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Plan of Care in St. Louis

At Homewatch CareGivers of St. Louis, we customize a plan of care for each client. Our head nurse is registered by the state of Missouri, has a PhD and teaches at Maryville University. With these credentials she is more than qualified to formally assess the needs of prospective clients. Once we have the assessment, our staffing coordinator uses it to structure a plan of care. In this way, our services are customized and not pressed through a "one size fits all" mold, where individuality can go unnoticed. Matching the right caregiver to the client is the most important step. We look for compatibility based on skills, experience, temperament and interests. Our "personality guarantee" ensures that if we don't match up the right client and caregiver at first, we will work at it until we do.

Your home care service plan may include:

Bathing, Dressing, Grooming & Toileting

  • Bathing Assistance
  • Catheter/Ostomy Bag (Empty Only)
  • Comb & Set Hair
  • Denture Care Assistance
  • Dressing Assistance
  • Incontinence Care Assistance
  • Nail Care (File and Clean)
  • Oral Hygiene Assistance
  • Perineal Care
  • 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 Dosage, Time of Day, Dietary Guidelines & Activity Scheduling
  • Communication About Adherence & Adverse Side Effects
  • Medication Reminders
  • Remote Care Technology Medication Dispensers

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
  • Remote Care Technology & Safety Alert Systems
  • 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