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 can be the key to successful care management at home.
Distinguished Care Options’ VOICECARE Medical Alert System
Protect a loved one with the VoiceCare Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).
Part of maintaining one’s independence at home is being prepared for unforeseen accidents and emergencies that may occur. By bringing VoiceCare into a home, your loved one has an instant and direct link to a 24/7 Emergency Response Center to access the care needed – when it’s needed.
Home health aide services
Being comfortable in one’s surroundings accelerates the healing process. Hands-on or supportive care can be 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 for activities like bathing, dressing, and toileting
- Simple dressings
- Checking of vital signs
- Exercises under the supervision of a nurse or therapist
- Medication reminders
Our staff of experienced licensed nurses can be instrumental in providing those skilled services necessary for clients to remain in the comfort of their own familiar surroundings or to give respite to family caregivers.
Nursing services may include:
- Assessing the patient’s condition and needs
- Developing and managing a mutually agreed-upon care plan to meet those needs
- Providing the skilled care required
- Offering the patient and family and/or caregivers education and information to maintain the patient’s health, safety and independence
Companion services play a vital role in providing care at home – whether offered as small blocks of time or in round-the-clock shifts. Our companions provide non-medical assistance for patients who need support with their daily living needs and enrich the lives of those individuals through:
- Socialization and recreation
- Respite for family caregivers
- Preparation and serving of light snacks
- Accompanying patients to medical appointments, dialysis, and/or day surgery
- Accompanying patients on walks
- Accompanying patients on shopping and other errands
The primary duty of the homemaker is to provide light housekeeping services to preserve a safe and sanitary home.
Homemaking services may also include:
- Shopping at the nearest major grocery store
- Such essential errands as accompanying clients to medical appointments
- Maintaining a safe environment by observing, monitoring and reporting on a client’s wellness