What is Home Care?

​​​​​​Homecare in Overland Park, KS. What is home care for seniors?

About Home Care for Seniors​​​

Not so long ago, a medical crisis often meant sending a senior family member off to a nursing home. Today, even people with chronic illness and diseases often continue living at home.​​

Licensed medical professionals can be sent into the home to deliver therapeutic services, such as post-operative rehabilitation, while our highly trained in-home CAREGiversSM provide all the supportive care a person needs to continue living at home. Call us to talk about in-home care in the Overland Park, KS area: (913) 324-5612.

Home Care Services​

Unlike home health care, our in-home care focuses on providing support to family members who need help with the activities of everyday living. Everything from companionship to bathing, showering and using the bathroom, to Alzheimer’s and other dementias care are services we can provide.

We offer in-home care that covers a wide array of activities, including:

Companionship and Home Helper
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Accompany to doctor visits
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry and linens
  • Light housekeeping
  • Socializing
Personal Services
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Incontinence Care
  • Mobility Assistance
Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias Care
  • Managing behavioral symptoms
  • Encouraging engagement
  • Assist with activities of daily living
  • Keeping seniors safe
Transitional Care Services
  • Transportation
  • Prescription pick-up
  • Hospital discharge assistance
Hospice Support
  • Supplemental support
  • Respite for family caregivers

If you’d like more information about whether or not in-home senior care may be right for your family, read our Guide to the Best Choices for Seniors and Those Who Care about Them.

Benefits of In-Home Care

We believe anyone who needs a little help to stay safe and healthy in their own home can benefit from home care services. People recently discharged from the hospital may require temporary assistance with cooking, laundry and transportation. Family members with a cognitive impairment like dementia may benefit from ongoing help with medication reminders and companionship. In general, if you worry your loved ones cannot safely care for themselves at home anymore, they may benefit from the in-home care we provide.

Here are some specific signs your loved one may be a candidate for professional caregiving assistance:

  • Housekeeping isn’t kept up like it used to be
  • Household bills aren’t being paid
  • Medications aren’t being taken on schedule
  • Personal hygiene is declining
  • Appliances, like stoves and irons, are left on and forgotten
  • Recently lost their spouse, or seems lonely
  • Doesn’t want to cook anymore
  • Driving is becoming a hazard
  • Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia
  • Arthritis has made it difficult to perform simple tasks like buttoning clothes

Home Care Increases Quality of Life at Home

Our professional CAREGivers not only provide your loved ones with physical assistance, but they offer companionship -- someone to talk to, someone to listen. For elderly family members, this human connection may be the most valuable component of in-home care.

But professional caregiving isn’t just about companionship. Our highly trained CAREGivers deliver services tailored to your family member’s individual needs. A typical day might look like this:

  • Get started with a shower, a hot breakfast and a reminder to take medications
  • Do some dusting while chatting about current events
  • Throw in a load of laundry
  • Look at photo albums and listen to stories about your family member’s childhood
  • Fold clothes and make the bed
  • Prepare a nutritious lunch and sit at the table together to enjoy it
  • Help your family member go for a walk outdoors to get some fresh air
  • Make sure your loved one is tucked safely into bed before leaving -- or stay overnight to ease your family member’s anxiety about living alone

You probably can’t always be there to personally provide care for every member of your family, but we can. Our CAREGivers act as your partner to deliver the care services your family members need to maintain a high quality of life at home. And you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is safe, happy and healthy. Call us to talk about how we can help.

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