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Springfield Plan of Care

At Homewatch CareGivers of Springfield, MA, we have worked with many clients who are living with some cognition issues and so we create a plan of care accordingly. In order to provide the best in-home senior care for these individuals, we have developed “engagement boxes,” which our care partners (caregivers) are trained to use with our clients. Several of our clients use to go to the beach, and we developed a “beach box”, which gives them a chance to experience the sights, sounds, and more of the beach so that all five senses are stimulated. Utilizing the items in the box memories are triggered for them. That memory retrieval initiates positive “win win” communication with the client. Another component which we always include is music. Music stimulates memory retrieval. Music is the last sensory stimulation component that someone with dementia tends to lose.

Your home care service plan may include:

Bathing, Dressing, Grooming & Toileting

  • Bathing Assistance
  • Comb & Set Hair
  • Denture Care Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Incontinence Care Assistance
  • Nail Care (File and Clean)
  • Oral Hygiene Assistance
  • Skin Check
  • Toileting Assistance

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Change Bed Linens
  • Clearing Clutter & Trip Hazards
  • Organizing Household Items
  • Vacuuming & Dusting

Meals

  • Cooking Together and Eating Together
  • Incorporating Food Preferences & Dietary Restrictions
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutrition & Hydration Oversight
  • Report Refused Nutrition/Hydration

Errands & Transportation

  • Dr's Appointments
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Outings

Medications

  • Adherence to Time of Day, Dietary Considerations and Activity Scheduling
  • Communication About Adherence & Adverse Side Effects
  • Medication Reminders

Social Engagement

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cards & Board Games
  • Music & Movies
  • Outings & Social Activities with Friends and Family
  • Story Sharing & Reminiscing

Safety Precautions

  • Ambulation Assistance
  • Assistive Devices
  • Bed-Bound Repositioning
  • Fall Risk Evaluation
  • Full House Safety Evaluation
  • Transfer Assistance (Bed, Car, Chair)

Quality Oversight

  • Care Plan Documentation
  • Caregiver Matching
  • Family Involvement in Plan of Care
  • Indepth Social History
  • Quality Assurance Visits

Lifestyle

  • Adherence to Smoking & Alcohol Reduction Recommendations
  • Routine Exercising
  • Sleeping Patterns

Care Communication

  • Communication with Family
  • Communication with Providers Coming into the Home (PT, OT, Home Health, DME, Oxygen)
  • Communication with Providers Out of Home (PCP, Specialist, Pharmacist, Clinic)
  • Dr Appointment Scheduling and Updates