Competent Caregiving provides compassionate in-home care to patients, and peace of mind to family members through its range of in-home services at homes throughout Orange County, CA. Nurse-supervised caregivers offer the appropriate level of service in the privacy of our clients’ homes. Our in-home caregivers are extensively screened and trained to provide attentive and responsive care in the comfort of our patient’s homes. There are many services available for Competent Caregiving clients related to personal care, in-home care, mobility, and medical management.
Our in-home caregivers can provide a range of services, in your home in Orange County, CA, in any of the following cities, Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda. The in-home caregiving services that Competent Caregiving provides include:
Bathing and Dressing
Various bathing options are available, based on a patient’s needs and physician recommendations, including complete and partial bed baths, tub baths or showers (with shower chair if needed). These services allow the in-home caregiver to provide the patient with shampooing, hair care, shaving, nail care, oral hygiene and dressing services. If a patient uses a salon for hair or nail treatments, caregivers can bring patients to and from appointments.
Ongoing toileting services include bedpan assistance, diapering, or commode use. If a patient does not have bladder or bowel control, in-home caregivers assist with cleaning or changing while preserving patient privacy and dignity.
Nutrition and Meal Preparation
In-home caregivers follow physician instructions and patient preferences in creating menu plans and preparing meals. In-home caregivers can assist patients with eating and clean up afterward.
In-home caregivers can shop for groceries, pick up medication prescriptions and run other light errands. Patients can help prepare shopping lists and identify specific brands or items to purchase. With physician permission, patients can accompany caregivers on errands.
In-home caregivers are responsible for tasks that allow patients to continue living a healthy, safe, and clean environment. In-home caregivers complete light housekeeping including dish and cookware cleaning; patient linens and clothing laundering; linen changing; bathroom sink, tub and toilet cleaning; light dusting and vacuuming; and trash removal.
Competent Caregiving understands the therapeutic benefits of having a pet. Pets provide a source of comfort, companionship, unconditional love, and affection. Our in-home caregivers can assist with the feeding and walking of pets while caring for patients.
In-home caregivers assist patients who are unable to drive themselves or navigate public transportation. Caregivers can drive patients to any doctor appointments, hospitals, or other medical facilities.
In-home caregivers provide important reminders to patients to ensure that medication is taken at the proper time. While our in-house caregivers cannot administer medication, they can remind patients and monitor compliance with needed medication dosing. Caregivers can open medicine containers, read labels, and keep medication away from patients who cannot monitor dosage properly.
Human interaction is critical for providing mental stimulation and engaging mind, body and spirit. Competent Caregiving can schedule regular visits with your loved one at their home in Orange County to engage in conversation, go on walks, play games, read books, engage in discussions, and participate in a patient’s favorite activities.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our experienced in-home caregivers understand the complex and difficult needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. In addition to the daily hygiene, eating and toileting needs, in-home caregivers are trained to identify any cognitive or physical changes in patients. They also understand and can respond to behaviors associated with these illnesses, including agitation, aggression, depression and psychosis.
Caring for a loved one can be emotionally and physically exhausting. For family members who are providing primary care, it is important to have planned breaks to recharge and regroup. Our in-home caregivers understand these burdens and can remain with your loved one for a few hours or overnight as needed in the patient’s Orange County home.
If you are looking for in-home care for your loved one, contact Competent Caregiving in Orange County, CA today to discuss your personal needs.