In Home Care Services
Golden Independence offers a variety of customized care services to meet the unique needs of each senior.
Personal Care Services
Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene
Golden Independence help clients look and feel their best. These services enhance clients’ mental as well as physical well-being, helping them feel positive about their appearance. Bathing not only cleanses the skin, but goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation and stimulate circulation.
Golden Independence assists clients as needed with mobility to help them maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. Being able to get out and about offers both physical and mental health benefits to seniors. Physical health benefits of activity include increased stamina and energy, a strengthened heart, lower blood pressure and improved digestion and sleep. In addition, activity improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.
Transferring and Positioning
Our care attendants are trained to move and place clients in correct posture position to promote health and safety and proper functioning of the body’s many systems. Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reduce weakening and stiffening of muscles, as well as bed sores and encourages proper breathing, digestion and elimination.
Toileting and Incontinence Care
Golden Independence compassionately and sensitively provide care for seniors and other adults, helping them maintain independence, dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the activities of daily living. Through this caring approach our attendants help to lessen clients’ embarrassment associated with the loss of independence related to incontinence and need for toileting assistance.
Feeding and Special Diet
There can be many reasons an adult needs help feeding themselves. This loss of independence can be difficult to accept. At Golden Independence we understand this and make the extra effort to turn mealtime into an enjoyable social time.
In addition, our on staff nutritionist can help make certain that seniors and other clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Our care team will enable clients to eat a well-balanced diet that provides the energy needed for active living and nutrients for disease prevention, healing and healthful living.
In-Home Companionship and Care Services
Conversation and Companionship
Our care attendants are available to provide clients company and engage in conversation, or to sit down to share a meal together. Social contact such as this is proven to enhance the health, happiness and quality of life of seniors.
Our care attendants prepare hot, delicious, and nutritious meals, allowing clients to help with preparation according to their ability. Many seniors do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal, so this service helps seniors get the nutrition they need to enjoy healthier living.
These services can be done in either the client’s home or the Laundromat and include washing, drying, ironing and putting things away. All attendants involve clients to make sure laundry is done according to their preferences.
Care attendants can also provide light housekeeping services including vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, taking out trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, removal of expired food, and regular over all sanitation.
Attendants can shop for groceries at stores of their clients’ preference and run errands, such as picking up prescriptions or going to the post office. Clients may choose to stay home or help with the shopping and errands as an excellent way to stay active and engaged. Golden Independence utilizes a shopping card program that ensures accuracy and honesty when it comes to shopping. Ask a Care Coordinator today about our shopping card program.
Golden Independence care attendants will provide transportation such as taking clients to medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever else a client wants to go. At Golden Independence we believe that getting seniors out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit—and an integral part of staying active and independent.
Golden Independence has several options for seniors with medication challenges. Although Golden Independence is a non-medical agency we have RN, and LVN’s on staff that can offer several alternatives. We understand that not every case is the same. Some seniors are able to do their medications themselves while others are unable to see well and cannot administer medications themselves. Our on-staff nurse can prepare medications for your loved one or we can have a contracted pharmacy prepare the medications. Golden Independence care attendants can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels and reminding the client when it is time to take a dose.
Golden Independence care attendants assist clients with washing and combing their hair and other grooming tasks to enable them to feel good about their appearance.
Golden Independence®: Custom Care Plan
Comfort Keepers can provide a variety of in-home services for your aging loved ones. We’ll assess their needs and create a custom care plan that can change as their needs change.