Local, uplifting in-home care for seniors
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 as long as possible is a priority. But the natural aging process can make that difficult for older adults. At Comfort Keepers®, we provide in-home care services that can help prolong independent living for our clients. Our staff uses an Interactive Caregiving™ approach, transforming 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 for older individuals in Broward County, Oakland Park and beyond.
How Comfort Keepers® Can Help
Comfort Keepers provides a broad range of home care services for seniors, from personal care to in-home companionship. As with all our assisted living services, our agency seeks to maintain a high level of personal dignity and respect for the client at all times. See our comprehensive list of services below for further information on how we could be a good fit for you or your aging loved ones.
In-Home Companionship and Care Services
Grooming & Hygiene Guidance
Comfort Keepers’ goal is to assist our clients with their personal care routines so they can look and feel their best, regardless of aging. Studies show undeniable benefits for seniors’ self-esteem and emotional fitness to have regular hygiene and grooming.1 We are here to help clients who fear falling while bathing, or have limitations that make cleaning up difficult. We can assist with shampooing, shaving (with an electric shaver), hair combing and styling, and other grooming needs clients may request.
Falling can lead to grave physical and emotional consequences for seniors. Our caregivers greatly reduce this risk by providing mobile assistance options inside the home and out. Whether your loved one would benefit from a steadying arm, or more hands-on involvement, our team members are expertly trained to help!
Transferring and Positioning
One of our top priorities is helping our clients move around their homes. This may include our care providers aiding in getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs. Proper transferring and positioning can contribute to a high reduction in bedsore risks for clients spending hours sitting or lying down. This also helps reduce muscle atrophy, while encouraging proper breathing and digestion. It can greatly lower the risk of falls and injuries, as well as keep our clients as comfortable as possible. This can help families have peace of mind that there is someone to help and prevent any unnecessary health issues.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Our staff 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.
Nutrition & Meal Prep
Maintaining a nutritious diet impacts overall wellbeing, as well as decreases the likelihood of many common health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. 7 For these reasons, many of our clients have prescribed meal plans to which they must adhere for health reasons.8 Whether you seek help following a special diet, or just want companionship in the kitchen, our caregivers can provide the food prep necessary for wholesome at-home meals. Our clients are welcomed to work alongside the caregiver to nurture conversation and provide a sense of accomplishment.
Our staff join seniors for mealtime, taking advantage of the relaxed environment to forge natural friendships. The result? Eating will be both healthy and enjoyable.
Conversation and Companionship
Studies prove10 that seniors who stay socially engaged enjoy improved quality of life, compared to their solitary counterparts. They also have a lower tendency to develop depression and general cognitive decline. Our staff provide seniors with conversation, mealtime companionship, and camaraderie during their favorite activities, all from the comfort of home. This helps to create a sense of belonging that may be lost for clients that can no longer be out in the community or visit their families. Our clients’ happiness is our ultimate goal!
Our staff can take care of all laundry needs, either in the home or at a local laundromat. These services may include washing, drying, ironing, and putting clean laundry away.
Our caregivers are available to provide light housekeeping. They will tidy up by assisting in tasks such as laundry, changing linens, cleaning up the kitchen and taking out the trash.
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.13
Being out and about benefits a senior’s mind, body, and spirit. It's an integral part of Comfort Keepers’ Interactive Caregiving services. 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 and aides cannot administer medications or treatment, 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 to help keep their home healthcare on schedule and following the terms of the doctor's orders.
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 home care services. This allows them to remain in their homes for as long as possible and provide alternatives to nursing homes. 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://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