Handy Helpers provides experienced care and support, enabling patients to reside independently in their own homes thereby improving their quality of life .
You can now enjoy peace of mind that your loved ones are being cared for by trained, qualified and experienced professionals, who are supervised and supported by a caring management staff from Handy Helpers Home Care Solutions.
Companions give clients the freedom to live independently, to plan their own schedules around their own needs, to relax and enjoy life knowing that their health and well-being is being taken care of.
Companions provide for social interactions which helps alleviate loneliness. Companions can accompany clients to appointments, to visits with friends, on walks, to the movies or to the shops and can also read to clients and play board games with them. Whatever a client feels like doing, a companion can provide for, unlike in an assisted living facility where a patient needs to follow the facility's routines
Transport and mobility
Assistance with daily activities and mobility support. Helping around the house or whilst traveling.
Transferring and Positioning
Helping to correct or change the posture of a patient, avoiding health problems such as bedsores.
Exercise is vital for a healthy lifestyle because it enhances and maintains physical fitness, mental and overall health. Exercise routines designed to improve health or mobility in elderly patients are built around diagnosing and treating specific impairments, such as reduced strength or poor balance.
Grooming and Dressing
As we age it becomes more difficult to properly groom and dress yourself, our hires treat their charges with dignity and respect, ensuring they are able to look and dress as they wish.
Bathing and Toileting
Our hires are trained to ensure that their employers are attended to hygienically and with the greatest degree of comfort and dignity.
Incontinence is a common and yet distressing problem, which may have a profound impact on quality of life. Understanding the sensitivity of the problem, a caregiver is able to handle each situation compassionately and professionally.
Employers with chronic medication prescriptions are reminded in a timely manner about their dosages.
Caregivers are experienced and trained in dealing with emergency situations, giving you peace of mind that you are in the best hands should anything go wrong
Patients with limited communicative ability owing to stroke or other malady are assisted in their speech by our trained staff.
Meal Preparation / Basic-level Cooking
Many common health problems can be prevented or cured with a healthy diet and balanced lifestyle. Caregivers are trained to manage your recommended dietary and exercise programs, keeping you healthy and feeling good.
Managing home chores such as cleaning, tidying of rooms and bathrooms, making beds, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, doing the dishes, taking out the bins and cleaning the windows.
Recreational activities and outings
Driving and other errands
What specific needs can a caregiver tend to?
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the body beyond what might have been expected from normal aging.
Affected persons become disoriented in time, place and in person.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. The most recognized symptoms are memory loss, confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings and a language breakdown, leaving a patient and their family with an extremely stressful and emotional challenge.
A caregiver can help delay the onset or reduce the severity of this degenerative disease through mental stimulation, exercise and by providing a nutritiously balanced diet.
The Handy Helpers team offers guidance and support, and provides a caring and understanding environment in which to help the whole family.
Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is extremely difficult for a patient and their family, and involves complex and immense physical, psychological, social and spiritual problems. It is essential to provide a safe way for the patient to address their physical and psychological distress.
Usually, a palliative care patient's concerns are pain, fear, loss of independence, worries about their family and feelings of becoming a burden on others. While some patients will want to discuss psychological or spiritual concerns, others will not. It is thus very important to assess each individual and his or her family's need for this type of support.
Handy Helpers will work alongside your palliative care team, striving to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life.
Our goal is to empower physically and mentally disabled individuals to live full and independent lives in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Whether a patient suffers from a physical impairment or mental disorder, our caregivers can help enhance self-determination and self-respect by providing individualized care and support. Home based support allows for one-on-one assistance.
Some patients will require assistance with identified aspects of daily living (such as helping with transport, mobility and exercise routines), while others may require 24-hour support (such as assistance with housekeeping, laundry, cooking, bathing and toileting, grooming and dressing, medication administration and emergency monitoring).
Whatever your needs, the Handy Helpers team is here to provide tailored solutions.
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