HCP 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.
HCP will assist 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. Medical Equipment and Home Modification can revolutionize a clients ability to be mobile again in and out of their home. We work with a local companies that specialize in Durable Medical Equipment, Respiratory Equipment, & Home Modification like Therap-Ease, Inc in Plymouth.
HCP 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, and encourage proper breathing, digestion and elimination.
HCP compassionately and sensitively care for seniors and other adults, helping them maintain dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the activities of daily living. Through this caring approach HCP help to lessen clients’ embarrassment associated with the loss of independence related to incontinence and need for toileting assistance.
For a number of reasons, adults may need help feeding themselves. This loss of independence can be difficult to accept. HCP understand this and make the extra effort to turn mealtime into an enjoyable social time.
In addition, HCP 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. And in general HCP 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.
HCP 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.
HCP 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. HCP involve clients to make sure laundry is done according to their preferences.
HCP light housekeeping services include 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, and cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder. HCP does not provide outdoor cleaning or maintenance.
HCP 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. HCP will use any coupons provided.
HCP provides transportation incidental to other care services, such as taking clients to medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever else a client wants to go. Getting seniors out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit—and an integral part of HCP Interactive Caregiving.
Although HCP cannot administer medications, they can help ensure that clients take their own medication as prescribed. HCP can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels and reminding the client when it is time to take a dose.
HCP assist clients with washing and combing their hair and other grooming tasks to enable them to feel good about their appearance.