Research shows that for those living with a chronic illness and/or debility related to the normal aging process, remaining at home is by far the first choice and is often the best option overall for physical and mental well-being.
Dignified In-Home Personal Care for Seniors
At Colonial Home Care, we work with each family to develop a customized plan of care to address their unique needs. In addition to companion care and light housekeeping services, we offer a variety of personal care services to assist your loved one with their activities of daily living.
Bathing/Showering – Bathing is essential to ensure proper personal hygiene but more importantly, to the way a person feels. Our hands-on assistance with showering or sponge bathing ensures that our clients receive the assistance they need to maintain proper personal cleanliness, skin integrity, stimulate circulation and reduce the potential for infection.
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Colonial Home Care offers stand-alone Bath Visit services. We will provide bathing assistance (sponge bath, shower, tub), dressing/grooming assistance (help with putting on clothing and brushing/combing hair), and tub/shower wipe down. Visits range from around an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.
Walking, Transfer & Ambulation Assistance – We make sure that movement occurs on a regular basis while taking into account any physical limitations for each client. This could include going for a walk outside on a nice day, assisting with chair exercises to get the blood flowing, or helping a client practice their exercises (ROM, etc.) as instructed by their Physical Therapist.
Toileting Assistance & Incontinence Care – Having an experienced caregiver on hand to assist with toileting may help prevent urinary tract infections, skin breakdown, and falls. Our caregivers are experienced in providing physical help and assistance while maintaining dignity for all clients who may require assistance with toileting needs.
Oral Hygiene – Oftentimes, seniors may lack the fine motor skills necessary to ensure proper mouth care. Proper gum, tooth, and denture care are vital to ensure the prevention of tooth decay, gum disease, and/or periodontal infections.
Special Diet/Meal Preparation – Our caregivers will work with the family and client to develop an appetizing meal plan that meets the client’s specific diet needs. This includes diabetic, gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium, and diet downgrades such as purees, thickeners, etc.
Eating Assistance – In some cases, clients are unable to feed themselves. Our caregivers are experienced in feeding clients and assisting with guided feeding. When appropriate, we can recommend modified feeding tools to ensure an enjoyable meal experience.
Medication Reminders – Did you know that medication mismanagement is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions? Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist with providing medication reminders, ensuring medication compliance, and assessing for any potential side-effects.
Additional personal care services we offer include – General care and supervision, personal grooming and hair care, wardrobe selection and assistance getting dressed, wheelchair, walker, cane assistance, and much more!