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For many of us, our home is our sanctuary. During a person’s life, especially a senior, we know that certain events and circumstances will challenge their ability to live at home independently, without any assistance. Perhaps you or your loved one is in need of assistance with meal planning, companion care, or transportation services – Alleva Home Care is the perfect senior care solution! Whether you or a loved one requires in-home care for a few hours a day or 24/7 around-the-clock care, Alleva Home Care can provide the right elder care so you or your loved one can maintain independence in the comfort of their own home.

Our Caregivers specialize in assisting clients with non-medical services. They can assist with bathing, dressing, ambulation, and transfers from chair to bed, bed to bath, or from one room to the next. Our staff is also equipped and trained to take vital signs, medication management and reminders, prepare healthy meals, do laundry, provide basic house cleaning, and much more!

How Alleva Can Help You

OUR PROCESS

Personalized Plans

We perform an in-depth assessment to determine the appropriate level of care, and create a customized care plan based on your health, domestic and emotional needs, as well as personality requirements.

No Long-Term Contracts

Trust is earned with good, reliable service and consistency. Therefore, we've removed the risk of trying our services. Use Alleva for as long as YOU like!

Care Management

As part of our total wellness approach, you can count on us to continue providing solutions as your or your loved ones' needs change.

OUR CAREGIVERS

Caregivers are the heart of our organization. All are licensed, bonded, and insured. All are carefully screened, rigorously Interviewed, and have passed background checks. We value caregivers who exhibit kindness and compassion towards others, demonstrate personal integrity, and have a true commitment to providing assistance to anyone in need. We also employ caregivers with the credentials to perform Nurse-Delegated Care, as they can perform certain routine nursing tasks at home and thereby saving our clients’ time, money, and travel. Staff and caregivers work together with families, as a team, to ensure that every individual need is met. Your loved ones, as well as their homes and personal possessions, are treated with respect. 

Home Safety Guidelines

Everyone benefits when a senior is able to keep their independence as long as possible.
Keepingactive and participating in daily functions help an elder to maintain physical and
mental abilities. Even then, there are steps to take that promote senior home safety.

Tips for Promoting Home Safety

Senior home safety is increasingly on your mind as your loved ones age. You know that falls
and other injuries are especially harmful to elders. Making basic changes in a senior’s home
increases safety, provides peace of mind, and limits indoor and outdoor risk of injury.

  • Discuss the benefits of home safety adjustments with your parents, including:
    • The reduced risk of falls that may result in significant injury.
    • Added safety in the bathroom, a place where falls commonly occur.
    • Use of alert systems to quickly access emergency response.
  • Involve your parents in completing a home safety checklist. As you look for potential hazards, observe your parents’ mobility.
    • Does she walk holding onto the wall or furniture?
    • Does he totter or lose balance when he stands up?
    • Changes like these can indicate weakness or unsure balance, increasing the chance of falling.
    • Your observations guide you with changes to suggest to your senior parents, including them in making decisions.

 

Senior home safety features to consider are:

  • Safe entry and interior stairs with sturdy handrails, preferably on both sides.
  • Secure safety grips installed by the toilet and tub.
  • Assuring there is bright lighting throughout to improve visibility by limiting shadows.
  • Replacing scatter rugs with rubber-backed rugs with a low mat to avoid tripping hazards.
  • Reducing clutter and securing cords that contribute to falls.
  • Placing frequently used items within easy reach.
  • Checking for appliances and plumbing leaks that cause slipping hazards.
  • Safety around pets.

 

Personal safety measures improve senior home safety. These include:

  • Wearing well-fitting clothes and shoes to avoid tripping.
  • Incontinence briefs to avoid bathroom mishaps.
  • Use of clean glasses with an updated prescription to aid vision.
  • Keeping a cane or walker handy for safe mobility.
  • Regular physical activity to retain strength and balance.
  • Investing in a personal alarm system, especially when an elder is alone part of the day or night.

Explore options for investing in senior home care services and devices. These promote safety and independence for as long as possible.

 

Home Care Planning

The years are passing by too quickly. You’re not sure of what the future holds. One thing you
do know is your desire to stay at home for as long as possible. Whether you are reading this
for yourself, a spouse, or a senior parent, you are doing so for your family’s best interests.

