When your aging parent begins to need additional support during the day, at night, or around the clock, that doesn’t mean he or she needs to leave the home to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. BrightStar Care of Howard County offers 24-hour home care services when your loved one needs either continuous assistance in daily tasks or short-term help while recovering from medical procedures. Situations may vary, and no one client care plan fits all, but one thing is certain: our priority is to provide care and support for your loved one with the highest level of care.
Is 24-Hour Home Care Right for Us?
If your elderly parent or loved one lives alone and you are struggling to keep up with their needs and stressing yourself out, 24-hour home care can be a solution. It can be set up quickly and provides peace of mind and assurance for individuals who are recovering from an illness or injury, or who are experiencing a change in condition that requires someone to be available to provide assistance any time of day.
Additionally, not all 24-hour care situations require permanent support. For instance, if you’re caring for a loved one but don’t want to leave him or her alone while you go out of town, BrightStar Care can provide 24-hour home care to assist with safety needs while living independently.
There are many quality of life benefits for seniors who receive 24-hour home care, including:
- Aging in Place – Seniors can feel fulfilled by living in their own homes longer, and couples don’t need to be separated for care. They can feel safe in the comforts of home even when they can no longer manage tasks like housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, or personal care.
- Safety – From chronic health issues to memory loss, some seniors have conditions that put them at risk for falls or other safety concerns. Having a 24-hour care plan in place can assure your loved has the support they need to stay safe at home.
- Activities & Entertainment – Many seniors have a difficult time continuing to do the things they love without extra help. A companion can help your loved one live a life he or she loves by facilitating activity time and helping with special hobbies and interests.
- Reduce Companion Burnout – We know you love your aging parent, but you don’t have to do this alone. Let our specialized companions be your daily eyes and ears to reduce the risk of family or personal stress.
What is a Live-In Companion?
A live-in companion resides in the client’s home and provides consistent 1-on-1 help on a daily basis. They are trained in 24-hour care and are able to assist when your loved one has difficulty with daily functions like sleeping, bathing, eating, and bathroom (toileting) assistance. Additionally, they can provide hands-on personal care, manage the household, and assist with special activities. Based on your loved one’s needs and location, BrightStar Care can arrange 24-hour live-in care.
What 24-Hour Home Care Services Does BrightStar Care Provide?
BrightStar Care of Howard County specializes in providing 24-hour home care and meeting the specific health and personal needs of our clients. Our specially trained team of care professionals provides around-the-clock assistance with anything from assistance with daily tasks to post-procedure care and exercises to support their return to wellness. A BrightStar Care RN Director of Nursing will meet with you and your loved one to tailor a care plan to meet your loved one’s specific personal and health-related needs.
Our 24-hour home care services support the many facets of everyday life:
- Personal Care – Our team assists with all aspects of personal life such as bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting.
- Emotional Care – Our compassionate approach aims for companions to build a special trust with clients through meaningful activities, mentally-stimulating conversation, and overall companionship.
- Household Care – As everyday tasks become more difficult for your loved one, we can assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and more.
- Skilled Nursing Care (available in most states) – From medication assistance to home infusions to wound care, our experienced RNs and LPNs keep all of our clients’ health needs top of mind.
Our Approach to 24-Hour Home Care
Our goal is to provide the highest level of support and care for your loved one and give you and your family greater peace of mind. Whatever your situation may be, a BrightStar Care Registered Nurse will create a customized care plan, oversee our team of care professionals, and coordinate with your medical providers so everyone is always on the same page in regards to your loved one’s needs.
We adhere to the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals so your loved one receives the highest quality care. At the same time, our focus on compassion and empathy ensures he or she will be treated like a person, not a condition.
Get Help From BrightStar Care
Call BrightStar Care today at (410) 910-9425 to learn more about 24-hour home care options in Howard County.
You can also contact us online.