The team at Comfort Home Care provides comprehensive in-home care support for individuals with special needs. With help from our professional caregivers, these individuals can receive the assistance they require in order to continue with their regular Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Being able to successfully complete ADLs is essential to a good quality of life. ADLs can include attending to personal hygiene, eating, toileting, being mobile within the home, and other vital daily tasks. When you are deciding on which home care agency is the right fit for your loved one with special needs, here are some questions you may wish to consider:
- Does an individual in your life with special needs or physical disabilities require extra help accomplishing ADLs?
- Are family caregivers unable or unqualified to provide the support that is needed?
- How can in-home care benefit an individual with special needs or physical disabilities?
- What is the experience and qualifications of the home care agency?
Situations Requiring In-Home Care Support
Every situation is different. The degree of in-home care support for individuals with special needs can vary depending on the unique needs of the individual and the caregiver. Some individuals with special needs may only require minimal assistance while others may need constant care and support for a period of time. When determining the level of care necessary for a unique situation, it is also important to evaluate the needs of the caregiver and family members. If an individual with special needs is struggling to complete basic ADLs or simply cannot complete them without assistance, working with an in-home care agency should be considered in order to access the support they need to live safely and comfortably from home.
Our Special Needs In-Home Care Services
Comfort Home Care offers customizable and flexible in-home care services and ADL support for individuals with special needs in Howard County, and Montgomery County, MD and Washington DC. It is always important to our team to gain the trust of the families we serve. We cover every base to ensure that individuals under our care feel comfortable, supported, and at ease. We are just one call away from you scheduling a complimentary care plan evaluation in your home that would effectively assess the levels of care and ADL assistance required by individuals with special needs or physical disabilities and their supportive families.
Support With Activities of Daily Living
Comfort Home Care’s in-home care services for individuals with special needs promote a high quality-of-life by helping them live comfortably and independently as able in a familiar home setting or outside care facility. An average day under the care of one of our in-home care professionals may involve getting the day started by assisting the client to get out of bed, bathe, dress, and assist with toileting, in addition to support with the six important ADLs listed below:
Access to a healthy diet is important for individuals with special needs or physical disabilities. Our aides can provide delicious and nutritious meals, help with the act of feeding, and cheerfully clean up everything afterwards. The professional caregiver can serve daily meals for the time that they are with the client, in addition to preparing meals for later.
Bathing and Hygiene
individuals with special needs may need extra assistance with bathing and keeping up with normal personal hygiene activities such as oral care and skin care. Individuals who must stay in a bed or in a wheelchair are at risk for pressure ulcers, aka bed sores, and can be a big problem that we will work to prevent. Our experienced CNAs will take care of the daily bathing needs and promote reasonable standards of personal hygiene.
Our caregivers can perform the acts of dressing and undressing and also allow time for the clients to do as much self-dress as they can for themselves while facilitating access to clean clothes and wardrobe accessories.
Our professional caregivers are prepared to attend to an individual’s general grooming needs. Hair may have to be cleaned, cut, trimmed, or shaved based on the client’s preferences.
General mobility is important and this includes maintaining good balance, coordination, flexibility and range of motion, endurance, heart health, and strength. Our in-home care professionals can assist with stretching, walking, and other light exercises to help muscles.
Support with toileting/continence can be a sensitive issue. However, our trained CNA’s are capable of carefully getting a client to and from the bathroom. We also understand the various challenges that toileting may have for individuals with special needs and physical disabilities. Our aides can also manage continence care including emptying catheter drainage bags and changing diapers.
Benefits of Special Needs In-Home Care
In-home care allows for those with special needs to more normally function during their day-to-day lives. In addition to greatly assisting the individual being cared for, our services also significantly benefit primary caregivers and family members.
Choose Comfort Home enhances the lives of primary caregivers and family members by sharing caregiver responsibilities. Our comprehensive in-home care services work to alleviate much of the anxiety and stress that can accompany full or part-time caregiving duties. This extra assistance can also allow for family caregivers to devote attention toward some of their other important responsibilities beyond providing care for a loved one.
Comfort Home Care attempts to make life simpler and easier for everyone involved in the care plan by sharing those essential caregiving responsibilities which promote individuals with special needs the health and safety they can enjoy from the comfort of their home or a facility.
Why You Should Choose Comfort Home Care
Comfort Home Care has been providing in-home care services to individuals who have special needs and/or physical disabilities in Howard County, and Montgomery County, MD and Washington DC since 1999. All of our services are performed by licensed Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNAs). We ensure the trustworthiness of our personnel by performing a thorough assessment that includes:
- Assessment of oral and written communication abilities
- Discerning In-person interviews
- Health Screenings
- Nationwide criminal background check
- Personal reference check
Our People Centered Care Philosophy
Comfort Home Care abides by the philosophy of People Centered Care. People Centered Care focuses on putting clients and their families at the front and center of all decisions relevant to the care being provided. People Centered Care is the method of caring for individual as a whole, rather than merely considering an individual’s diagnosis or cognitive and physical abilities. People Centered Care views clients and caregivers as essential components in evaluating, planning, and maintaining care requirements to make sure the care we provide is always appropriate for each unique circumstance.
Our team works hard to understand the client’s various unique concerns, habits, their hobbies, dietary restrictions, other preferences, and the activities they wish to maintain while under our care – allowing us to match our clients with one of our professional caregivers that is the best suited for the client.
Starting the In-Home Care Process
Choosing in-home care services for a loved one with special needs is an important decision for many reasons because you need to know you can entrust your loved one with the ideal care agency. Comfort Home Care empowers individuals with special needs and their families to make an informed decision regarding in-home care by providing a complimentary evaluation to your residence. The steps in our evaluation process are listed below:
Our complimentary evaluation exists to determine the level of care needed and what the individual’s specific requirements and goals are. Our Director of Nursing, Director of Care, and our Company Representative join our Registered Nurse (RN) during the evaluation to ensure that we are collecting all the information required while saving time for your family.
After completing the evaluation, our RN will then create a customized care plan that considers the individual’s care requirements and how each will be addressed.
Next, we take great care in matching a care provider with your loved one. We’ve found that when well-matched, the client thrives and develops a truly meaningful bond with the caregiver.
Request a Free In-Home Care Evaluation Today!
Comfort Home Care consistently offers professional service that always performs with the compassion and respect our clients deserve. If you or a loved one with special needs is interested about in-home care services that we provide in Montgomery County and Howard County, MD and Washington DC, please call us directly or send us a message online today to discuss your in-home care evaluation.