Home Care Services

By: Live In Care  05/12/2011
Keywords: Personal Care, Home Care, Care Assistance



Home Care Services

Comfort Keepers can provide assisted living services in the home for you or a loved one. In addition to providing these services for older people, we also work with a variety of clients who need home care assistance such as those recovering from illness or injury and younger disabled people.

Personal Care

Bathing
Bathing is essential to an individual’s sense of well-being. It refreshes the spirit, provides relaxation while cleansing the skin and stimulating circulation.

Mobility
Activity and exercise are vital to a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of movement to both physical and mental health are seen in everyday life. Benefits include increasing stamina, strengthening the heart, lowering blood pressure, improving digestion and sleep. In addition it improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.

Transferring and Positioning
Moving or placing a person into a correct posture position encourages the functional activity of the body’s many systems. It assists in eliminating pressure areas on the skin, reducing atrophy and stiffening of muscles, encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.

Incontinence care
The inability to control urination or defecation is embarrassing to individuals and can become unsanitary if not taken care of correctly. Our caregivers understand the sensitivity of this situation and approaches to caring for individuals who need assistance.

Toileting
Elimination is an important and normal body function. However, it is usually an activity that is private and one that is not openly discussed. The individual often faces embarrassment along with a sense of loss of independence. Our caregivers strive to provide an acceptable, comfortable and safe environment for all types of toileting needs.

Feeding
We understand that it is usually hard for an adult to accept the idea of not being able to feed themselves. The reasons are varied, however the sense of loss of independence is real. Our caregivers understand the feelings this can cause and take the extra effort to make the environment and mealtime special.

Oral Hygiene
Proper mouth, teeth, denture and gum care are essentials to good oral and dental hygiene. Daily oral care can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and assist in prevention of other diseases.

Special diet and meal preparation
We recognise that eating is a social activity and that good nutrition is important in order for people to live life to its fullest. It is especially important for a person whose body is in a weakened condition. Proper foods give us energy to carry out the day’s activities, are necessary to rebuild body tissue, prevent disease and are essential to any healing process.

Companionship and Homemaking Services

Medication
Our carers can assist and remind clients in relation to their medication regime. We have a nationwide alliance with Unicare Pharmacy to package medication in blister packs and deliver them to the client's home.

Conversation and companionship
Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Meal preparation
Many old people do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal. Let our caregiver prepare a hot, delicious, nutritious meal. This service gives our clients the opportunity to eat the nutritious meals they need to enjoy healthier living.

Light housekeeping
Hoovering, dusting, sweeping and washing floors, cleaning bathrooms to include sinks, showers, baths and toilet, cleaning kitchens, sinks, appliances, counters, taking out the bins, straightening all rooms, organising closets and drawers, cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder.

Errand services
Caregivers can run errands such as picking up prescriptions, going to the post office, etc.

Grocery shopping
Caregivers will shop with or without the client accompanying them. They can shop at any store the client prefers and can use any coupons provided.

Incidental Transportation
Trips to doctor appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, wherever the client likes to go. Getting older people out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit.

Daily “TLC” Phone Calls
This service is just the ticket for those clients who may not need someone coming to their home everyday, but they and their families can have peace of mind knowing if they need something, we will be checking in.

Laundry & Linen Washing
This can be done in the client’s home and includes washing, drying, ironing and putting things away.

Clothes Shopping
We can take our clients to their favourite stores, or our caregivers will do this for you.

Recreational Activities
Whether it’s cards, board games, or a walk in the park, Comfort Keepers can help our clients stay active in mind, body and spirit. We also can take the client out to enjoy their favourite activities.

Grooming & Dressing Guidance
We can help button buttons, tie shoes, put on socks, wash & comb hair, etc.

Organise Incoming Post
We can assist the client in separating the junk mail from the important mail, and let them know when bills are due.

Periodic Review with Family
On a recurring basis we can contact the family to discuss how things are going, answer any concerns or redefine any services that may be needed. This is a great service for clients whose families live far away and may not be in daily contact with their loved ones.

24-Hour Emergency Response System
Independence, Safety and Peace of Mind. Comfort Keepers can help you provide all of these to you or your loved ones. Help when you need it, in the event of an emergency virtually anywhere in your home at the touch of a button.

Live in Care
Live in Care provides security and peace of mind through the support and assistance of a carer living and staying with you on an ongoing basis in your home.

Respite Care Available
Rest and relief for family members who are assisting with the care of their loved ones. Comfort Keepers can provide assistance so you can run errands, go shopping or get some much-needed rest.


List of Chiropodists Approved by the Dept of Health in Dublin North-West who do Home Visits:

BeckettClontarfDublin 3087 314 5089
FarrellPalmerstownDublin 26268548
LamRoselawnDublin 156405411
TeelingBallyfermotDublin 106238777

Keywords: Care Assistance, Home Care, Home Care Assistance, Personal Care

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