Support Services In Home Care
of our Senior Support Services
Life Care Services, Inc., Senior Support Services
delivers a wide range of services for seniors who
wish to remain living independently in their own
homes. Some have no family support. Others have
family members who must work to support themselves
and other family members and cannot remain at home
to care for a senior family member. Knowing that
someone you can trust and who truly cares about
you or your special senior gives tremendous peace
of mind and shares the responsibility.
IS IN HOME CARE?
care is generally defined as non-medical support
services delivered at the home of the senior. The
aim of home care is to allow seniors to remain at
home longer rather than enter an assisted living
community, nursing home or other type of senior
care. Home care may be appropriate if a senior prefers
to stay at home but needs minor assistance with
activities of daily living.
of daily living include bathing, dressing, and meal
preparation but may also extend to assistance with
transportation, paying bills, making appointments,
and simply being there to provide companionship
and emotional support and even for security reasons
in the event of dementia or Alzheimer's where some
have wandered off and gotten lost. Home care services
are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days
a week and can be paid for directly by the client
or through a variety of public and private funding
sources such as Medicare and/or Medicaid, private
insurance or other options. Contact us to see what
options may be available for your particular situation.
is a list of Senior Support Services. There may
not be an immediate need for all of these services
now, but the great thing about ILCS Senior Support
Services is that it offers plenty of options that
can be added or modified as needs change - all in
the comfort of home.
services & hospital visits.
to help seniors maintain proper hygiene and to
refresh their sense of well-being.
and dressing, such as buttoning clothing,
tying shoes and putting on socks.
Monitoring/Medication reminders/RX Refills.
In-home caregivers cannot administer medications,
but can order and pick up refills, log medications
taken, remind the client to take medications,
and assist in opening medication containers and
assistance to promote activity and exercise
for a more healthful lifestyle as well as improve
mood, decrease stress and increase mental alertness.
and positioning seniors to help maintain functional
activity, relieve pressure areas on the skin,
reduce atrophy and stiffening of muscles, and
promote proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.
and incontinence care to sensitively help
seniors maintain dignity as they manage with a
loss of independence.
hygiene is encouraged to prevent bad breath,
tooth decay, and gum disease and assist in prevention
of other diseases. We will schedule, remind, transport
or accompany to dental appointments as needed.
and meal preparation, food storage/discard from
meal planning to grocery shopping to cooking to
eating…we do our best to ensure seniors get the
proper nutrition for good health and specialized
menus needed to control medical conditions.
and companionship to provide seniors social
contact at meal time or other moments of the day
to enhance health, happiness and quality of life.
Available in home or at a hospital during hospital
such as vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping
floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, taking
out the trash, straightening rooms, organizing
closets and drawers, cleaning interior windows
that can be reached without a ladder.
services, such as picking up prescriptions
and going to the post office.
shopping with or without the client.
care to relieve family members who are assisting
with the care of their loved ones. This allows
family time to run errands, go shopping or get
transportation to doctor appointments, barbershops,
beauty salons, shopping, wherever the client likes
or needs to go.
services, which include washing, drying, ironing
and putting things away.
activities, such as card and board games,
a walk in the park, crafts, hobbies, and outings
to church and other favorite places to help seniors
stay active in mind, body and spirit.
assistance and organization to separate junk
mail from important mail and to let seniors know
when bills are due.
review and communication with family to provide
updates on their loved one, answer any concerns
or redefine services that may be needed.
that monitor seniors when they are home alone,
for their safety, and enable them to quickly summon
help with the touch of a button. Accessing and
installing grab bars and other safety devices.
SAFE & SECURE - available on an 4 hour shift
basis to ensure the safety of the individual from
themselves due to obsessive, compulsive or otherwise
negative behaviors as is sometimes the case due
to brain injury, dementia, Alzheimer's, etc.
home maintenance - changing light bulbs, Christmas
decorations, lawn mowing, trash/debris removal.
Stay Companion Visits
Betty and her
Personal Attendant, Delfina, participating
in a community senior event at
Senior Service Specialists work closely with
seniors and their families to develop a Senior
Service Plan that meet specific needs, making
adjustments as needed. This allows seniors the opportunity
to age in place, safely and securely while preserving
dignity and maintaining independence for as long
as possible, something every human being desires
you can expect real value from in-home care. Assisted
living facilities are very costly as is coordinating
with a variety of agencies that specialize in errands,
or transportation, or housekeeping, or meal preparation,
you can depend on ILCS Senior Support Services in-home
care agency to take care of all these needs and
more as needed, a la cart or as one comprehensive
package of services.
Senior Support Services is also knowledgeable about
free and low cost community resources and services
for seniors available in the community. We network
with and access other community programs and agencies
to enhance and maximize services to meet the senior's
varied and fluctuating needs to enable seniors to
remain living independently at home, in their community.
In other words, if we don't provide it, we will
find someone who does, saving family member caregivers'
time, money and peace of mind. Contact us today
to schedule a free consultation.