Home Care Solutions

Honest, capable, and kind, Senior Solutions Home Care caregivers are the solution you’re searching for to allow your aging parents or other loved ones to remain safe and comfortable in their own home.

Our caregivers are available for long or short-term care, are required to receive ongoing skills training, and have all passed both state and national background checks.

Caring Companionship

Senior Solutions’ companionship service works to provide a better quality of life for your loved one. Having someone to sit and chat with makes for a happier life and provides both our clients and caregivers with something to look forward to. Our caring companionship services can cover anything from a conversation to a shared meal, and many other activities in between. These services allow your loved one to maintain independence in their own home, and throughout all of their regular activities, with friendly support and assistance from their caregiver.

Our companionship service helps to relieve stress and worry for our clients’ families while providing healthy interaction and activities that are essential for seniors. Companionship helps seniors retain physical and mental health and, as a result, makes them more likely to accomplish both necessary and recreational tasks. More importantly, they will be excited to do these activities because they have someone with whom they can share the experience. With a little companionship, seniors are more likely to have a positive outlook on life as they age.

Some of our companionship services include:

  • Reading a book
  • Playing games
  • Going for a walk
  • Transportation
  • Writing letters
  • Arts & crafts
  • Listening & storytelling
  • Writing letters
  • Providing company
  • And more!

Medication Reminders

Did you know that medication mismanagement is one of the most common causes of hospital admission? Seniors use more prescriptions and medicines than any other age group. We know how difficult it can be to manage multiple medications throughout the day, especially for seniors. Our caregivers can help by reminding clients to take their medications, reporting side effects, and assisting with pre-measured medication packages to help clients avoid potentially dangerous medication mismanagement. Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can remind our clients to take their medication at the appropriate time.

If your loved one is not taking their medications as prescribed, it may be a warning sign that home care is needed.

Randel is a 66-year-old former preacher who requires service every day. Randel is diabetic and needs assistance with medications and nutrition. He lives alone in a small house several miles outside of the city. Without us, he would not be able to manage his medication correctly or get groceries and other things he needs. He depends on us to survive and we depend on him to help us remember why we do this job!

Caregiver, SSHC

Personal Hygiene & Dressing Guidance

When your loved one gets older, it may become harder for them to maintain a personal hygiene routine. Our home care services are structured with this in mind, teaching our caregiving teams to remind and guide clients toward a good hygiene routine. We know how much better a person feels after bathing, brushing their teeth, and changing into a clean pair of clothes.

Bathing Assistance

Bathing is essential to an individual’s personal hygiene and, more importantly, to the way a person feels. Many times, our elderly or disabled clients are capable of performing their own bathing and other personal care services. However, the peace of mind that comes with knowing a trained Senior Solutions caregiver stands nearby for any needed assistance gives clients and their families some necessary reassurance.

Oral Hygiene

Aging and disabled clients may lack the fine motor skills required for something most people take for granted. Our assistance with proper mouth, gum, and denture care helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other infection.

Dressing Guidance

Mobility becomes more difficult with age. In order to relieve some of the burdens your loved one faces while changing their clothes, our caregivers can help by putting together outfits, buttoning clothing items, tying shoes, putting on socks, and more.

Edgar Mitchell is an 80-year-old war veteran who recently became one of Senior Solutions Home Care’s clients. One of Edgar’s initial main concerns was losing his independence when it came to certain things like personal hygiene and personal care. We assured him that maintaining our clients’ independence is one of our main focuses. Throughout the past few months, we have worked with Edgar to help him maintain his independence with various personal care tasks, all while showing him safety tips to ensure his well-being.

Caregiver, SSHC

Special Diet & Meal Preparation

As part of our elderly care services, a caregiver prepares nutritious meals and cleans up afterward. The opportunity to eat regular, healthy meals can maintain a senior’s strength and hydration, promote recovery, and assure appropriate absorption of medications. Our caregivers and administrators will work with family and other healthcare professionals to plan meals according to clients’ specific needs. This could include specifications for diabetic, low-sodium, puree, and other meal options.

Diabetes Meal Planning

We know how important a proper diet and meal plan are for those who live with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reports that 25.9% of Americans over the age of 65 have diabetes, with type II diabetes being the more common form. The disease is directly impacted by nutrition, so our agency’s caregivers make it a priority to plan meals with their clients that meet their dietary needs.

Diets After Hospital Discharge

Seniors who have been discharged from the hospital do not always have the proper guidance on nutrition moving forward. Our caregivers are aware of the different factors that affect dietary intake and nutrition absorption. We are here to help plan and prepare meals for your loved one!

Our caregivers can assist with trips to and from the grocery store, meal planning and preparation, and companionship during a tasty meal.