You and your loved ones are learning that aging in place has challenges as well as
advantages. One of the challenges is juggling responsibilities for homes and the needs of
two, three, or four generations.

At the same time, everyone benefits by preserving an elder’s independence as long as possible.
Being active and taking part in daily functions helps a senior to keep physical and
mental abilities. Older people are grateful and feel respected when others listen to their
concerns about loss and how much they value independence.

Fortunately, we are here to help. An Alleva Home Care representative will consult with you about service options and signs that it is time to plan for home care.

Signs that it is Time to Plan for Home Care

Health changes often indicate the need for home care to help with personal care, appointments, and chores. These changes happen:

    • Following surgery.
    • Due to declining health, including chronic or terminal illness. 
    • Having a complex medication schedule.

Another sign of the need for home care is when you or your loved one loses the ability to fully engage in activities of daily living (ADLs). This occurs because of increased weakness and/or changes in thinking ability. Signs that caregiver assistance is needed include:

  • Trouble walking, standing, or moving limbs. Perhaps there have been recent falls.
  • Cleanliness concerns due to toileting accidents and or need for help with hygiene.
  • Needing help with food preparation and simple household chores.

You or your beloved family member may show subtle changes, including behavioral and sensory concerns, that bear watching. These are cause for concern because they cause safety risks at home and outdoors. Watch for:

    • Confusion, wandering, and agitation.
    • Occasionally ‘gets lost’ when driving, or even while at home.
    • Declining vision and hearing that lead to falls, other accidents, or being unable to hear the phone or an alarm.

Being informed about changes that can occur with age promotes safety awareness. Age limitations create risks.

    • One is driving, especially as decision-making and physical reaction times decline, as does safety behind the wheel.
    • Another involves home safety.

Some medications can have side effects that limit safety, such as causing dizziness.

    • Be familiar with potential side effects.
    • Make sure that medications are taken as scheduled, using the correct dose.
    • Immediately report behavior changes or safety concerns to your loved one’s doctor.

 

Remember the importance of planning ahead for your whole family’s well-being and peace of mind.

 

Special Circumstances

Alleva Home Care is available to help you or your senior family member when special care circumstances arise. These occur when a person has short term needs, generally during a period of recuperation. We work with you to select a care option that promotes safety and comfort during recovery. These scenarios offer an idea of some special care circumstances.

Post-operative Home Care
A frequent example of post-operative care is following joint replacement surgery. Although a senior is up and moving before hospital discharge, special care is needed for patients who immediately return home. There are appointments to keep, exercise routines, and support needed with hygiene and dressing. Assuming the responsibility for all of these can be stressful and fatiguing for a spouse or family caregiver. Home care promotes everyone’s well-being, providing help when most needed.

Cancer Treatment Home Care
Most of us know someone who is or has experienced the side effects of cancer treatment. It is even a challenge knowing exactly what to expect after a chemo appointment. Feeling ill or living with extreme weakness interferes with life quality and daily routines. Waves of nausea and headaches limit one’s ability to work or prepare a simple meal. Driving becomes a hazard for some who are in treatment. Having home care support at these times means the world to your loved one.

Recovery from an Episode of Illness
Have you ever had pneumonia, influenza, or a never-ending gastro-intestinal infection? One of these, or an extended bout of bronchitis, leaves a senior exhausted for days or weeks. A continuing episode of illness can weaken one’s immune system, requiring special care and attention to regain health. This is another time when home care services are available to help you or a loved one during recuperation.

Respite for Caregivers
Are you the family member with primary care responsibility for a senior parent? If so, you know how important it is to have time away from caregiving. It is good for your parents, too! Whether you wish to have an afternoon outing with a friend, or holiday time with your spouse, Alleva Home Care is here to support your special plans.

Alleva Home Care has service options that offer extra help during these or other special circumstances. Whether you choose hourly care, short-term live-in care, or one of our other choices, we are here to support you with quality home care.

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  • Transportation
  • Toileting
  • Feeding
  • Medication Reminders
  • Incontinence Care
  • Transferring and Positioning
  • Mobility and Motion Exercise
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Grooming and Dressing
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Errand Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Recreational Activities
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Preparation and Diet