Bethel, Connecticut
6 Stony Hill Road, Ste. 200, Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 924-4949
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In-Home Senior Care in Bethel, CT

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In-home senior care is a notion that many Americans are familiar with, and it is prevalent in all types of communities. When our older loved ones reach the age when their mental or physical health begins declining to the point that they risk losing their independence, they need support. Family members are frequently the ones responsible for providing care, even though they are typically already working full-time and may not have received the necessary training. Consequently, as noted by the CDC, many of these familial caregivers report their health issues, such as lack of sleep, while they are attempting to support their loved ones.

This is where Comfort Keepers comes in. We want to take the burden of caregiving off of you while providing you with the peace of mind that your aging loved one is receiving the same quality of care as if you were providing it yourself. Our services aim to help seniors maintain their dignity and independence, whether they are struggling with physical decline or experiencing more intense afflictions, such as Parkinson's Disease. Our caregivers are trained to provide care to those suffering from chronic illnesses and provide specialized care in these instances. 

How Do We Provide In-Home Care for Seniors in Bethel?

At Comfort Keepers, we provide compassionate, non-medical care for seniors in their homes. Effectively, this means that we offer any support that seniors might need, from dressing to getting groceries to cooking and enjoying meals together with your loved one, to help them remain independently in their homes.

Our care coordinators work with clients and their families, as well as with other healthcare professionals, to create highly individualized care plans that speak to the unique needs of each client. Our compassionate caregivers then work directly with the clients to carry out these plans, which necessarily address the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our clients.

Examples of how we address the physical needs of our clients include performing light housekeeping duties, such as dusting, doing the laundry, or vacuuming the floors. Other examples include:

  • Grocery shopping and errands

  • Transportation to and from appointments

  • Medication reminders

  • Meal planning and preparation

  • Light activities, such as going for a walk

In addition to providing long-term or short-term care for your loved ones, our team also offers respite care for regular or family caregivers who need to take a much-needed break from their caregiving duties. 

What Do In-Home Care Services Look Like?

It wouldn't be uncommon to see a caregiver taking framed pictures off the wall to clean the glass. Interestingly, paying attention to such things is one of the most common inroads into bonding with clients. We know that the faces on the walls represent the people and memories that are most important to our clients, and that if you want to start a conversation, asking about them is a fine way to do so. Our companion care services provide a listening ear and someone for your loved one to spend time with throughout the day or night. 

Aside from light housekeeping duties, our caregivers are also trained to provide personal care to our clients. Examples of this kind of care include bathing, grooming, helping with basic hygiene, toileting, and mobility assistance. When your loved one is discharged from the hospital, we can also provide post-hospital care to help them recuperate from procedures comfortably at home. 

We place a high value on our clients' happiness quotient, and this starts with their appearance. For seniors who are struggling to maintain their independence at home but find daily activities stressful and overwhelming, it starts with who they see when they look in the mirror. Our caregivers will assist with everything from helping them in and out of the shower to combing their hair to getting dressed. We have more than one heartwarming anecdote about our caregivers helping clients pick out the perfect wardrobe for the day. If your loved one requires assistance around the clock, we also provide 24-hour care services to help keep them safe at all hours of the day or night. 

When you start talking about helping with such personal details in a person's day-to-day life, you can begin to see the level of bonding that must take place for such things to be fluid and successful. We demand a lot from our caregivers, and their training goes beyond merely helping out with the physical needs of our clients.

What Does It Take to Provide Home Care for Seniors?

We've found that trust is among the most important elements that must be present in providing senior care at home. Trust is built and maintained by being there for our clients whenever they need us. We pride ourselves on being good listeners, so that when their needs change, we're there to facilitate the required adjustments.

Besides being on time, every time, and always bringing alacrity to our work, trust is also built during the quiet moments. When a caregiver is standing behind a client and looking into the mirror with them, and when they are asked, 'how do I look?', this is an opportunity to build upon that trust and to strengthen the bond between the two. Because it is such a vulnerable question, it is up to the caregiver to provide reassurance.

Satisfying the emotional needs of our clients is a hugely important aspect of our work. It is imperative that our clients feel supported, and this calls for nothing less than putting love into every element of the care provided. The smallest bit of chit-chat can trigger huge emotions - a lifetime's worth - in the mind of an older person, and this can lead them into any number of emotional states.

Our caregivers are adept at engaging, no matter which direction the conversation turns. More than anything, we realize that seniors often feel that they are not heard, and this could lead to them feeling as though their thoughts and feelings are not being validated. Sometimes, conversations go from happy to sad, and sometimes it's the other way around. Either way, the key is simply being there to talk with them.

Are Caregivers Like Family?

Of course, Comfort Keepers' caregivers are not family members of our clients. However, we strive to become the next best thing, and words like familial and friendship are steeped in our ethos. It's not uncommon for our caregivers to report back to us that when they are with clients, it's like they are with their own family members.

When two people are in the kitchen, for instance, planning or preparing a meal or setting the dining room table, they do not normally do so in total silence. Instead, one or the other will say something that is on their mind, and then they're having a conversation. What occurs in these settings is very much the same as what might occur in a caregiver's own home with their own family.

At Comfort Keepers, senior home care is a notion that carries a lot of weight. Our mission is to make sure that our clients are happy, in every sense of the word. However, it is also to ensure that their families understand that they have put this important dictate into the right hands. We do our work carefully and as gracefully as possible. Our caregivers are trained to utilize a variety of technologies to foster connection and purpose for our clients and their loved ones. They are trained to be holistic agents of positive change in our clients' lives.

How Important Is Empathy, Anyway?

Empathy—the ability to experience the world through other people's eyes—is essential to our success. To that end, we screen our caregivers so that we not only get the most capable individuals in terms of keeping up with clients' physical needs, but we also get the most empathetic. We want their professional lives to reflect their personal beliefs, and we insist that these beliefs match our own.

What Do People Say About Comfort Keepers' Work?

We appreciate when our clients and their families report back about their experiences with our ability to provide compassionate in-home senior care in Bethel. The reflections that our clients' family members have so generously shared speak to steady, solid performance over time, and to the desire to go above and beyond to do a good job. They are full of humility, which both humbles us and fills us with pride.

Some clients report that Comfort Keepers has provided enjoyable long-term live-in care assistance for their loved ones, and our caregivers have become like part of their family. Others use words like "professional" and "compassionate" when speaking about our company and services, and they say that we are exceedingly responsive to the needs of their loved ones. Our clients recommend us highly.

Our organization has been recognized by our peers in the industry as a leader in the field of providing senior care at home. Comfort Keepers has received the Circle of Excellence from the National Business Research Institute as well as the award for Extraordinary Achievement in Franchise Satisfaction from the Franchise Research Institute.

Providing Senior Care at Home Is Noble Work

Providing senior care at home is noble work, and for most people, there is nothing as important as ensuring the happiness and welfare of their older loved ones. We feel the same way, and it is a value that resonates throughout the Comfort Keepers organization. From our care coordinators to our caregivers, every member of our team is trained to respond to the needs of our clients and their families as though they were our own. In a very tangible way, they are, and we couldn’t be more proud to be there for your loved ones and step in to lend a compassionate hand when you can’t. Contact us at (203) 924-4949 today to discuss how we can offer you the best in-home senior care in Bethel, CT, for your loved one.

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