Personal care services help patients retain their independence, allowing them to maintain a high quality of life. In-home help allows people to stay in their homes for longer, rather than moving to facilities that are often more expensive and less comfortable to the patient.
In-home care can include companionship as well as help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These are the everyday activities that we take for granted, such as bathing, dressing, eating, using the toilet, transferring (walking) and continence. Understanding each patient’s abilities and competencies in ADLs is important for delivering them the daily services and care that they need. These services can range from occasional visits, to daily care, to 24/7 or live-in care arrangements.
In-home care can act as a relief for family or other primary caregivers. If you or your family are too busy or just need a break from caring for your loved one, HealthNow’s highly trained professionals can step in and give your family the break it needs.
Keep Patients Safe and Independent with Enrichment Activities
HealthNow Healthcare’s HomeLife Enrichment® Program is design by medical professionals to give seniors the opportunity to lead independent, safe and enriched lives. These programs are tailored to the individual and focus on all aspects of lifestyle – mind, body, spirit and family. HealthNow has a wide range of services that go above and beyond many other homecare companies to give patients optimal care.
Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations with Medication Reminders
Four out of five adults take at least one form of medication and one third take more than four kinds of medication. Remembering to take medication can be difficult, especially for the elderly. Our HealthNow home care experts can help by reading medication directions and reminding seniors when to take which medication.
Help Seniors Conserve Energy By Assisting with Laundry
Washing, drying and putting away clothes is a time consuming and energy sapping process, particularly for the elderly. HealthNow professionals can do it for them, either in-home or at a laundromat, leaving seniors with energy for other, more important tasks.
Housekeeping to Prevent Unnecessary Falls
Housekeeping becomes much difficult as we get older. Although HealthNow HealthCare are not a maid service, our expert staff can assist with sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping floors, as well as cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. They can also organize closets and draws and put things away to avoid accidental trips or falls.
Help with Meal Preparation Can Provide Adequate Nutrition
As the elderly begin to lose some of their function, cooking a nutritious meal becomes more and more difficult. To prevent your loved ones from resorting to easy and unhealthy foods, our Healthcare professionals can provide healthy meals or assist them with cooking, so that they retain some of their independence.
Transport Helps You Live Your Life
Getting older can make transport much more difficult. Often, seniors no longer drive, public transport is confusing and the distances are far too great to walk. HealthNow is not an ambulance or taxi service, but many of our offices have transportation services in addition to our personal care, This can greatly improve a senior’s life, by allowing them to go to the doctor, pick up prescriptions, run errands or go to the store. This can enhance their health care and increase their feelings of independence and happiness.
HealthNow Healthcare provides tailored live-in care plans to suit the patient’s needs. These services vary, depending on the clients situation, but allow family remembers to relax with the knowledge that someone is always giving their loved one optimal care.
24-Hour Home Care Services
Sometimes, patients need around-the-clock care. HealthNow Healthcare can organize shifts of healthcare professionals to provide whichever services the patient needs. Continuous home care is great for clients who are at risk when by themselves, such as those with dementia.
Give Family Caregivers a Break with Respite Care
Caring for your family can be an incredibly draining job. Respite care can give you a break to relieve stress, allow you to reenergize and find a better life-balance, HealthNow Healthcare can provide freedom for just a few hours or for a vacation.
Compassionate Toilet and Incontinence Care
HealthNow Healthcare’s professionals understand the problems that many seniors have with needing toileting help or incontinence care. They can assist with a high degree of compassion, maintaining the patients dignity and modesty.
Positioning and Transferring
Some clients need help being put into the correct posture, in order to maintain their health and functionality. Being transferred and positioned properly into beds or chairs can reduce bed sores, reduce muscle stiffness and wastage and encourages proper breathing and digestion.
Keep Older Adults Positive With Bathing and Hygiene Assistance
HealthNow Healthcare can give seniors help with bathing and basic hygiene if they need it. Being clean and well maintained can help their physical health and also help them feel much better. It can give them a better perspective on life and decrease depressive feelings.
Help Patients Get Out of Their Homes with Mobility Assistance
We provide clients with mobility assistance to help them get out of their homes, build stamina and endurance and also boost energy levels.
Respectful Feeding Assistance
Needing assistance to feed yourself can be mentally difficult for anyone. Our healthcare professionals give the mental support and understanding that patients need, while feeding them with the respect and dignity that they deserve.