Services

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Each client has unique care needs.  That is why we offer a full range of in-home services – to tailor care plans that provide our senior and other clients the right amount and types of help to support independent living at home.  These services are provided by well trained caregivers to promote independent living to its fullest.

In-Home Companionship and Care Service

Conversation and Companionship: Caregivers are available to provide clients company and engage in In Home Careconversation, or to sit down to share a meal together.  Social contact such as this is proven to enhance the health, happiness and quality of life.

Light Housekeeping: FCHC’s light housekeeping services include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, taking out trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder.  FCHC does not provide outdoor cleaning or maintenance.

Laundry: These services can be done in either the client’s home or the Laundromat and include washing, drying, ironing and putting things away.  Caregivers involve clients to make sure laundry is done according to their preferences.

Meal PreparationMeal Preparation: Caregivers prepare hot, delicious, and nutritious meals, allowing clients to help with preparation according to their ability.  Many seniors do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal, so this service helps seniors get the nutrition they need to enjoy healthier living.

Grocery Shopping/Errands: Caregivers shop for groceries at stores of their clients’ preference and run errands, such as picking up prescriptions or going to the post office.  Clients may choose to stay home or help with the shopping and errands as an excellent way to stay active and engaged.

Incidental Transportation: Caregivers can provide transportation incidental to other care services, such as taking clients to medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever else a client wants to go.  Getting clients out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit – and an integral part of FCHC’s caregiving.

Medication Reminders: Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can help ensure that clients take their own medication as prescribed.  Our caregivers can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels and reminding the client when it is time to take a dose.

24 Hour Care: Depending on each client’s needs, we can provide from just a few hours of service a week to full-time in-home care. Our team coordinates caregiving responsibilities in shifts around the clock.  This offers clients and their families’ full-time peace of mind.  Specific non-medical in-home care services can be tailored to meet each client’s needs.  This type of service is ideal for clients who are at risk when unattended, such as persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions.

Respite CareRespite Care or Relief for Family: Caregiving can be rewarding and often strengthens bonds within a family. At the same time caregiving can be
demanding amidst life’s other responsibilities. Family caregivers and those in their care can benefit from a little time off now and then. This service can be scheduled as needed to provide family caregivers time to run errands, go shopping or get some much-needed rest.

Personal Care Services

Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene: FCHC’s caregivers help clients look and feel their  best.  These services enhance clients’ mental as well as physical well being, helping  them feel positive about their appearance.  Bathing not only cleanses the skin, but   goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation and stimulate circulation.

Mobility AssistanceMobility Assistance: Our caregivers assist clients as needed with mobility to help  them maintain as active a lifestyle as possible.  Being able to get out and about offers both physical and mental health to seniors and the disabled.  Physical health benefits of activity include increased stamina and energy, a strengthened heart, lower blood pressure and improved digestion and sleep.  In addition, activity improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.

Transferring and Positioning: FCHC’s caregivers are trained to move and place  clients in correct posture position to promote health and safety and proper functioning of the body’s many systems.  Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reduce weakening and stiffening of muscles, and encourages proper breathing, digestion and elimination.

Toileting and Incontinence Care: FCHC’s caregivers compassionately and sensitively care for seniors and other adults, helping them maintain dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the activities of daily living.  Through this caring approach caregivers help to lessen client’s embarrassment associated with the loss of independence related to incontinence and the need for toileting assistance.

Feeding and Special Diet: For a number of reasons, adults may need help feeding themselves.  This loss of independence can be difficult to accept.  We understand   this and make the extra effort to turn mealtime into an enjoyable social time.  In addition, we help make certain that seniors and other clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.  In general our caregivers enable clients to eat a well balanced diet that provides the energy needed for active living and nutrients for disease prevention, healing and healthful living.