Eating Assistance

As part of our elderly care services, a caregiver prepares nutritious meals and cleans up afterward. The opportunity to eat regular, healthy meals can maintain a senior’s strength and hydration, promote recovery, and assure appropriate absorption of medications. Our caregivers and administrators will work with family and other healthcare professionals to plan meals according to clients’ specific needs. This could include specifications for diabetic, low-sodium, puree, and other meal options.

When looking for a home care company for their mother, the Johnson family was very concerned about setting up a solid eating assistance system with their mother’s caregiver. Mrs. Johnson is diabetic and has specific dietary needs. Also, because of complications stemming from her stroke, she occasionally needs help eating. We walked Mrs. Johnson and her family through our Assisted Eating program and explained to them how we care for our clients’ dietary needs. Mrs. Johnson now happily lives with assistance in her home and her family is extremely happy with her care.

Caregiver, SSHC

Shopping & Errand Services

A caregiver can run errands for their clients and are available to pick up prescriptions, dry cleaning, supplies for social events, and a variety of other needed items. Some specific examples include:

  • Grocery shopping – this can be done with or without the client. The client can also specify particular stores and the caregiver can assure compliance with prescribed diets.
  • Incidental shopping – Caregivers can take clients wherever they need or want to go. More than just maintaining independence, social stimulation is therapeutic as well.
  • Errands – We can take our clients to pick up prescriptions, go to the bank or post office, and run other errands.

Betty is a 78-year-old woman who lives alone. When her family began looking for a home care service, they wanted someone who would take Betty to the local Salvation Army because she loves to shop for good deals. Each week, I would take Betty to the grocery store, pick up her prescriptions, and take her to Salvation Army. Being able to take her to a place she loves was the highlight of my week!

Caregiver, SSHC

Personal Emergency Response System Installation

Few things are scarier than the thought of facing an emergency when you are home alone! At Senior Solutions, we provide a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) service, allowing you to access emergency help with just the touch of a button on your watch or pendant. We handle the installation of your PERS unit and gather your important emergency contact and home access information at the very beginning, making sure that we keep everyone safe and informed when emergencies happen.

How it works:

If you have an emergency in your home, push the button on your watch or pendant. An operator will speak to you to see if you need help or if you pushed the button by accident. If you do not respond, they will send emergency personnel to check on you and will update your emergency contacts.

Some other perks of your PERS unit include:

  • Our PERS company has employees available 24/7 to receive your calls and dispatch emergency help to your home.
  • In the case of an emergency, the PERS team will inform your emergency contacts about what is going on; at Senior Solutions, we also receive and respond to daily reports from your emergency calls.
  • Your PERS will work any time you are within a 1300 square foot radius of your home!
  • Your PERS is waterproof, so you can wear your watch or pendant any time, even while you bathe.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Installing a PERS Unit in Your Home!

Light House Keeping & Laundry Services

We know that home is where the heart is, and that’s why our caregivers are happy to assist your loved one with daily household chores and laundry. As seniors age, it can become a strenuous activity to keep their homes clean, tidy, and safe. Our caregivers are here to help with light housekeeping and laundry to relieve some physical burdens, alleviate mental stress, and help your loved one keep their home safe and comfortable.

Our caregivers can assist with:

  • Taking out the trash
  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning floors, bathrooms, & kitchens
  • Straightening rooms
  • Organizing closets & drawers
  • Washing, drying, and folding clothes
  • Ironing and putting away laundry
  • And more!

Family Respite Care

In situations where we provide a respite for a primary family caregiver (e.g. a wife caring for her husband or a daughter caring for her mother), we find that, with our help, family relationships strengthen when the stress of the family member’s caregiver role is lessened. At the end of the day, we recognize that we are not just working with individual clients who need care, but also with their concerned family members. When we advise families on home care, we are always mindful of how our care affects everyone involved.

Benefits of Respite Care

We know that caring for a loved one 24/7 can be difficult and may wear on your mental and physical health.  Our respite care will:

  • Provide relief and downtime
  • Improve relationships between you and your loved ones
  • Help to avoid possible resentment
  • Renew your energy to focus on your loved one when you return

How Respite Care Works

Our caregivers are available to come to your home and tend to your loved one, in order to give you time to rest and recover. Depending on your loved one’s needs, a caregiver can come once or several days a week. During this time, you can visit with friends, run errands, or even relax in a separate room.

Recreational Activities

Senior Solutions caregivers can take clients out or stay in the home while they share in the client’s favorite activities. Whatever our client enjoys, we want to enjoy it with them. As seniors age, it is important for them to remain engaged and maintain the hobbies and activities they’ve always loved.

Martha is a 72-year-old woman who has lived a long and fulfilled life. She has spent her days enjoying time with friends and family, traveling, and painting every chance she gets. Martha’s mother was a painter who taught her early in life, so painting is passion that has remained special to Martha. One of her biggest concerns with aging was that she might lose the ability to spend hours painting. Our amazing caregivers at Senior Solutions Home Care convinced her otherwise and quickly showed her how important it is to us that our clients continue to do what they love as they age. Today, Martha continues to spend hours painting and relives her favorite childhood memories as she paints them. Helping our clients maintain their youth is exactly why this job means so much to us!

