According to the National Institute for Health, soon people that are older than 65 years of age will greatly outnumber children age five or lower. This demographic shift shows that the need for in home health care solutions in Naples, FL, and the Fort Myers area will grow with it.
Comfort Keepers® in Naples, FL, and in Fort Myers, FL are meeting the challenges of this unprecedented growth by providing non-medical, in-home senior care services and other home health care solutions. These home health care services, many times, will include companion and personal care services.
In many cases, the Comfort Keepers caregivers work in conjunction with service provided by a Home Health agency. Depending on whom you speak with services offered by Comfort Keepers can be confusing as people will refer to the in home senior care agency as Home Health services.
Home health care solutions by caregivers from Comfort Keepers provide you and your family with a cost-effective alternative to services performed in nursing homes, hospitals, and in many cases, assisted living facilities. In home care solutions allow seniors to maintain as much independence as possible while keeping your senior or loved one living in the comfort of their own homes. In home care solutions by Comfort Keepers ensures that you or your loved one receive the highest quality, the best of in home care needed to promote health and wellness while simultaneously improving the quality of life for seniors.quality of life.
In-home health care services can also consist of medical care administered by health care professionals with proper medical equipment, such as registered nurses and CNAs, and physical, speech and occupational therapists, as well as the non-medical services delivered by professional, trained and insured in-home senior caregivers like those at Comfort Keepers in Fort Myers and the Naples, FL area.
In home health care solutions, follow a customized care plan promoting better well-being designed by you or your loved one to prevent recurrence of illnesses and hospitalization. The family's needs and concerns are usually incorporated in the in home health care solutions care plan.
Medical and non-medical home care providers often work cooperatively to provide the best and highest quality of care. Home care aides, for example, maintain a close eye on a client's condition and report any changes to a case manager or supervisor who are in contact with key family members. If medical intervention is needed, it can be provided.
What type of services do home health care aides or caregivers provide?
- Short-term nursing care or rehabilitation following an illness or surgery
- Assistance monitoring lifestyle changes caused by a new or existing medical condition or chronic illness like diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and dementia,
- Daily living activities like reading, writing and helping cognitive skills through playing games and building puzzles
- Monitoring of drugs and other medications
- Personal care and hygiene
- Meal planning preparation and cooking
- Grocery shopping and other errands
- Monitoring exercise including walks
- Transportation to and from appointments like doctors, hairstylists, and testing facilities, to name just a few.
Professional caregivers can also be on hand to relieve family members that are caregivers allowing them to get-a-way from the responsibilities of the senior care or in home care services. Comfort Keepers calls this respite care. A much-needed break by a caregiver is essential for mental health reasons and for that caregiver to run their errands.
Senior safety is a primary responsibility of a caregiver. That is why in home health care providers also offer monitoring devices that can call for help from an emergency responder. These devices are often used when a caregiver is not present in the home. The monitoring device will not only call for emergency services personnel, but family members can also be alerted.
Your loved ones in home health care solutions may also include the use of technology like the units supplied to seniors for instant phone, email, or texting services. The devices are designed for the use of seniors and include reading tools and news alerts. Staying in contact with friends and family can be very uplifting and comforting to seniors.
Both professional and family caregivers can make a significant impact on a client or loved one by offering older adults opportunities for mental stimulation, physical activity, emotional, or social support. At first glance, they may not look like health care. Still, a walk in the neighborhood or backyard, a puzzle, conversation, preparing a favorite recipe, visiting with or writing letters to family and friends all can have a positive impact on maintaining a senior's health.
Comfort Keepers Fort Myers Home Care Solutions
If you are considering in home care solutions for a loved one, Comfort Keepers in Fort Myers can help. We offer quality care out of the comfort of the senior's own home so that you can have peace of mind. Call today at (239) 590-8999 or contact us to learn more about our high-quality in home care services.
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