Davenport, Iowa
3420 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 424-7777
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In-Home Senior Care in Davenport, IA

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According to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Americans are living longer but not necessarily healthier lives. This means that for more and more older Americans, the dream of maintaining their independence while living at home or in the homes of their families is at risk. Many families see this as an opportunity to help their loved ones stay put rather than go into an institution that can provide the care that they need, but this can be a very taxing venture. There is a wide range of senior care services available through Comfort Keepers that can assist you and your loved one when it comes time to have a conversation about senior care at home in Davenport.

At Comfort Keepers, our mission is to help seniors maintain their independence while remaining in their homes. We strive to provide the highest-quality in-home senior care in Davenport and surrounding areas that will keep our clients safe and, as importantly, happy. In doing so, we strive to help the families of those clients find the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their loved ones are being well taken care of.

What Does Senior Care at Home Look Like?

When clients retain our services, they will meet with a care coordinator, who will work with them, as well as their families and other healthcare professionals, to create a highly individualized care plan that seeks to address the client's physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. At that point, our talented caregivers will begin carrying out that plan and meeting those needs.

Our caregivers can visit clients on a weekly or daily basis and can even provide 24-hour care. The care plans can include any number of services and can be modified according to the client's wants and needs. Among the services that you can expect with a personal care plan, you'll find the following:

  • Grooming and hygiene assistance

  • Mobility assistance

  • Transferring and positioning

  • Toileting and incontinence care

  • Nutrition and meal preparation

  • Light housekeeping

Our dynamic caregivers can also provide transportation to and from medical and other appointments, go on other outings, and run errands, like grocery shopping, on behalf of our clients. They are also there to help create a basic routine and do things like remind clients when to take their medications. Inappropriate use of medications due to confusion or forgetfulness is common among older people, especially when they have multiple medications that need to be taken in a given day.

Comfort Keepers also provides compassionate in-home care services for clients with Alzheimer's and dementia and essential end-of-life care services as well as respite care for regular or family caregivers. Comfort Keepers proudly supports our Veterans in Davenport and surrounding areas by providing Veterans home care services and post-hospital care for those needing a little extra help at home after a hospital stay. 

How Important Is Empathy for In-Home Senior Care?

We believe that providing senior care at home is an opportunity for all kinds of meaningful interactions. We also believe that this can't really be accomplished in the right way without empathy and compassion. Our caregivers lead with kindness for several reasons. First, it's just good business, no matter what business you're in. We ascribe to the old notion that you should treat people as you want to be treated.

Another reason that the empathetic approach is best is that it is the most efficient way for our caregivers to solve our clients' problems and ensure their happiness. We take their problems to heart, and their victories—no matter how big or small—are our victories.

Finally, empathy, as it pertains to in-home senior care, is how we build trust. Without trust, this type of work is next to impossible. We want our clients and their families to know that they can trust us to help in any scenario. To that end, we screen our caregivers specifically for empathy to make sure that they aren't just capable people who can solve physical problems on behalf of our clients but that they will also strive to be there socially and emotionally for all clients as well.

What Does Empathy Look Like in the Caregiver-Client Relationship?

The logistics of transportation for seniors can sometimes present their own set of problems, so one of our services involves transportation to any of the various appointments that they have to get to. This simple service speaks to the larger picture of our attitude toward caregiving.

Before we go out in public, most of us make sure that we're wearing clean clothes, are well-coiffed, and such. It is easy enough to do when you're young and fit. However, when you're older and ailing, even getting ready to go out can be a chore. Further, it can be stressful and even make you feel bad about yourself. With our holistic approach to caregiving, transporting to an appointment, a coffee shop, or anywhere else begins before we leave the home. We will ensure that your loved one looks and feels at their best. 

Our caregivers' empathy shows when they are helping clients with the most personal aspects of their daily routines, such as toileting and showering. It also shows when they are standing behind their clients and looking into the mirror, making small adjustments, or smiling with pride at how good they look. Nobody wants to go out in public looking less than their best, and our caregivers consider it an honor to make sure that our clients look their very best, which means that they will feel good about themselves no matter what they're about to do.

When it comes to home senior care, empathy is also found in each and every conversation that our caregivers and our clients engage in. To be a good caregiver, you must be a good listener. Spending a lot of time with somebody means that you're probably going to talk a lot. Older people, especially those who spend most of their time at home, have a lifetime's worth of thoughts and feelings but not many people to share them with. Our companion care services can help with this. By simply engaging in conversation, our caregivers' empathy shines through.

Is Senior Care at Home Something You Should Consider?

In-home senior care in Davenport can benefit anybody who has an older loved one in the area who needs a little help maintaining their independence. When you want the best for your loved one but taking it all on yourself is becoming too taxing, you might consider retaining our services. When you want to make sure that their physical, mental, and emotional needs are being met and that their happiness is somebody else's priority, too, you should think about reaching out to Comfort Keepers. Contact us at (563) 424-7777 to learn about how our caregivers can provide hope, joy, and the necessary support to your loved one in Davenport when life demands that they need some additional help.