What to Expect from an In Home Care Consultation
Comfort Keepers is proud to serve in home care to Plainsboro, NJ
When you make the smart decision to opt for in home care services for your senior loved one, you may wonder how a plan of care is designed. At Comfort Keepers of Plainsboro, NJ, we conduct a no-cost consultation for every family interested in our service offerings.
In home consultations are performed prior to the start of our services. During an in home care consultation, a caregiver will sit down with your senior to gain a thorough understanding of his or her personality, preferences, strengths, and weaknesses. Consultations will give you and your aging loved one the opportunity to determine whether a particular caregiver is a good match.
For an in home care consultation to run as efficiently as possible, we will need some help from you and your senior. You and your senior will need to provide us with some basic background information such as date of birth, height, and weight, address, phone number, and a general idea of the types of in-home care services that he or she may benefit from. In addition, we require a list of the types of over-the-counter and prescribed medications that your senior is currently taking as well as the dosage amounts and frequency of each drug.
A Plainsboro, NJ caregiver will also ask you and your aging loved one a few questions related to emergency situations. For example, he or she may want to know who should be contacted in the event of an unexpected medical crisis. An emergency information guide will be compiled with your senior’s emergency contacts, physician contact information, details on the pharmacy where his or her prescriptions are typically filled, and directions that discuss the power of attorney and legal guardians.
After we receive all of the basic information we need, we’ll spend the remainder of the time creating a care plan that meets all of your senior’s specific needs. A caregiver will determine whether your senior needs personal care services such as bathing and grooming, mobility assistance, or incontinence care or companionship care services like grocery shopping and errands support, medication reminders, or 24-hour care. In many cases, aging adults will benefit from a combination of services.
To discuss how Comfort Keepers of Plainsboro, NJ can help your elder live a higher quality of life in the comfort of his or her own home, schedule an in home care consultation today. Give us a call to get started.