HOW ARE ENDEAVOR CAREGIVERS SCREENED?

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At Senior In-Home Care, we provide families with licensed, experienced in-home caregivers who provide a range of valuable services to those with illnesses, injuries, dementia, and mobility problems. Our senior in-home caregivers offer companionship, post-surgery support, physical disability support, dementia care, and assistance with daily meal preparation, medication reminders, and light housework.

Each one of our elderly in-home caregivers is carefully screened to ensure they are a perfect fit for our clients. Each senior in-home caregiver must have a valid, up-to-date certification as a home health aide, nurse’s assistance, or medical technician. All of our elderly in-home caregivers must also be CPR and first aid certified. In addition, anyone providing homecare assistance must undergo TB testing. Last but not least, our in-home caregivers undergo thorough background checks to ensure that they do not have any financial or legal problems that would put your family at risk.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we recruit and hire our talented elderly in-home caregivers near Chandler, AZ, come see us at Endeavor Senior In-Home Care. We can quickly find a home caregiver who is the right fit for you and your family. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (877) 584-6162.

WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S REALLY LIKE?

Despite the best intentions to provide in-home care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, struggles to understand what the disease is really like can lead to frustration. In this video, see what happens when someone providing home care for a loved with Alzheimer’s disease finds out what it is really like to experience the symptoms.

By simulating the mental confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as vision problems and arthritis that are common in seniors, this son who was caring for his mother with the disease experienced the challenges and isolation himself. Researchers are able to provide these experiences to those providing elderly home care to increase understanding and reducing frustration.

At Endeavor Senior In-Home Care, we can help your family provide the compassionate senior in-home care in Phoenix, AZ, that he or she deserves. Find out more by calling (877) 584-6162.

A FAMILY’S GUIDE TO DEMENTIA BEHAVIORS

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When you are providing in-home care for a loved one with dementia, it is natural to find his or her behavior confusing at times. Knowing how to deal with common dementia behaviors can relieve stress for both you and your elderly loved one. Here is a look at some common behaviors that people with dementia display and how you can cope as a caregiver.

Agitation

Agitation is a common problem even in early stages of dementia, and it often gets worse as dementia progresses. It is frequently triggered by fear, fatigue, and restrictions that makes sufferers feel as though they are losing control. Agitation may manifest as sleeplessness, irritability, and both verbal and physical aggression. These behaviors are particularly common during the evening hours and are referred to as sundowning when they occur at this time. You can keep agitation under control by reducing stimuli that could be irritating, such as high noise levels, and cutting sugar and caffeine intake. Encourage as much independence as possible, and try to stick to a routine. Soft music, walks, and gentle touching can help ease agitation.

Paranoia

People with dementia may become convinced that someone is stealing from them or that there are other conspiracies planned to harm them in some way. Avoid arguing about accusations, and remind other family members to resist doing so. You can ease paranoia by helping your loved one look for missing items or ensuring he or she keeps a small amount of money in a specific place that he or she can check frequently.

Wandering

People with dementia wander for a number of reasons, from boredom to attempts to stave off hunger and thirst. Because wandering can be especially dangerous, consider fitting doors with locks that need keys to be opened from the inside or adding a home monitoring system. Consider daily exercise to help your loved one feel less restless.

The home care providers at Endeavor Senior In-Home Care are trained to recognize and respond to dementia behaviors safely and with compassion. Find out how we can help you meet your needs for in-home care in Mesa, AZ, by calling (877) 584-6162.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE VA AID AND ATTENDANCE PROGRAM

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Seniors who are veterans may be able to take advantage of the VA Aid & Attendance Program to cover the costs of a number of in-home care needs. This VA pension benefit pays for basic in-home care, in-home assistance with daily needs—such as meal preparation and housekeeping, and in-home care for dementia and Parkinson’s disease. This pension benefits also applies to spouses of veterans.

To qualify for the VA Aid & Attendance Program, you or your spouse must be over 65 and have served in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or the Gulf War. The VA approves all benefits independent of care agencies, but once they are granted, veterans and their spouses can use these benefits to pay for up to 20 hours of care services per week as well as expenses related to care.

Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is pleased to take part in this important program for our nation’s veterans. For a free assessment of your eligibility for this benefit for in-home care in Phoenix, AZ, call us today at (877) 584-6162.

REASONS TO HIRE IN-HOME CARE FOR SENIORS AFTER SURGERY

Non Medical Home Care

After surgery, the first twenty-four hours at home are the most critical and difficult. If you’re concerned about the health of a senior after surgery, in-home care services can provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is in good hands. Focused on the patient’s well-being and safety, in-home caregivers strive to make recovery pleasant and stress-free after surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

The path to recovery after orthopedic surgery is often long and challenging. When you choose to hire an elderly home care provider, this healing process can be simplified. Post-surgical caregivers can provide medication reminders, help with exercises, and assist with mobility issues. Procedures such as knee and hip replacements can severely affect flexibility as the patient heals, but in-home care services can help seniors get back on their feet while they recover.

Major Surgery

Tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and getting around the house can be significantly affected by brain, heart, and other major surgeries. In-home caregivers can help seniors resume their daily life and help with eating and other basic needs that can be challenging immediately following surgery. You can rest easier knowing that your senior is in good hands and receiving comprehensive home care as he recovers.

Post-Rehab

It’s common for seniors to stay at a rehabilitation center after surgery, and taking the step to return home can be daunting and difficult. Hiring in-home care can ease this transition by helping your senior complete everyday tasks and needs that may still be challenging or impossible in his state. In-home care can help your senior move seamlessly and safely from a rehab facility to the comfort of his home.

If you’re looking for high-quality and experienced home care assistance in Phoenix, AZ, call Endeavor Senior In-Home Care today at (877) 584-6162. We are members of the Arizona In-Home Care Association, and our caregivers are dedicated to providing your senior loved one with the care and attention they need.