prescribed meal plans they must stick to for health reasons8. Whether you’re looking for help adhering to a special diet or just want to improve nutrition, our caregivers can help. They also provide companionship9, turning meals into social time by engaging with seniors while they eat. The positive environment helps them feel more relaxed. Supervision also makes certain your loved ones get proper nourishment.
Our caregivers help certain clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Our caregivers also help clients eat nutritious menus to promote disease prevention, healing, and healthy living.10 We make an extra effort to turn meals into enjoyable social time by engaging our clients in conversation over food.
In-Home Companionship and Care Services
Conversation and Companionship
Studies prove11 that seniors who stay social and engaged have a better quality of life. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our caregivers provide friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship — a fantastic way to keep your loved ones engaged and upbeat.
Daily tasks, like meal preparation, can be a lot of work for seniors. Our caregivers step in and help in the kitchen when needed. They cook hot and wholesome meals to meet nutritional and dietary needs.12 Your loved ones are always welcome to work alongside their caregiver during meal prep. This time spent working together is an excellent opportunity for social interaction and conversation.
Our caregivers can take care of all laundry needs, either in the home or at a nearby laundromat. These services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting clean laundry away.
Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. Our services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, and taking out the trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows reachable without a ladder.
Getting around can be difficult for seniors, especially if they are unable to drive. Our caregivers take care of this problem by running around for you. This can include grocery shopping and other errands, such as stopping at the pharmacy or post office. Your loved ones are welcome to stay home or come along for the ride as a way to stay active.14
Being out and about benefits a senior’s mind, body, and spirit. It's an integral part of Comfort Keepers’ Interactive Caregiving. For older adults unable to drive, our caregivers provide transportation incidental to other services, such as medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, and shopping. Just about anywhere your senior wants to go, our caregivers can help them get there.
Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist in ensuring that clients take their medication as prescribed. Our caregivers can help with opening medication containers, reading labels, and reminding the client when it is time for the next dose.
Paying particular attention to grooming can help a senior feel and look better. As a person ages, grooming can sometimes present physical challenges. Our caregivers assist clients with shampooing, shaving, hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs so seniors can look and feel their best.
Comfort Keepers®: Custom Care Plan
Although our caregivers do not dispense medication, they are still able to assist with medications. This includes providing reminders of when to take their next dose, as well as opening containers and reading labels. These helpful reminders safeguard that your loved ones are taking their medications as prescribed.
Our caregivers work closely with seniors to provide in-home care. This allows them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. It also ensures they are well taken care of, from grooming to household chores. Having our caregivers in your home is an excellent way to balance the wants and needs of aging seniors.
- http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/Publications/22-277.pdf page 12-13 http://www.azdirectcare.org/uploads/APDChap5-TransfersPositioningJan11.pdf, chapter 5, page 17
- http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/apd-dd-training/EQC%20Training%20Documents/Toileting.pdf, page 1
- http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/Publications/22-277.pdf, page 31
- http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benefitsofeatingwell/01.html http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/enjoyyourmeals/01.html
- http://www.ncaop.ie/publications/research/reports/93_Imp_QoL_Long_Stay_Care.pdf, page 186-8, 198
- https://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2004/Social_Isolation_Among_Seniors.pdf, page 5,6