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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults

Let our caregivers help where it matters most with a unique care plan adapted to your needs

Adding Personal In-Home Senior Care Services To Your Custom Care Plan in Rochester, NY, and the surrounding area

Socialization and a helping hand can make a difference in the life of a senior loved one

Personal care services such as bathing, mobility assistance, general hygiene, and more are available to seniors who desire to continue living independently at home but have recently discovered that daily routines and responsibilities have become more challenging as they age.

 

 


What is Personal Care?

Personal Care

Personal care is a comprehensive term that refers to fundamental personal hygiene and daily living activities such as dressing, grooming, and toileting assistance. Comfort Keepers' professional caregivers assist with needs ranging from stand-by assistance to full-time care, depending on the requirements of each client.

Our industry-leading services can range from basic tasks like bathing, mobility assistance, incontinence care, preparing and serving nutritious meals, to more hands-on personal home care services like position changes for bedbound clients and Dementia care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments.

Personal care services may also involve assistance with outings such as social events, shopping trips, and other activities of interest of your loved one to help preserve their physical and emotional attributes.


Plans can include:

Bathing and Hygiene

Our goal at Comfort Keepers Home Care of Rochester, NY, is to help your loved one with their personalized home care routines so that they can continue living their lives to the fullest. Regular hygiene and grooming have been shown in studies to have significant benefits for seniors' self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. We are here to assist clients who are fearful of slipping while showering or have physical restrictions that make general hygiene routines difficult.

These Tasks may Include:

  • Showering and bathing.
  • Getting dressed, including shoes and accessories (belt, watch, jewelry, etc.).
  • Brushing teeth or dentures.
  • Styling and brushing hair.
  • Makeup application.
  • Shaving with an electric razor.

Consistency is vital when it comes to bathing — being able to bathe daily or almost daily is critical to remaining healthy. Failure to wash frequently can lead to health problems that can further lead to serious health complications down the road.


Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance

Bathroom features are not always designed with seniors in mind and can potentially be hazardous if not equipped with the proper safety measures. This is especially true for surfaces that can get wet and slippery after a bath or shower. Reducing falls in the home is one of the top safety concerns that seniors and their families face, here at Comfort Keepers we're here to provide your loved one with the necessary assistance to keep them safe and joyful at home.

Our caregivers considerably lower the risk of fall prevention by offering mobility support inside the home and keeping the home safe from possible hazards. There are numerous advantages to having additional support for mobility assistance around the house, including:

  • Less risk with trained help and a steady arm.
  • Less temptation to skip out on housekeeping tasks or personal hygiene, like getting to the bathroom to bathe or getting around the kitchen for dinner.
  • Companionship to help with chores not only makes tasks easier to complete but also brings comfort just in having someone to talk to and socialize.

Transferring and Positioning

Moving around the house can become increasingly challenging as we age. One of our primary focuses is assisting our clients in comfortably moving around their homes. Getting in and out of bed, chairs, and wheelchairs are examples of this. Proper transferring and positioning can help to reduce the risk of bedsores and other bed-related injuries. This also aids in the prevention of muscular atrophy and promotes proper breathing and digestion. Exercising and transferring positions throughout the day can also reduce the likelihood of falls and other injuries.


Toileting and Incontinence Care

We understand the delicate nature of toileting and incontinence care for our clients. Our caregivers provide compassionate and dignified assistance with these personal areas of daily living.

Our caregivers can assist your loved one in the comfort of their own homes by developing a trusting relationship. Staying clean and comfortable is a crucial aspect of dealing with incontinence care.

Incontinence can be a tough subject to broach with a senior loved one. If they are unwilling to ask for help, hygiene problems might begin and worsen over time.


Senior Nutrition & Meal Prep

Our caregivers can assist with physician-recommended nutrition and diet recommendations. We can help with grocery shopping and meal preparation to satisfy nutritional needs or unique dietary restrictions.

Seniors who are on a restricted diet are not uncommon. A doctor or a nutritionist may include unique dietary needs in your personal care plan, which may have restrictions on what can be taken or in what amounts. Common examples include:

  • Different medications can have food restrictions or sensitivities associated with them, and physician-created nutrition plans typically account for these sensitivities. Timing of medication doses can be a critical part of a care plan. Timing can be a concern, especially if a senior is dealing with physical limitations or memory loss.
  • Proper nutrition can be an issue for seniors living alone. Moving around the kitchen and lifting pots and pans may be harder than it once was, and as a result, healthier home-cooked meals are challenging to make every day. Instead, those meals may be substituted with fast food, processed food, or simply less calorie consumption that's recommended each day. It's especially important for your loved one to consume enough calories and the right nutrients to avoid obesity, excessive weight loss, and dehydration.
  • Dehydration can lead to a number of serious problems if left unchecked. It continues to be one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization among older adults. Eight 8-ounce glasses are generally considered the standard when it comes to the proper daily intake of water, but more may be needed depending on their prescribed medications or health conditions.

Whether someone is looking for support with a specific diet or companionship in the kitchen, our caregivers can provide the support needed for nutritional at-home meals. Our goal is for your loved one to enjoy sitting down at the dinner table and looking forward to eating healthy meals on a daily basis.

Our uplifting personal home care services can also include:

  • Care for those with memory issues or cognitive impairments.
  • Medication reminders and daily management.
  • Assisting with errands or transportation to and from appointments.
  • Support for physician-prescribed exercise programs.
  • Fall risk assessment and assistance with fall prevention.

Contact Us Today

All of our personal care services are customized to your loved one's individual needs. To speak with a caregiver about what services may be beneficial to you or your family, contact Comfort Keepers Home Care in Rochester, NY, by selecting one of the options below: