If you’re looking for high quality elderly care for a loved one, you will want to find a service that offers what it known as a care assessment. Even if you’ve done a great deal of research, a personalized approach to care is essential to ensure that you and your loved one are getting the most out of the home care services. Each patient is different in their own way – from what they need assistance with to medication needs, no two clients are the same. A Registered Nurse will do the care assessment and a plan of care is then created. The Nurse will then perform routine visits to supervise the caregiver and do continual monitoring of the clients condition. This allows the Nurse regular the opportunity to make observations and recommend any changes to the care plan if necessary.
Discussing Needs Together
When your loved one meets with the nurse for their care assessment, a close friend or family member who is familiar with their needs should be present. This will help ensure that all important information is shared and no questions are left unanswered. For clients who suffer from memory-related conditions, it is especially important that a trusted representative is present so that the most reliable and correct information is conveyed.
Developing a Plan
When a care assessment is complete, the nurse who will be supervising the care will develop the care plan that is specific to your loved one and their needs. It will not be a cookie cutter program that is used on thousands of others. The plan of care will directly address the important needs of the individual being cared for. The care plan can be a critical part of making home care for an aging parent successful.
It can be unsettling to place your loved one’s well-being into the hands of another. The maze of choosing a home care agency can be a daunting task. By choosing a reputable care provider that will take the time to get to know and understand your family’s needs, you can rest assured. When you simply can’t be there 24/7, trust in a home care agency that will be. “When the need is there, so are we”
Browse our website to learn more about the full suite of home care services offered. With almost 40 years of experience serving the communities of Maryland, DC, Annapolis and Salisbury, our care assessments allow us to personalize each plan of care to exceed patient expectations.