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Springfield, MA Serving Hampden County, MA

At Homewatch CareGivers in West Springfield, 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 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 Skin Check
Dressing Assistance Oral Hygiene Assistance
Denture Care Assistance Comb & Set Hair
Nail Care (File and Clean) Toileting Assistance
Incontinence Care Assistance Perineal Care
Catheter/Ostomy Bag (Empty Only)
Housekeeping & Laundry
Vacuuming & Dusting Change Bed Linens
Clearing Clutter & Trip Hazards Organizing Household Items
Meals
Incorporating Food Preferences & Dietary Restrictions Report Refused Nutrition/Hydration
Cooking Together and Eating Together Menu Planning
Nutrition & Hydration Oversight
Errands & Transportation
Grocery Shopping Pharmacy
Dr's Appointments Social Outings
Medications
Medication Reminders Adherence to Dosage, Time of Day, Dietary Guidelines & Activity Scheduling
Communication About Adherence & Adverse Side Effects
Social Engagement
Arts & Crafts Cards & Board Games
Story Sharing & Reminiscing Music & Movies
Outings & Social Activities with Friends and Family
Safety Precautions
Fall Risk Evaluation Full House Safety Evaluation
Ambulation Assistance Transfer Assistance (Bed, Car, Chair)
Bed-Bound Repositioning Assistive Devices
Quality Oversight
Quality Assurance Visits Family Involvement in Plan of Care
Indepth Social History Caregiver Matching
Care Plan Documentation
Lifestyle
Routine Exercising Adherence to Smoking & Alcohol Reduction Recommendations
Sleeping Patterns
Care Communication
Communication with Family Communication with Providers Out of Home (PCP, Specialist, Pharmacist, Clinic)
Communication with Providers Coming into the Home (PT, OT, Home Health, DME, Oxygen) Dr Appointment Scheduling and Updates