At certain stages or periods of life, some seniors cannot be left alone. This situation may be short lived or long term. Persons with dementia who may engage in risky behaviors are often the ones requiring full time monitoring. Patients recovering from serious medical conditions, such as hip injuries and lower extremity injuries which prevents full ambulation, sometimes need around the clock help at first when they get home. Sometimes physicians require a discharge plan that provides for 24 hour coverage for a period of time.
Families and other caregivers trying to meet the needs of such seniors requiring 24 hour care often simply cannot be there due to the demands of their own work and personal lives. Sometimes they need to just get away for respite from the highly demanding work of being a primary caregiver. Touching Hearts can be there some or all of the time when family members and other caregivers are not available.
In cases of 24 hour care, Touching Hearts assigns a team of well-matched caregivers to seamlessly cover the around the clock schedule. We do not provide “live in” companions because we do not believe it is the best way to ensure effective support. Rather, caregivers work in shifts. This ensures fresh and attentive companion support and some (but not too much) social diversity for seniors who are at least temporarily home bound.
Full range of services including:
- meal preparation
- safety monitoring
- standby assistance
- Meets some discharge plan requirements
- Normal household and personal routines are maintained
- Health risk reduction
- Safe, clean home environment
- Respite for family members and other caregivers
- Socialization for home bound seniors