Happier and More Confident at Home

It makes perfect sense that you or your aging loved one would rather remain in familiar surroundings than move to assisted living or a skilled nursing facility. Home is where the heart thrives: your Mom knows where everything is, her favorite chair is just right and friends and family are nearby….

BUT, you worry – about her safety, about whether she’s eating right (or at all), or about whether she’s taking her medications on time. Nothing says love like giving Mom the boost she needs to be independent and to age on her terms, with a little helping hand from a friendly trained professional who will keep her safe and healthy.

Personal Care & Support Services in Mercer County

 

Help for Aging Loved Ones

Interim HealthCare of Fort Lauderdale South's personal care and support services fill the gaps in whatever way each person needs, creating a whole-person, individualized plan that helps them lead a more empowered and enriched life. Our paraprofessionals and clinicians are local to Irvine – trained, skilled, competent and personable, they are committed to providing the best possible level of care, opening the way for a more joyous and engaged existence at home.

So what’s the difference between personal care and support services?

Personal care typically addresses activities of daily living, or ADLs, that are essential for independent living. This includes:

  • Personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and oral care)
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting and continence
  • Transferring and mobility (standing, sitting, getting in and out of bed or the car)

Support services take care further, providing assistance with tasks such as:

  • Light housework
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Transportation to the doctor’s (or the beauty salon)
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Writing letters or making appointments
  • Reminding Mom when to take her medications

Valuing Companionship

Dad has a pet? No wonder he wants to remain at home! Our passionate team is happy to lend a hand with pet care, or better still, offer some often-needed human companionship and conversation. Our Home Life Enrichment standard of care considers the whole person – mind, body, spirit and family – and we use those four pillars as the foundation for every senior’s personal care plan. This holistic approach to senior care is what makes Interim HealthCare of Fort Lauderdale South, FL, so unique.

Learn more about Home Life Enrichment®

Specialized Home Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, a progressive medical condition that erodes memory, thinking and problem-solving abilities and can dramatically alter behavior in later stages. Interim HealthCare of Fort Lauderdale South, FL, offers advanced, customized care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients that blends personal care and support services with activities such as music therapy to help create a safe, calming environment.

Help for Family Caregivers

Spouses and adult children are usually the first to step in and help their loved one with certain tasks. You do it from the heart, but it can wear you down. In-home care provides priceless respite for caregivers – for a couple of hours, for a day or long enough for you and your own family to take some time away. You can get your own chores done, or simply get some needed rest and recharge your inner strength to be your best self to the person who needs you most right now.    

In-home personal care can provide long-term respite, too, regularly taking over care and light household tasks so you can devote yourself to spending quality time with your parents while you still can. 

Schedule your no-obligation in-home evaluation.

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