Care in the Home

Care in the Home 2016-11-08T23:55:06+00:00

Care in the Home

Today more than ever, seniors are choosing to live at home as they age. But when your loved one needs in-home care, where do you turn? We know that navigating the home health landscape can be overwhelming. We will help you identify your needs for homecare and make appropriate recommendations for you and your loved one.

Home health aide services

Being comfortable in one’s surroundings accelerates the healing process. Hands-on or supportive care is provided in private residences; hospitals; and rehabilitation, assisted living and long-term care facilities.

The primary function of the home health aide is to assist individuals with personal care and activities of daily living, including:

  • Physical care to do such activities of daily living as bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Simple dressings
  • Feeding
  • Checking of vital signs
  • Exercises under the supervision of a nurse or therapist
  • Medication reminders

Companion services

Companion services play a vital role in providing care at home, whether offered as small blocks of time or in round-the-clock shifts. If you are faced with caring for an elderly individual who lives in isolation; trying to manage the responsibilities of family, work and an aging parent; or if you are a young parent overwhelmed with the responsibilities of a new baby, Distinguished Care Options’ companionship services can be the key to successful care management at home.

Our companions offer:

  • Socialization and recreation
  • Respite for family caregivers
  • Preparation and serving of light snacks
  • Accompaniment to patients for medical appointments, dialysis, and/or day surgery
  • Accompaniment on walks
  • Accompaniment on shopping and other errands

Nursing services

Our staff of experienced licensed nurses can be instrumental in providing skilled services necessary for clients to remain in the comfort of their own familiar surroundings or to give respite to family caregivers. Our licensed nurses

  • Assess the patient’s condition and needs
  • Develop and manage a mutually agreed-upon care plan to meet those needs
  • Provide the skilled care required
  • Manage medication
  • Offer the patient and family and/or caregivers education and information to maintain the patient’s health, safety and independence

Homemaking services

The primary duty of the homemaker is to provide light housekeeping services to preserve a safe, and sanitary home. Such services include:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping at the nearest major grocery store
  • Essential errands such as accompanying client to medical appointments
  • Maintaining a safe environment by observing, monitoring and reporting on a client’s wellness