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PERSONAL ASSISTANCE & COMPANIONSHIP


Looking and feeling your best is desirable for most everyone. Bathing, eating, and dressing, enhance mental and physical well-being.

AmeriPride Home Care will develop with you, a home care strategy tailored to needs and wants reassuring that you or your senior family member is safe and well-cared for. Your tailored home care strategy may include:



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RISE AND SHINE PROGRAM

We open the day with a wonderful morning smile and  a pot of coffee.  The morning routine may include: 

  • Assistance out of bed
  • Toileting, bathing or showering
  • Dressing
  • Morning medication reminder
  • Nutritious breakfast
  • A read of the morning paper or watching the morning news together.
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Mealtime Check-in Care Feature

During this friendly visit, we can prepare and make a delicious meal with or for your parent(s). Sometimes, a loved one may need reassurance to consume their meals; our encouragements will boost their appetites.  
We provide:

  • Nutritious meals
  • Cleaning dishes 
  • Light housekeeping
  • A short walk or trip
  • Companionship & giving comfort support

After the visit, the caregiver can provide updates. 

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Evening Routine Program

Like our Rise and Shine Program, getting ready for a restful night can start with an evening hygiene routine and evening meal preparation.  Perhaps, an evening snack needs to be prepared along with kind reminders of nighttime medications.  Evenings can be filled with nighttime readings or a favorite western or mystery movie.  An evening stay can be arranged for 2 to 4 hours or overnight.  

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Health, Beauty/Barber Appointments, Errands & Outings Program

As one gets older, driving may become difficult. Dents  and dings can escalate to something much more serious. Vision problems, delayed reaction time or even occasional confusion makes lifes easiest tasks challenging and even life threatening.  Trips about town for doctor’s visits, to the beauty or barber shop, getting pedicures and manicures, lunch and a card game at the lodge, bible study groups, and much more are all a part of AmeriPride Home Care Services.  

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Light Housekeeping, Laundry & Organization

There are wonderful feelings of wellbeing and even good health when your house is clean and organized. AmeriPride Home Care is attentive to disinfecting countertops, bathrooms, and other surfaces to prevent bacterial and viral infections. We attend to the removal of expired or spoiled foods from the refrigerator and cabinets, cleaning around the stove, appliances, sink, and under the sink for grease build-ups, spillage, and crumbs.  We are attentive to keeping the entire house neat  and tidy.

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Respite and Relief for Family Caregivers

With time being a fading commodity, very few people are prepared to deal with a loved one’s needs after a fall, a car accident, stroke or when a loved one is receiving hospice. We are here to pitch in.We can stay overnight while the family caregiver has a restful sleep or supplement when family members, friends or hospice are not available. We offer help around many other chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson, COPD, Heart Disease and Stroke, ALS, MD, MS, and Cancer.

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Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Companionship and Transportation
  • Respite and Relief
  • Light Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Transportation and Companionship for Doctor visit
  • Hair Appointments 
  • Outings and Drives to Drug Store, Club Meetings,Restaurants, Farmers’ Market, etc.
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personal care
  • Feeding
  • Dressing and Grooming
  • Bathing, Toileting and Bowel Programs
  • Lifts and Mobility
  • Medication Set-up
  • Hospice and Palliative Support 
  • Exercise and Stretching 
  • Dancing!

             

             

   
   

NURSING VISITS

   

All AmeriPride Home Care Nurses are home care specialists.  Our RNs and LPNs are highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals who are committed to providing quality, compassionate care for your folks and for peace of mind for the families.

     

We provide a broad range of nursing services including:

                      
  • Administration & monitoring medications
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • PT Readings
  • Blood pressure management
  • Diabetic Nail Care
  • Blood draw
  • Health Assessments        

All aspects of your family member’s care plan is overseen by a registered nurse.

We provide ongoing training and education, so our staff performs best practices and enlist the  latest treatment practices and technologies.

Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia  

The Journal of Gerontology reported in a 2001 study, family caregivers spend 47 hours a week caring for a loved one stricken by Alzheimer’s and many were forced to give up their work.

At AmeriPride Home Care we customize a care strategy that: 

  • Focus on what a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can do, instead of what they cannot do
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  • Provide medication reminders
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  • Help with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing
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  • Create and maintain a safe, soothing, joyful, and calm setting
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  • Give relief to family caregivers by assisting with routine home management issues like housekeeping, laundry, walking the dog and time off to take catnaps, enjoying a trip to the hairdresser/barber shop, the spa, the nail salon, lunch out with friends or attend the grandkids’ event or game
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CARE MANAGEMENT

 

When you don’t live near your family member, managing your loved one’s care long distance becomes a daunting challenge.  There are even times when you live nearby, where you discover your time and energy are split between providing care to an elder family member and  on work, children, home, and marriage and you want to give more to your folks’ needs, interests, and wants.  Our care management will keep you informed, involved and confident that your loved one is enjoying a healthy, safe, and independent lifestyle.

    

Our Care Managers become an extension of your family.  Memory loss, vision or hearing challenges, following the doctor’s orders are things we look after.  We can assist with transporting and scheduling doctor’s appointments; facilitate the communication between the family member, the various doctors, therapy and rehab centers, home health agency, and you; monitor your loved one’s adherence to medical orders and instructions; including the medication and exercise reminders, dietary needs for diabetes, hypertension or heart disease.  We’re here to help you.

