Our experienced and compassionate staff delivers home care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses, including the common ones described below. Our Registered Nurse (RN) will create a personalized plan for your loved one and provide oversight of their care.
BrightStar® Home Care Des Moines is also equipped to offer assistance with additional conditions — please contact us to discuss the specific care you or a loved one needs.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
We customize our care services to the specific needs of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Your loved one will be cared for by our staff that has been specially trained in memory care. Our goal is to enable your loved one to live with dignity and safety, enjoy optimal physical and emotional health, and maintain connections to the people, places, things and memories that matter most to them.
Individuals with neurological disorders can have a wide range of needs. Those living with advanced-stage illness may require around-the-clock palliative care and highly specialized support, while others may need only basic assistance or personal care on a part-time basis. In addition to Alzheimer’s and dementia, we provide a variety of services for clients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions.
Individuals who suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF) or have experienced acute myocardial infarction (AMI/heart attack) often need assistance to maintain or improve their health and quality of life. This short-term transitional care may include support and education to develop new lifestyle habits that promote heart health such as diet and exercise, as well as encouraging medication adherence.
COPD and Pneumonia
Depending on the severity of your loved one’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pneumonia, we’ll coach them on proper inhaler use and encourage healthy habits for improved wellness. We can also provide nurse-led medication management, oxygen therapy and personal care to foster a healthy recovery, with the ultimate goal of reducing COPD-related hospital trips.
When a family member has cancer, it’s okay to turn to professional care to supplement what you’re able to do. BrightStar Home Care Des Moines can provide companion care to help with transportation, personal care for basic daily activities or skilled nursing to meet your loved one’s medical needs; services like these can also provide you with respite during a stressful time.
Whether your loved one is experiencing pain, lacks strength, has reduced function or is dealing with other symptoms from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, we’re able to provide a solution that meets their needs. Our team can address nutrition, movement and daily activity support, as well as monitor symptom progression and provide medication oversight.
BrightStar Home Care Des Moines can help you or a loved one manage this complex disease. In addition to blood glucose level checks, insulin injections, assistance with an insulin pump and foot inspections, we can also provide family education to increase overall support for your loved one.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long COVID is an ongoing issue for millions of Americans. Also called post-COVID conditions (PCC), symptoms may include extreme fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, “brain fog” and other health problems that require short- or long-term assistance.
In addition to companion care or personal care for daily activities, some COVID long-haulers may need skilled nursing services that can be provided in the home.
To learn more about the health conditions we help care for, please contact BrightStar Home Care Des Moines or call 515.221.2273. We look forward to meeting your family’s needs.