Taking Care of Your Loved Ones at Home
Taking Care of Your Loved Ones at Home
The coronavirus has everyone concerned now.
Many people are especially worried after seeing news stories about nursing homes and facilities having trouble keeping their seniors safe. Many people are out of work or working from home, and it may be possible to bring their loved ones to the safety of their home for care. But, do you know, what you need to know, to take care of your loved one properly at home? Can you balance work and home health care for loved ones?
Do You Have the Skills?
There are many new skills you will need to learn such as how to lift & move a patient safely, how to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens, and how to prevent urinary tract infections. You may need to learn how to insert a catheter or learn how to do inhalation therapy.
There is Help Available
If this all seems overwhelming, know that there is help for you. There is a whole industry of home health care workers who will come into your home and assist you in caring for your loved ones. These health care workers are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) as well as full Registered Nurses (RNs). They know how to care for patients who might usually be in a nursing home but are now at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They can assist and teach you what you need to know to keep your family members safe.
Health Force of Georgia Can Help
The health care workers of Health Force of Georgia are here to help. They take precautions to prevent bringing anything into your home. Health care workers are trained in preventing the spread of infection and they will not be allowed to work if they are not healthy.
If you are struggling with how to take care of someone who is ill, frail, or who has dementia, you are not alone. It may seem to be a good idea to bring the family member home to protect them from the less controlled environment of retirement or nursing home…But make sure you educate yourself to be able to give your loved ones the best possible care at home.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Health Force of Georgia has trained home health care providers that can back you up and handle the things that are beyond your knowledge or comfort level. Visit our Home Care Services page or give us a call today at 770-458-8500 to see how we can help keep your loved ones safe at home.
Health Force of Georgia Offers Many Types of Home Care Services
Call (770) 458-8500
to schedule help:
- Mental stimulation
- Physical activities and social engagement
- Bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting
- Light housework
- Transportation to medical appointments and other events
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Grocery shopping
- Doing hobbies
- Monitoring and giving medications
- Keeping records on patient status, changes and all activities
- Maintaining a safe environment and consistent routine to lessen agitation or outbursts
- Adapting the level of care as disease progresses
- Managing change in behavior
- Alzheimer's & dementia care
- Skilled nursing care for long-term chronic illnesses or short-term surgical procedures.
Health Force of Georgia Offers a Solution That Allows Family Members to Stay in Their Homes
With nursing homes becoming hot spots for the coronavirus you may need a solution to taking care of your loved ones at home. Health Force of Georgia offers solutions that allow you to bring your loved ones home from an assisted living facility or nursing home. It’s a solution that works for family members far away and for family members sheltering at home doing the caregiving. Health Force of Georgia will assist with care that is beyond your skill or knowledge level and to allow you to keep your loved ones safe at home.
Health Force of Georgia has affordable, Georgia-licensed caregivers who come in to provide a full spectrum of home health care services depending on the level of care needed. If you cannot be there, our professional health care workers can. They can come in for a few hours to check on your loved one, do personal care services like laundry, meal preparation, bathing, dressing and medication. If your family member is confined to a bed, our Personal Support Program provides trach care, tube feeding, suctioning, diaper changes and repositioning through our professional Proxy Caregiving staff.
Being an adult child caring for a mother or father is difficult. Our respite care relieves you of the pressure of providing care and allows you to take time off to rest and refresh knowing that your special person is very well taken care of. Health Force of Georgia offers flexible personal care services when you need them. Experienced caregivers are available as often as requested or your schedule requires. You may need respite care for just a few hours, a few days or maybe to take that long put off vacation you so desperately need.
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing care in the comfort of home is also available from Health Force of Georgia as an alternative to a nursing home or long-term rehabilitation facility. Our highly trained Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses provide skilled nursing care to seniors, adults, and children at home whether for a short-term surgical procedure or a long-term chronic illness. Your loved ones will get one-on-one attention with compassionate nursing care from Health Force of Georgia’s licensed nurses.
Health Force of Georgia Service Area
Health Force of Georgia offers affordable Alzheimer's Disease and dementia care services in the Metro Atlanta area. We know that providing memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is stressful and challenging for caregivers. That’s why we’re here for you with flexible Alzheimer’s care assistance that removes the burden of care for a short time or an extended period depending on your situation.
Our service area includes metro Atlanta, GA and 18 surrounding counties.