Need a little assistance caring for an elderly loved one at home? A home health aide can provide much needed care when it comes to caring for an aging parent or spouse. Home health aides provide in-home care with many activities of daily living (ADL) which include personal care, bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and mobility.
A home health aide can also help with grocery shopping and meal preparation. They can take into account any special dietary requirements and make sure that your loved one is getting healthy meals regularly.
If your loved one can no longer navigate outside the home by themselves, a home health aide can escort them to important doctor visits or other appointments. The home health aide will ensure that their elderly client gets back and forth safely.
David York Agency provides high quality skilled home health aide services for the elderly and infirm with the highest degree of personal service. We can provide full-time or part-time professionals depending on your needs. We have Certified Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Personal Care Aides (PCA), Registered Nurses (RN), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). All of our aides are certified and specially trained. All of our aides are thoroughly screened, fingerprinted and checked for criminal background. We regularly check credentials and maintain valid references for our aides. You can be sure that the highest caliber health aides are caring for your loved ones.
When home healthcare becomes necessary, David York Agency would be happy to answer all your questions. Visit our website at David York Agency. Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.
How do you know when a parent or relative needs some extra help? It’s not always easy to come to terms with a loved one having difficulty caring for themselves. But there are some sure signs that it is time to enlist the services of a certified home health aide.
When someone is having difficulty performing two of the following Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), it is time to contact a home healthcare agency for a certified home health aide best suited to the situation.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL):
- Oral Hygiene
Bathing/Grooming/Self Care: If you notice that your relative is not grooming or caring for themselves, it may mean that they need additional help at home.
Unpleasant body odor, greasy hair, and dirty or well-worn clothes, may mean they have stopped doing laundry or are not bathing regularly and are also signs that a the relative may need a home health aide.
Mobility/Positioning/Transferring: If your loved one is not able to get around to do their errands or go the their appointments alone, you may want to seriously look into getting them a certified aide. If they can’t position themselves additional help at home will surely be required.
Food Preparation: If you notice that your parent is losing weight or not preparing healthy meals, it may be time to seek home healthcare. If they seem to have lost their appetite or are eating inconsistently, they may need some help with feeding to keep up their nutrition.
Taking this step can be difficult. This burden often falls on the family to recognize the signs that an aging parent might need help with the activities of daily living. However, there are home healthcare providers like David York Agency which is licensed by the State of New York Department of Health that can provide caring and attentive aides for your loved one. Their high quality home health aides care for your parent or relative making them as comfortable and as healthy as possible.
David York Agency can help you develop a plan to accommodate changes in your parents’ health. Their caring agency helps respect the wishes of your aging parent and fully involves them and the family in how they want to be cared for. This can minimize the anxiety and stress that occurs when quick decisions have to be made. Contact us today by visiting www.davidyorkagency.com, follow our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages or call us at 718.376.7755.
Home Health Aides
Home healthcare is a service for individuals who need professional skilled home healthcare services recommended by a professional or physician. It’s appropriate for you if you have had an illness, surgical procedure, injury, or any life event that makes carrying out the daily activities of living difficult. In these cases, a certified home health aide is usually in order. Home health aides can provide continued care on a 24 hour/7 days a week basis with access to on-call nurses. Moreover, home healthcare is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as the care you get in a nursing facility.
Activities of Daily Living
Home Health Care Aides can assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including:
||Companionship & Conversation
|Reminding about Medications
||Household Tasks/Various Personal Errands
||Light Housekeeping & Laundry
|Escorting to Doctor Visits or Other Appointments
||Meal Preparation (taking into account any special dietary requirements)
||Accompanying on walks, outings, & other pleasant events
Home Healthcare Agency
David York Agency provides skilled home health aide services for home healthcare. We would be happy to discuss your case with you. Visit our website at http://davidyorkhomehealthcare.com/.he goal of home health care is to help you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. And, a Certified Home Health Aide can help you achieve those goals in the comfort of your own home.