Southern Caregivers | Magnolia, Arkansas
Magnolia, AR 71753
Elderly Care in Magnolia
Everyone should be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect. At Southern Caregivers, we are passionate about making sure that our clients are as happy, comfortable, and healthy as possible. Our team of dedicated and caring caregivers is our greatest asset. To join the Southern Caregivers family, our employees undergo rigorous interviewing, thorough screening, and background checks before hiring. And after they’ve passed those tests, they are trained in the most up-to-date best practices, responsibilities, and duties needed for excellence in eldercare.
Our team members are passionate about providing quality, compassionate care for the elderly, physically impaired and those affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Every client receives a customized care plan based on their individual needs and circumstances. We always treat your loved one with the same care and thoughtfulness that we would want for ourselves.
As specialists in senior care in Magnolia, our caregivers travel to your loved one’s home, hospice, assisted living home, or nursing home to provide care services and living assistance to help them live comfortably and independently for as long as possible.
Personal Care Services in Magnolia
Personal care services make everyday tasks easier to complete for elderly people, people with physical disabilities, or people suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Personal care services, as defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are: “Services provided by a Personal Care Worker (PCW) to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).”
Activities of daily living vary depending on the needs of the client and their family, but they often include:
- Bathing, Grooming, Hygiene
- Transferring & Positioning
- Laundry & Ironing
- Grocery Shopping / Errands
- Medication Reminders
- Cleaning & Organizing Closet
- Medication Pick-Up / Drop-Off
- Sorting & Reading Mail
- House Plant Care
- Escorts to Lunch or Dinner
- Participation in Cards/ Games / Crafts
- Maintaining Home Records
- Mobility Assistance
- Feeding & Special Diet
- Meal Preparation / Diet Monitoring
- Light Housekeeping
- Appointment Reminders
- Food Expiration Monitoring
- Pet Care
- Escorts to Services or Discussions
Personal Care Services in Magnolia
We know that it is important to our clients that they remain as independent as they can for as long as possible. And this means staying in their own home for as long as possible. This is especially important for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia who need familiarity and routine to remain comfortable and lucid.
We know that we don’t just work for the well-being of our seniors but of their entire family as well. Our highly qualified staff of professionals can provide the care your loved one needs to put your mind at ease when you can’t be there. We offer services for a few hours at a time while you run errands or take some time for yourself or we can work out half-day, full-day, or even 24/7 in-home care options. We’ll work with you to determine how much and what type of care your loved one needs to be comfortable.
We assist in everyday activities, but we also sit and visit with your loved one to help stimulate them socially. Often, our clients are able to use the time we free up for them to pursue interests and activities they haven’t had time for like crafting, reading, or visiting friends.
24 Hour Home Care
24-hour in-home care is a big decision. We respect that and we’re here to answer all your questions and walk you through it every step of the way. 24-hour home care can be divided up and practiced in a few different ways – two caregivers with twelve-hour shifts or three caregivers with eight-hour shifts.
If your loved one has a history of accidents or falls, wanders at night, or leaves the house and often becomes lost, a shift of three caregivers may be best so they’re fresher and at their most alert.
However, if your loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia, fewer shifts may be less confusing for them as it means fewer unfamiliar faces and routines. Our Alzheimer’s and dementia clients benefit from in-home care because being surrounded by familiar spaces and objects calms and comfort the mind, making it less likely for them to panic or become confused.
24-hour in-home care can include respite care services and care for clients transitioning home from a hospital or rehabilitation facility. We also provide services for clients with post-stroke, COPD, diabetes, or other debilitating illnesses. But most of all, we’re offering peace of mind for you – the family. You can’t take care of your loved one 24-hours a day without sacrificing your own health and happiness – and that’s not something your loved one would want.
If you need hospice in Magnolia, Southern Caregivers also offers 24-hour end of life care. We can help with your loved one’s pain management while giving you the time and space to rest and grieve during this draining time.
Respite Care in Magnolia
Respite care is meant to do just that, offer a break for the current caregiver of your loved one – you. You deserve a break. We know how difficult it is to trust other people with your loved one’s care, especially if you’ve been doing it for a long time and developed a routine that works. We acknowledge that we will never know your loved one as well as you do – how could we?
But that’s why we make it a point to sit down with you to talk about your cares and concerns. Nothing is too small. The more we know about our clients, the better we can care for them as a whole person. And the more we know about them and can personalize their care, the happier and more comfortable you’ll be allowing us to care for them.
You Have to Care for Yourself First
Remember, the first rule of caregiving is: “You cannot take care of someone if you do not take care of yourself.” If you are exhausted, stressed, and distracted from watching over your loved one 24/7, you are not caring for them properly which can lead to accidents. That’s much worse guilt to live with than letting us watch your loved one while you nap and take care of your home life.
Let us help you and your loved one live more comfortable, healthy lives. You’ll be amazed how much of a difference even a few hours can make in your happiness and overall well-being. And when you’re happier, your loved one is happier as well.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Magnolia
We offer caregiving services for seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia who need a little extra help to remain in their homes. Southern Caregivers takes pride in our extensive Alzheimer’s and dementia care continuing education – our caregivers are constantly retraining in the most up-to-date, research-based practices.
We also offer services and care plans for our clients in hospitals, rehabilitation centers independent living facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living in Magnolia. We understand that it is not always safe, or possible, for your loved one to stay in their home – especially as dementia or health problems worsen. Let us help you make that transition more smoothly.
Often the same caregiver who helped your loved one in their home can continue to care for them in their new facility. Which means they have a familiar face and routine to anchor them in a new and confusing environment.
If you need senior care in Magnolia, contact Southern Caregivers. Our team of compassionate, trained caregivers will help you develop a care plan for your loved one that makes their life – and yours – safer and more comfortable.
Serving Surrounding Areas
If you have a question whether or not we service your area, please feel free to call.
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Magnolia, AR 71753
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