Personal Care Services

 

About Our Personal Care Services

Southern Caregivers was established in 2015 and started in Magnolia, AR with a passion to provide quality care for an underserved population. Southern Caregivers has now expanded to Hot Springs and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide paraprofessional services to clients in their place of residence, thereby assisting them to realize his or her highest level of independence and quality of life. We are committed to providing quality care/service by staff members who recognize the value of the aged and disabled. We want to provide a supportive team that is loving, caring and experienced to provide the utmost quality care to our clients. We strive to enhance the quality of life for your loved one, to make their lives brighter, safer, and more enjoyable.

Blake and Landon have grown up in the same communities and been friends for years. They both chose nursing as a career with a passion for helping others. While working in their field, as well as with their own family members, it became evident that there is a strong need for quality and dependable care within their own communities. This turned into them further pursuing their passion by opening Southern Caregivers.

WHAT ARE PERSONAL CARE SERVICES?

Personal Care Services are defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as services that are provided by a Personal Care Worker (PCW) to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). 

Personal Care Services are defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as services that are provided by a Personal Care Worker (PCW) to assist clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). 

WHAT ARE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADL’s)?

Activities of Daily Living are self-care tasks that people tend to do for themselves every day. There are 6 generally used, basic categories of self-care tasks:

  • Bathing – washing your body to keep up a healthy hygiene routine 

  • Dressing – being able to change clothing to maintain healthy hygiene

  • Feeding – being able to prepare and eat meals

  • Transferring – being able to move from one place to the next while performing activities

  • Continence – being able to control bladder and bowel functions as well as being able to complete the hygiene tasks associated with these functions (including catheter or colostomy bag care)

  • Toileting – being able to get to and from the toilet and being able to complete personal hygiene tasks such as wiping and flushing

Activities of Daily Living are self-care tasks that people tend to do for themselves every day. There are 6 generally used, basic categories of self-care tasks:

  • Bathing – washing your body to keep up a healthy hygiene routine 

  • Dressing – being able to change clothing to maintain healthy hygiene

  • Feeding – being able to prepare and eat meals

  • Transferring – being able to move from one place to the next while performing activities

  • Continence – being able to control bladder and bowel functions as well as being able to complete the hygiene tasks associated with these functions (including catheter or colostomy bag care)

  • Toileting – being able to get to and from the toilet and being able to complete personal hygiene tasks such as wiping and flushing

WHAT ARE INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING?

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are tasks that people perform every day that are important but not absolutely necessary for fundamental functioning. While they may not be necessary for life itself, these tasks and activities are necessary for living independently within the community. IADLs can be broken down into 8 basic categories of tasks:

  • Housekeeping – being able to perform the tasks necessary to keep your home clean and hygienic 

  • Telephone & Technology – being able to operate basic technology and use a telephone

  • Shopping – being able to shop for all the basics (i.e. food, medicine, clothing, etc.)

  • Food Preparation – being able to plan for and make meals

  • Laundry – being able to lift and move to accomplish the necessary tasks for laundry

  • Transportation – being able to utilize public or private transportation independently

  • Medications – being able to responsibly and reliably dose and take medications

  • Finances – being able to manage personal finances independently

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are tasks that people perform every day that are important but not absolutely necessary for fundamental functioning. While they may not be necessary for life itself, these tasks and activities are necessary for living independently within the community. IADLs can be broken down into 8 basic categories of tasks:

  • Housekeeping – being able to perform the tasks necessary to keep your home clean and hygienic 

  • Telephone & Technology – being able to operate basic technology and use a telephone

  • Shopping – being able to shop for all the basics (i.e. food, medicine, clothing, etc.)

  • Food Preparation – being able to plan for and make meals

  • Laundry – being able to lift and move to accomplish the necessary tasks for laundry

  • Transportation – being able to utilize public or private transportation independently

  • Medications – being able to responsibly and reliably dose and take medications

  • Finances – being able to manage personal finances independently

WHY DO I NEED A PERSONAL CARE WORKER?

Life can be extremely difficult when people are unable to perform ADLs or IADLs on their own.

Utilizing a Personal Care Worker to help perform Personal Care Services can help people remain independent for much longer and improve their quality of life tremendously. At Southern Caregivers, we offer a range of personal care services that are performed on a set schedule based on each client’s unique needs. 

