HEALTH MAINTENANCE

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Diabetic Management
  • Hoyer Lift Transfers
  • Shower Assist
  • Medication Management
  • Alzheimer's/Stroke Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Ambulation Assist
  • Skin Care/Topical Medications
  • Dressing/Grooming
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • Toileting
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Catheter Maintenance
  • General Transfers/Bed Mobility

REHABILITATION SUPPORT

Many of our clients require short-term or ongoing Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) as the result a stroke, cardiac event, or ongoing diagnosis such as Multiple Sclerosis.  PT and OT professionals typically come visit once a week for an hour to work with the patient and review their progress.  The time between visits is critical to the success of the therapy plan in ensuring that the patient receives daily assistance with range of motion exercises or other activities prescribed by the nursing professional.  Dignity Care acts as a consistent presence for our clients and communicates with the appropriate medical professionals involved to provide reports and feedback in between PT visits.

  • Rehabiitation Support
  • Range of Motion Excercises
  • Physical Activity and Escort to Structured Programs
  • Coordination with Medical Professionals and Recovery Therapists

DEMENTIA/STROKE CARE

Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. We have a select team of caregivers that are EssentiAlz certified by the National Alzheimers Association and participate in continuing education to keep current with the most current and effective dementia care techniques. They are skilled in identifying changes in the patient’s condition as the disease progresses and apply effective strategies to facilitate an improved quality of life and longevity for the patient.  Daily care logs can be reviewed by loved ones in our secure online Family Portal, complete with the day’s activities and any notes on changes in condition.  Learn more about our Alzheimer’s care by clicking HERE.  Find out more about stroke rehabilitation in the section below.

DIABETES AND MEDICATION

Many of our caregiving staff specialize in diabetic management and care and participate in continuing education in this area.  They are well-versed in insulin replacement programs and including appropriate lifestyle changes in a diabetic plan of care.  Each caregiver brings with them a diabetic reference handbook and we provide some highly-rated  diabetic recipe books for use by both the caregiver and family members when appropriate.  Plans of Care generally include diabetic nutritional planning, meal preparation for meals both during the shift and pre-prepared meals in reheatable dishes for use after the caregiver shift is complete.  Functions of our diabetic caregivers include:

  • Menu planning
  • Glucometer checks before and 1-2 hours after meals
  • Daily recording of glucose levels
  • Identification and response to warning signs of hyper- or hypoglycemia
  • Sharing of daily condition with family and involved medical professionals
  • Daily inspection of extremities for concerns such as foot ulcers
  • Foot care

TRANSPORTATION AND GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Rounding out a complete Plan of Care for any patient includes performing general tasks that are helpful for the patient and just developing a relationship with the client and learning their routines.  Plans of Care are always approached as a flexible outline for care that changes with the evolving needs of and relationship with the client.  Some examples of general tasks include:

  • Escort to doctor's appointments
  • Transportation to errands
  • General meal preparation
  • Household chores
  • Laundry and changing of ben linens
  • Emergency response management
  • Companionship and participation in activities
  • Logging daily notes for loved ones in the FAMILY PORTAL