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South Houston Katy, Richmond-Rosenberg, Missouri City, Sugarland and Surrounding Areas

Care for Chronic Conditions

A chronic condition can make daily tasks difficult, so we have personal-care teams to help with chronic care management, what used to be simple: bathing, getting dressed, fixing meals – making sure your loved one stays independent and in their home. Southwest Houston 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. People with chronic conditions can often experience unpredictable changes in their health, but Southwest Houston Homewatch CareGivers’ professionally-developed training prepares our elder caregivers so they are ready to adapt when they need to – we never get complacent. Any sort of disability or disease can limit a person’s mobility, so the caregivers with Southwest Houston 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 is hard on the entire family and can quickly lead to burnout for a family caregiver; Southwest Houston 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. Our elder-care specialists 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. 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. The main focus of Southwest Houston Homewatch CareGivers is safety – our elder-care professionals work at all times to make sure the home is a safe environment, continually making assessments about the risk of a fall or another factor that could be dangerous for a person with a chronic condition.

For someone living with diabetes, even small daily changes can make a big impact on future health and wellbeing. 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.
Homewatch CareGivers can 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.
Caring for a loved one who is often short of breath and anxious can be overwhelming and sometimes even scary. While you are at work or taking care of errands outside of the home, our trained and educated 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.
Different diseases and treatments—such as cancer treatment and organ replacement surgery—can leave a person with a compromised immune system and in need of additional care in the home as they heal. Homewatch CareGivers can be there to help maintain a healthy diet, provide medication reminders, and assist with activities of daily living.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis can be extremely painful and affect a person’s ability to take care of themselves. Homewatch CareGivers is here to provide in home care when you or a loved one experience a flare up of osteoarthritis symptoms or rheumatoid arthritis pain. Know when to ask for additional help so that you can continue to live a full and independent life.
When someone has a stroke, they need time to readjust to a new normal with new abilities. 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.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease affects 24 million people in the United States. This umbrella term includes progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and some forms of bronchieactasis. Caregivers can give much needed assistance with remaining socially active, reduce stress, sticking to a pulmonary rehabilitation plan, and more.
Cancer treatment and recovery asks a lot of the person with the cancer diagnosis and their family, so a strong support network of care is important. Cancer care services can help with transportation to and from medical appointments, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, and respite care for loved ones who may have multiple responsibilities.
Developmental disabilities can cause severe physical or mental impairments that can slow learning, limit mobility, inhibit expression, and make the individual dependent on others for care and assistance. Without a caring and secure environment, those living with developmental disabilities are at an increased risk of compromised health and safety, and are subject to learning and developmental delays. Our caregivers are equipped to promote independence while assisting these clients with the activities of daily such as bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, healthy meals, and more.