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8 Helpful Senior Home Care Services

Seniors who prefer to stay at home as they age can often benefit from home health care services when dealing with everyday tasks. At Santé, our experienced and compassionate certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are available to make life at home just a bit easier with the following services:

  1. Housekeeping. CNAs can assist with light housekeeping duties including dishes, laundry, vacuuming, bed making, sweeping, and scrubbing. This can be especially helpful for patients who are able to stay home but not able to perform basic cleaning functions.
  2. Medication administration. Medication administration is one of the most commonly requested home health services. Nurses can visit as little or as frequently as needed to set up and administer medications according to the healthcare provider’s orders.
  3. Meal preparation. Meal preparation becomes more difficult with physical or cognitive decline, yet proper nutrition remains vital for health and healing. Home health aides can prepare nutritious meals at home to save on costs and ensure that proper nutrition is maintained.
  4. Wound care. Wound treatment is often complex and requires specialized knowledge and experience. In addition, wound care can be very challenging when dealing with hard-to-reach places, such as the heels or the coccyx, common locations for pressure ulcers.
  5. Dressing assistance. With loss of mobility complications with dressing oneself can become an issue. This is especially true when it comes to items with small buttons or tight compression stockings. Home health aides can provide a customized level of assistance to ensure you can complete the tasks you are able to while still getting the help you need.
  6. Bathing. Bathing safely, preventing falls, washing hard-to-reach areas, and assessing for new bruises or pressure ulcers can all be provided through home health services according to your own routine and schedule.
  7. Health condition assessment. Home health nurses are an extension of your medical treatment plan. They can take your vital signs, listen to your heart and lungs, and evaluate you for changes in your condition.
  8. Communication. Finally, home health care professionals serve as an integral piece of the communication puzzle. They can keep family and health care members informed on changes in a senior’s condition as well as help families better understand update medical care directives.

Santé‘s qualified home health nurses and CNAs specializing in providing exactly what you need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one.

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