Caregiver, SSHC

Incoming Mail Organization

Our clients do not have to worry about sorting through the myriad of junk mail they receive each week; our caregivers are here to assist seniors with sorting through important mail, setting aside things like birthday cards and bills. Caregivers can even provide reminders for when bills are due. This takes away the fear of accruing late fees on bills or forgetting to look for the bill when it comes in the mail. It also relieves some of the stress for family members who worry that their loved ones have been financially taken advantage of without them realizing it.

Throughout my years as a caregiver for SSHC, a common worry of my clients is their incoming mail and the fear that some of their bills are being overlooked. I decided to make this a big concern of mine and to do everything that I could to ease this fear. With our Incoming Mail Service, we sit down one-on-one with our clients and go through their mail, making piles of what is important and what is not. We go through the bills together to check accuracy and we even help them send checks to the correct places. This alleviates so much stress from our clients, and that’s really what this job is about.

Caregiver, SSHC

Family Care Plan Review

Keeping the family informed of the caregiver’s plan and answering any questions is a core part of our services. We want everyone to feel comfortable leaving their loved ones with our caregivers, and we know that open communication is key. Whether you live in the same town or are on the opposite coast, Senior Solutions keeps in touch with clients’ families on a consistent basis.

Click here to watch a detailed video about our online service, Family Room, that connects caregivers, patients, and family members.

Maria is a 77-year-old woman who lives alone and recently suffered a heart attack. Her six children all live out of state but are very concerned and involved in their mother’s home care arrangement. After Mrs. Patterson joined SSHC, we explained our Family Care Plan Review system to her children. We explained how it is so important for the family to be involved and how we would follow up with her children whenever they needed it. Not only did this put her children’s nerves at ease, but it also helped Mrs. Patterson to focus on regaining her strength instead of worrying about how she could personally keep her children informed.

Caregiver, SSHC

Walking & Ambulation Assistance

Regular movement and/or exercise is vital to a person’s mental and physical well-being. Senior Solutions makes sure that movement occurs on a regular basis and takes into account any physical limitations for each client. Caregivers assist their clients with mobility as needed in order to help them maintain as active of a lifestyle as possible. Benefits of increased physical activity for seniors include higher energy levels, a stronger heart, lower blood pressure, and improved sleep. Activity also improves mood and increases mental alertness.

Mrs. Carole has enjoyed walking her entire life. As she started getting older, this task became more and more difficult for her to do and led her to feel sad and depressed. When Mrs. Carole first came into our care, she told us about this struggle of hers and asked if there was anything that we could do to help. We came up with a plan to help her walk comfortably and safely. We spent many hours strengthening the muscles that she needed to help her walk. After a few weeks, we set out and she was able to walk around her neighborhood with ease. The smile on her face reminded me why I love working for this company.

Caregiver, SSHC

Posture Positioning

Positioning clients in the proper posture is a part of the elderly home care regimen that is often overlooked. Proper posture is important, however, because it encourages better digestion and circulation and aids in the prevention of muscle atrophy and skin sores. Our caregivers are trained to move and place clients in the correct posture position to support health, safety, and proper functions of the body. Proper transferring and positioning to or from beds and chairs can eliminate pressure ulcers on the skin, reduce the weakening of muscles, and encourage proper breathing and digestion.

Jack is a 69-year-old man who lives alone and recently suffered a bad fall, which led to back surgery. During his surgery, there was a slight complication which extended his recovery time by a few weeks. When he was discharged from the hospital, we were brought in to work with him at home to help him regain his strength and agility. With a back injury, posture is extremely important. We worked with Mr. Stone to fix his posture after his surgery and he is now able to enjoy his life once again.

Caregiver, SSHC

Continence Care

Assistance with urinary and bowel care can be vital to remaining socially active. Our caregivers and home health aides understand the sensitivity of these struggles and are experienced in providing such care. We compassionately and sensitively care for our elderly clients, helping them to maintain their dignity and self-esteem, even with the loss of independence related to incontinence.

Toileting Assistance

This is another basic life function that—when lost—is difficult to deal with emotionally. Senior Solutions caregivers know how to discreetly aid in this sensitive area, providing physical help and addressing all types of toileting needs.

One of Mr. Greg’s main concerns with using a home care company was that he needed to have help using the restroom. While this is a common fear of our clients, it is our job to make sure that they feel comfortable and safe. We do this by telling them that we are not here to judge or make them uncomfortable, but we are there for their safety. We use tips and teach them how to quickly strengthen their bodies so they can get back to using the restroom by themselves as quickly as possible.

Caregiver, SSHC
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