Senior Care Dallas provides many Home Care Services to Seniors that live in the Dallas Area. The services we provide are in the comfort of your home. We offer an alternative to care to Senior that don't want to leave home.
Aging Gracefully understands that seniors desire to remain Independent. We work very hard to help you with your goal. That is why whether you need a little assistance or a lot, we will develop an individualized care plan to meet your specific needs.
OUR SERVICES are both on an hourly and live-in basis. Caregivers come to the client's home to assist with housekeeping, bathing, grooming, meals, transportation, monitoring medications, errand, incontinent care, transferring, and mobility assistance.
1. In-Home Assessment of Need - Free consultation
The first service begins with an in-home consultation of need-this is not to determine the need for assistance but what actual services we will provide. Our assessment involves paperwork, demographics, and plan of care. This service is helpful to the senior and the family as it may raise need they did not realize we can fulfill (example transportation to dr. appointments may not have been an issue when the client called to obtain service, but after the assessment, the client may realize this service can relieve a family member from this task.)
The leading service we provide is genuine care by a trained professional in-home care assistant.
All our services are listed below are included in the price of care. Our services include:
A. Light housekeeping
Light housekeeping is as day to day picking up of newspapers, washing dishes, spot cleaning, running the vacuum in main living areas, making the bed, wiping down kitchen and bathroom. All services that require day to day necessary cleaning.
B. Assistance with Bathing and Grooming
Bathing and grooming involve providing assistance with a bath or shower, washing the client's hair, applying lotion, shaving, makeup, brushing and styling the hair, help with brushing teeth, washing dentures, putting on clothes.
Laundry for the client. Washing and drying clothes, washing, and changing bed linen. Ironing would not be included in this service. If the client lives with another person (his or her laundry is not included this mainly applies to adult children) If a client lives with another additional senior charge may apply for his or her laundry
D. Meal planning and preparation
Meal planning will be done with the client or family member to ensure the foods to be prepared are desired. The caregiver will be informed of any food allergy, special diet, religious restrictions, swallowing problems before the first day of care. Meal planning may also involve preparing a grocery list and going to the store to purchase the food. Preparation of the food may include light meals for dinner meals. We always inform the client that meal preparation may be limited to the caregivers cooking ability. During the initial assessment, the need for meal preparation will be discussed. A caregiver who can meet this need will be assigned.
E. Mobility assistance
We will assist with walking (stand by assistance )to all clients who are unsteady with a cane, or walker. Mobility assistance may also involve transferring a client who is in a wheelchair. Transferring may be done from bed to chair and back and from the toilet to chair and back, bath, or shower to chair and back or car to chair and back. The client must be able to bear weight to assist with transferring. We will not be able to provide a full lift unless special equipment is provided to keep the caregiver from injuring him or her self.
F. Incontinent care
Incontinent care/ toilet
The toilet includes assistance to the bathroom, help with cleaning. Incontinent care includes changing of adult pads, cleaning the soiled area and re-apply adult pads/undergarment
Transportation provided maybe in either the client's vehicle or the caregiver's vehicle. All caregivers that provide transportation will be fully insured and licensed. If the client prefers to use his/her car. We must obtain proof of full coverage insurance from the client and a release form. Transportation in the caregiver's vehicle may require an additional charge to cover gas expenses and wear to the caregiver's car. When in the caregiver's vehicle, any place within a five-mile radius is part of the cost of service. Any transportation over five miles will require a $12.00 flat transportation fee - for each day. This fee will be included in the clients weekly billing and then will be passed on directly to the caregiver in his/ her paycheck. for
H. Monitoring Medications
The caregiver will monitor the client's medications if this service is needed. All prescriptions must be listed and prepared by a family member or home health care nurse, or the client's doctor must obtain a full list. The caregiver can not administer medications to any client. The caregiver can only remind the client that medications need to be taken and observe and assist the client in reading medication bottles or lists.
The caregiver will provide companionship paying close attention to the client's interests. Companionship may include reading aloud, playing games, talking with clients, shopping, going out to a restaurant, accompany client to social events, senior centers, gardening.
If you would like to schedule a free in-home assessment Call us at 972-222-1500