You or your family member may benefit greatly from some, or all, of these services:

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Food Expiration Monitoring
  • Pet Care
  • Entertainment
  • Escorts to Services or Discussions
  • Walking

Life can be extremely difficult when people are unable to perform ADLs or IADLs on their own.

Utilizing a Personal Care Worker to help perform Personal Care Services can help people remain independent for much longer and improve their quality of life tremendously. At Southern Caregivers, we offer a range of personal care services that are performed on a set schedule based on each client’s unique needs. 

You or your family member may benefit greatly from some, or all, of these services:

  • 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
  • Transportation
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Food Expiration Monitoring
  • Pet Care
  • Entertainment
  • Escorts to Services or Discussions
  • Walking

HOW MUCH DO PERSONAL CARE SERVICES COST?

You want to provide the best possible care for your loved one, but we understand that you must also consider your financial concerns. Personal Care Services are not always covered by Medicare or Medicaid, especially if you require 24-hour care or it’s not part of a doctor-prescribed plan, among other reasons. 

Southern Caregivers will always work with you to carefully assess your needs in terms of both the level of care and finances. At Southern Caregivers, we accept:

  • Long Term Care Insurances
  • Medicaid
  • VA Insurance
  • Private Pay

We can also work with you to discuss a combination of these payment methods as well. 

As you make your decision, keep in mind that personal care services can improve the quality of your loved one’s life while also reducing healthcare costs in the long run. Preventable accidents, forgetting to take medication, lack of social interaction and limited mobility can escalate health degeneration. It can also delay the need for assisted living and prolong your loved one’s independence. 

You want to provide the best possible care for your loved one, but we understand that you must also consider your financial concerns. Personal Care Services are not always covered by Medicare or Medicaid, especially if you require 24-hour care or it’s not part of a doctor-prescribed plan, among other reasons. 

Southern Caregivers will always work with you to carefully assess your needs in terms of both the level of care and finances. At Southern Caregivers, we accept:

  • Long Term Care Insurances
  • Medicaid
  • VA Insurance
  • Private Pay

We can also work with you to discuss a combination of these payment methods as well. 

As you make your decision, keep in mind that personal care services can improve the quality of your loved one’s life while also reducing healthcare costs in the long run. Preventable accidents, forgetting to take medication, lack of social interaction and limited mobility can escalate health degeneration. It can also delay the need for assisted living and prolong your loved one’s independence. 

WHO IS MY PERSONAL CARE WORKER?

At Southern Caregivers, we understand that bringing someone into your home, or the home of your loved one, is an act of trust. We take that honor seriously, and we have built our dedicated team of caring professionals with that in mind.  Our employees are all required to undergo a rigorous series of screenings, interviews, and background checks before we hire them. Once they’ve passed these initial tests, they are then meticulously trained in the duties and responsibilities required for elder care. 

The people we bring into our team are happy and motivated to provide high-quality care for the elderly, physically impaired, and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. In addition to superior care, we always emphasize the importance of treating each of our clients with the respect, dignity, and compassion that every person deserves. We travel to our client’s homes to provide services that allow seniors and disabled individuals to live independently and comfortably. 

From helping with personal hygiene to performing home safety evaluations to prevent common avoidable accidents, our knowledgable, compassionate and dedicated caregivers strive to give you more security, quality of life, and peace of mind. 

Reach out and let us know how we can help you or your loved one live a healthier, safer, more independent life. One of our specialists will talk you through the process and help you decide what care best suits your needs.

At Southern Caregivers, we understand that bringing someone into your home, or the home of your loved one, is an act of trust. We take that honor seriously, and we have built our dedicated team of caring professionals with that in mind.  Our employees are all required to undergo a rigorous series of screenings, interviews, and background checks before we hire them. Once they’ve passed these initial tests, they are then meticulously trained in the duties and responsibilities required for elder care. 

The people we bring into our team are happy and motivated to provide high-quality care for the elderly, physically impaired, and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. In addition to superior care, we always emphasize the importance of treating each of our clients with the respect, dignity, and compassion that every person deserves. We travel to our client’s homes to provide services that allow seniors and disabled individuals to live independently and comfortably. 

From helping with personal hygiene to performing home safety evaluations to prevent common avoidable accidents, our knowledgable, compassionate and dedicated caregivers strive to give you more security, quality of life, and peace of mind. 

Reach out and let us know how we can help you or your loved one live a healthier, safer, more independent life. One of our specialists will talk you through the process and help you decide what care best suits your needs.