Indianapolis, Carmel, Lawrence & Noblesville Elder Care for Chronic Conditions
Indianapolis North elder care does not work in a vacuum – we believe it’s essential to coordinate our care with medical professionals, like doctors, to make sure we are all working toward the same goal. Any sort of disability or disease can limit a person’s mobility, so the caregivers with Indianapolis North elder care are able to help keep your loved one moving – that doesn’t just mean helping them in and out of bed or getting dressed for the day, but also get them out of the house and into their community. A chronic condition can make daily tasks difficult, so we have personal-care teams to help with what used to be simple: bathing, getting dressed, fixing meals – making sure your loved one stays independent and in their home. A chronic condition is hard on the entire family and can quickly lead to burnout for a family caregiver; Indianapolis North elder care can give any you a break, benefiting not only you, but your loved one as well, because when you are refreshed and rejuvenated, your loved one is too.
We make sure our clients stay connected with the outside world, whether by talking about the events of the day, getting outside for some fresh air, or by writing letters to the extended family – these simple acts can do wonders for your loved one’s emotional well-being. Our employees who provide elder care go through specific training on many chronic conditions, including Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, the after-effects of a stroke, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), heart disease and lung disease so we can recognize signs of a possible life-threatening situation and respond quickly and effectively. Indianapolis North Homewatch CareGivers gives you a reliable elder-care team that can help keep track of medications and the treatments those with chronic conditions face each day. People with chronic conditions can often experience unpredictable changes in their health, but Indianapolis North Homewatch CareGivers’ professionally-developed training prepares our caregivers who provide elder care so they are ready to adapt when they need to – we never get complacent.
For someone living with diabetes, even small daily changes can make a big impact on future health and well-being. Our professionally-trained caregivers enable your loved one to live healthier by encouraging lifestyle choices that help manage their diabetes and give them more time to enjoy with family. A critical service for those living with diabetes is healthy meal planning and preparation to promote overall health; we will take your loved one to the grocery store and encourage healthy choices within their prescribed diet plan, taking into consideration their tastes and preferences. Our professionally-developed Homewatch CareGivers University training equips our caregivers with the tools they need to report changes in foot appearance so we can share this with the medical professionals treating your loved one.
When the progression of Parkinson’s impacts activities of daily living, we understand the frustration that is felt by the entire family. We can help specifically by assistance with the use of new ambulation or transfer devices as conditions progress, encouragement with prescribed exercise for muscular strengthening and development, and by alleviating burdens often left to family caregivers such as errands, housekeeping, transportation to and from appointments, and even personal grooming assistance like bathing. Our caregivers have specialized training to help if your loved one experiences cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease.
Let Homewatch CareGivers provide relief for you and your family with knowledgeable caregivers who understand the chronic care needs of those who have experienced a stroke. Our compassionate caregivers patiently work through your loved ones communication difficulties to promote their dignity, preferences, and lifestyles choices. With specialized training through our Homewatch CareGivers University, our caregivers know the strategies to help promote a healthy diet and lifestyle.
ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease
ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease leads to muscle weakening and affects the clients ability to control voluntary movements of the muscles including those that control breathing. There is a progressive loss of ability for the patient to be independent in their care; our caregivers understand through special training how to best care for someone living with ALS. They can assist with mobility and transfers, plan and prepare special diets to facilitate good nutrition, and offer emotional support allowing the client enough time to communicate, always being sensitive to the preservation of the clients dignity.
We provide support for those living with heart disease through our personalized care plans that encourage your loved one’s commitment to their new, healthy lifestyle. Specific services include assistance with grocery shopping and meal preparation to promote a heart healthy diet. We can recommend Remote Care Technology devices that monitor important health measure such as weight, blood pressure and oxygen levels, personal grooming assistance, housekeeping, errands, and transportation to and from appointments. With a caregiver keeping an eye on your loved one day-to-day and trained to report changes, we can help to reduce unnecessary visits to the hospital.
Caring for a loved one who is often short of breath and anxious can be taxing, overwhelming, and sometimes even scary. We are your long term care partners in alleviated the stress caused by these unpredictable changes. Our caregivers help keep an eye on your loved one day-to-day and are trained to report any important changes, provide assistance adjusting to a new lifestyle with an oxygen tank, facilitate ease of social outings and daily errands which can alleviate family caregiver burnout.
ALS Articles and Resources
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, and is diagnosed in more than 5,500people in the U.S. each year, cites the ALS Association. Do you know the signs and symptoms? Full Story
Learn more about Lou Gehrig's through the ALS Association.
Stroke Articles and Resources
Life after a stroke is inevitably full of challenges and adjustments that require re-learning the motions of everyday life to coping with such a life-altering event.While in the recovery period, it’s important to keep in mind that healing emotionally is just as important as healing physically. Full Story
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Stroke Association
American Stroke Association
Diabetes Articles and Resources
Chronic Care for Diabetes: Caring for someone with diabetes is a daily challenge that can cause strain on relationships and alter the dynamic between family members. Full Story
Twenty-three-point-one percent of Americans (12.2 million people) age 60 and older are diabetic,and therefore require a therapeutic diet low in high glycemic carbohydrates, or carbohydrates that metabolize quickly and cause a drastic spike in blood sugar. If you’re considering the needs of a diabetic in mealtime planning, you’re not alone. Full Story
Visit American Diabetes Association website for more helpful information.
Lung Disease Articles and Resources
According to the World Health Organization, COPD is on track to become the third leading cause of death by 2020 and it is on the rise. Lung disease is a caregiving reality. Full Story
Visit the American Lung Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute websites for more information.
Heart Disease Articles and Resources
Heart disease encompasses a myriad of heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack and heart failure, among other less common diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in most ethnic groups throughout the U.S. Full Story
Visit the American Heart Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for more information about heart disease.
Parkinson Disease Articles and Resources
Parkinson's disease is a life-altering disease — recognize the symptoms for fast treatment and relief. Full Story
American Parkinson Disease Association