Did you know Comfort Home Care can help your loved one while living in an independent or assisted living community?
Many assisted living facilities provide a level of care for their residents, but what happens if your mom needs extra attention? Given the stretched resources within assisted living facilities, you may want to consider supplemental private duty care.
Comfort Home Care has provided in-home care services in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, MD, and Washington, D.C. since 1999. Our professional Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) care for our clients living at home and in retirement communities, independent living facilities, and assisted living facilities. We design care plans based on each client and their family’s unique needs. This team-oriented care approach creates an open dialogue between the client, their family, and their health care team.
Benefits of Supplemental Care
Seniors choose to live in retirement communities and independent or assisted living facilities so they can live with others their own age with similar interests and needs. They choose their community or facility based on multiple factors including:
- Professionalism and Friendliness of Staff
- Services Offered
- Programs and Amenities Offered
- Curb Appeal
In many cases, residents must be able to complete the Six Activities of Daily Living to remain in their assisted living community. If that becomes unachievable, your loved one may be moved to a care facility with higher levels of skilled nursing. Changes of this nature are typically more expensive and less attractive for people who prefer to remain in their current environment. Comfort Home Care provides support with the Six Activities of Daily Living to help our clients remain active and independent for as long as possible. These services are supplemental to the services offered by the assisted living facilities.
The Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
As you age, you will likely discover you need help with tasks you have done on your own most of your life.
There are six primary self-care tasks are the Activities of Daily Living or ADLs. Our caregivers can provide support with all the ADLs, ongoing monitoring, and companionship.
Learn more about the Activities of Daily Living and the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.
Get peace of mind knowing that the compassionate aides from Comfort Home Care are helping you and your loved one with the following ADLs.
|Eating – A healthy diet is essential to strengthen muscles and bones. We can help prepare delicious and nutritious meals, help with feeding, and clean up afterward.|
|Bathing and Showering – It is extremely important for our clients who spend extended periods in their favorite chair or beds to ensure they get regular bathing. Proper and thorough cleaning avoids pressure ulcers (bed sores) from developing.|
|Dressing – Our caregivers allow time for our clients to do as much as they can for themselves and allow them to select the clothes they are wearing for the day. If they can put clothing on but only need help with the buttons or tying their shoes, we give them time to do it their way and try to have multiple wardrobe choices available.|
|Grooming and Hygiene – We help keep their smile bright and their breath fresh. We help our clients wash, shave and trim their hair. We make sure their nails are trimmed and clean. We will also provide skin and oral care.|
|Mobility – Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Geriatric Care Assistants (GNAs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs) assist with stretching, walking, and other light exercise programs designed to help retain muscle strength, decrease fall risks, decrease illnesses, and increase cognitive function and mental health.|
|Toileting/Continence – We all need to use the toilet throughout the day. Our CNAs, GNAs, and HHAs are skilled at helping our clients get to and from the bathroom safely and with the respect and dignity they deserve.|
Why Are ADLs and So Important?
A senior’s ability to manage these key life tasks represents their ability to live independently. Difficulties with ADLs, whether one or many, will determine how much supervision or hands-on care an individual’s needs.
Problems with ADLs usually indicate a decline in physical health and/or cognitive health. Recognizing a decline will help the senior and their caregiver compensate for or overcome these difficulties.
Share changes with your doctor and care team. This will help the team uncover the root cause of the change(s) and help device an accurate care plan.
Are you or a loved one having some difficulty with every day tasks but aren’t sure if you need in-home help? Download our free checklist to assess your ability to complete each task.
Partnering with Comfort Home Care
As an Assisted Living Community, you want to provide the best for your residents. The best facilities, the best amenities, the best activities, the best staff. You want your patients and their families to know they are safe, well cared for, and are having the best experiences. After all, if they are happy you run the risk of them leaving, which is a good thing.
But it can be difficult finding and funding the necessary staff to provide all the support to each of your residents who need assistance with the ADLs. This is where Comfort Home Care can help you. We have been assisting our clients with the ADLs since 1999 – privately in their homes as well in Assisted Living Facilities.
As a partner of Comfort Home Care, we provide you with additional resources to assist your residents with the Activities of Daily Living. We relieve you of the time-consuming tasks of sourcing for the right personnel, conducting interviews, verifying licensing and completing background checks. We take care of all of that for you.
When you partner with Comfort Home Care for additional elder care for your residents you are able to offer services and care your competition may not. And because the caregiver is an employee of Comfort Home Care, it could help you lower your employee costs. Ask us how we can customize a program for your specific needs.