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Knoxville Maryville, Oak Ridge and Lenoir City

Elder Care in Knoxville

One of our first clients in Knoxville for elderly care services, who came to us in the –peat and re-peat early stage of Alzheimer’s had a huge impact on all of us.  She was a wonderful lady who was so positive and friendly and had a very involved family who dearly loved her. We went everywhere with her: the store, the club for Tuesday night buffet, the doctor, and the spa (for her, not us).  We started out at just a few hours a day to make sure she got up and had a good breakfast and lunch.  As her memory worsened she became more afraid when she was alone and we started staying with her overnight.  Eventually we were with her 24/7 and she was unable to get up and around.  We stayed with her when she moved to residential hospice and were there when she passed away. Through it all she was a pleasure to be with, keeping her sense of humor and loving nature even though she didn’t recognize us and would struggle for words.  She brought home for me, and all of us, that when so many things about who we were in our lives are stripped away, there can still be a wonderful, loving being shining through who both gives to and receives from those around them.

That is the real difference that great caregivers and care recipients make together – they remind each other of the true loving essence within.

In home care can provide meaningful companionship for people who have limited social engagement due to health problems. Studies show that feelings of loneliness can lead to depression and even dementia. With our caregiver matching, we aim to create a mutually beneficial relationship between clients and caregivers as your loved one continues to grow and learn through social interactions. We can also provide transportation to church and other outings with old friends.
A need for 24-hour care in the home may last for a few days or for many years. Continuous round-the-clock care provided by Homewatch CareGivers can maximize the time that someone has with their family, while also making them comfortable and safe. Our flexible home care service plans can make caregivers available on shifts that cover day and night for all kinds of needs—specialized personal care related to immobility, toileting, meal preparation, and support through the end of life and grief process.
Homewatch CareGivers specializes in elder care for people who need assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and meal preparation. Our caregivers are trained and educated to address the unique interests and needs of each person that they spend time with, whether they are with them for a couple of hours a day or 24 hours a day. We aim to engage our clients with meaningful experiences that will enrich their lives, while giving their family peace of mind that they are well cared for with us.
When we come into the home of an elder, we start by talking to them about their current abilities, needs, and preferences, and then we are able to craft a care plan to address this individual. In home elder care is about making sure that each person is able to continue living independently and safely for as long as they are able and choose this for themselves. Our caregivers are matched with each client so that they can also be true companions who reduce any feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
Maintaining good health is part of preventative care, which may be the difference between staying at home and going to the hospital. For those who are recovering from a hospital stay, our caregivers can help with sticking to a physical therapy regimen, giving reminders about properly taking medications, and reviewing potential falls hazards in the home in order to reduce the possibility of a hospital readmission.