    

We can help your family all across United States. The AmeriPride Home Care National Care Managers are in : : AL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, MS, NM, OH, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.  

       
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What is it that you and your folks’ first WANT?

If your answer is that you want Mom and Dad to receive the care and attention they need in the loving, familiar surroundings of their home, then you are on the right track with AmeriPride Home Care. Read on!

Keep in the mind the following thoughts:

  • Your folks may be concerned about burdening you with their needs, challenges, and interests.
  • Your folks are more than likely proud of you and how you manage the needs of your family with the demands of your job?
  • Although caring for Mom and Dad is a labor of love, it is labor.  Overtime, juggling caregiving with work, raising children and managing your household, marriage, and other duties all increase your risk for feeling overwhelmed, depressed, chronic illness, and a decline in your overall quality of life.   

So how do you approach Mom and Dad about the benefits and values of having AmeriPride Home Care keeping them company while caring for  their needs?

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LIVING A FULL LIFE AT HOME (According to AARP):

  • Living and enjoying the loving, familiar, and safe surroundings of their own home is what 79% of older adults WANT.
  • 98% of married couples WANT their spouse to live and be cared for in their home.
  • 95% of all adult children aspire to make their parents’ WANT of living happily and safety in their own home WORKABLE.

TRUST

The best partnership between you and your senior loved one(s) is one that balances between needed support and independence. Ask your parents what areas they feel they struggle with.  Them opening up, and you being supportive will help establish a trusting relationship.  The struggles they list can be solved by employing AmeriPride Home Care.  We are the support allowing folks to maintain their independence.

PATIENCE

Involve your loved ones in the process of hiring AmeriPride Home Care, and then planning their care schedule.  This process gives your parent(s) the sense of control and independence while still able to receive the assistance needed.

HONESTY

Sure, your family may be uncertain of receiving assistance, which may be that they don’t understand the need.  Use examples of potential risks of living at home. An example: a decline in vision or hearing, there are risks of falls, injury, hospitalization, and then possibly followed with time spent in a nursing home for rehab. AmeriPride Home Care will benefit you and your folks.

What are you seeing that has made you think you and your folks would benefit by having AmeriPride Home Care be your solution?

  • 1) Is the home looking maintained?
  • 2) Is trash accumulating?
  • 3) Is the home dusty where it used to always appear tidy?
  • 4) Is the mail and newspapers piling up?
  • 5) Are the bills piling up and unpaid?
  • 6) Are there unfilled prescriptions?
  • 7) Are doctor appointments missed?
  • 8) Does the refrigerator have enough food?
  • 9) Is there spoiled, outdated food in the fridge?
  • 10) Does Mom or Dad appear to be losing weight?
  • 11) Is either constantly repeating the same questions?
  • 12) Can either carry an extended conversation?
  • 13) Are there bruises on their legs and arms?
  • 14) Are there injuries you suspect from a fall or stumble?
  • 15) Does it seem he/she loses his/her balance easily?
  • 16) What causes mood swings and when do they happen?
  • 17) Is he/she forgetting to take his/her medications?
  • 18) Have you noticed an unexplained dent or scratch on the car?
  • 19) Do you detect a smell of urine on clothes or furniture?
  • 20) Has the doctor given a recent diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, has there been a stroke or any small-mini strokes?
  • 21) Has there been a recent trip to the ER or a hospital stay or nursing home stay?
  • 22) Are you feeling the strain of balancing and making enough time for kids, home,
  •        marriage, work, them, and yourself?
   

What is the Costs of Home Care vs. assisted living or nursing home?

First choose the type of care that fits your and your folks’ lifestyle. During or after a healthcare crisis or injury, many adult children are forced to search for different care options provided by assisted living and nursing homes. However, employing AmeriPride Home Care may actually prevent hospital admission, ER Visits, and/or a stay in a nursing home.  FACT:  20% of all hospital admissions return to the hospital within 30 days when there is no care team in place in the home.

 

Genworth in their annual “Cost of Care Survey,” cited that home care costs less than other options like adult day care, assisted living, and skilled nursing home.

  • National average cost of home care per hour ranges only $10-$36 and has only increased by 1% during the last five years
  • The average cost to live in a private room at an assisted living in SW Missouri is $155 day = $4650 monthly
  • The national average for a private nursing home room can cost up to $948 per day. The average annual cost in Springfield ranges from $85,000 to $90,000 for a room that is less than 144 sq. ft.
  • Assisted Living and Nursing Homes in the past five years have risen more than 4%
 

Can AmeriPride Home Care counteract trips to the ER, Hospital Stays or a move to a Nursing Home?

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Not only is AmeriPride Home Care an affordable lifestyle option for your family members, we can actually help reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and illnesses.  Our companions may assist with activities of daily living. They will promote a safer, healthy environment by eliminating obstacles that will cause falls and injuries.

For many loved ones and their family, keeping track of medications can be challenging. Our companions and the medication reminder program encourage timely dosage and curtails the likelihood overdosing, both of which can lead to more serious health consequences.