Chronic health conditions, unique needs and specific locations require specialized care services delivered by well-trained caregivers. These individual circumstances can require the administration of specifically prescribed medications and home care treatment regimens that can be challenging to administer, manage and track for the inexperienced caregiver. Many aging adults as well as younger individuals have difficulty managing these tasks themselves and family members want to know that a reliable care team has a handle on these tasks. Our care team members have the experience necessary to assist patients with chronic medical conditions, developmental disabilities or special care needs. They can help maintain a safe home environment while providing the additional help that your loved one may require, such as light housekeeping, personal care or running errands that allow them to remain independent in their own homes.
Managing family caregiver burnout through respite care is an important component of caring for individuals with chronic ilnesses or debilitating health conditions. Our in-home caregivers can step in to give you a much needed break. Our care coordinators update your loved one’s customized care plan based upon physical, social and emotional changes and as health conditions. These challenges dictate how our caregivers can deliver the right amount and intensity of care while being sensitive to overall quality of life.
Homewatch Caregivers serving the Greater Detroit area specializes in home care for seniors and people of all ages with special care needs or chronic health conditions. Our care team and caregivers, achieve best class skills through on-going training and education process. Specific curricula has been developed for our caregivers for each chronic medical condition or health issues they may encounter, including diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, ALS, MS, developmental disabilities, chronic heart and lung disease, to ensure that we can provide care that addresses the particular needs of these client. Our Homewatch CareGivers University has over 700 specific modules of education materials for our caregivers to reference.
We are your long term partners in care working to help to ease the stress and anxiety caused by the unpredictable changes to your loved one diagnosed with a chronic health condition or disability. Our specialty care services help maintain a safe home environment and provide the extra help needed with errands, cooking, cleaning and other daily tasks that allow you or your loved one to live as independently as possible.
When ambulation becomes difficult, we can properly and safely transfer our clients from bed to bathroom to living areas using whatever equipment is needed.
We are your long term partners in care working to help to ease the stress and anxiety caused by the unpredictable changes to your loved one diagnosed with a chronic health condition or disability. Our specialty care services help maintain a safe home environment and provide the extra help needed with errands, cooking, cleaning and other daily tasks that allow you or your loved one to live as independently as possible. When ambulation becomes difficult, we can properly and safely transfer our clients from bed to bathroom to living areas using whatever equipment is needed.
Free Senior Care Resource – Let’s Talk Guide
Working through difficult discussions about helping your loved one age comfortably with ease can be challenging. Let’s Talk is filled with tips to help you talk to your loved one about what they want as they age. From adult child to caring friend or guardian, no matter what your role and relationship maybe, you will find information relevant to your situation.
Following is an overview of the specialty services we offer.
Home Care for Diabetes Patients
Living with Diabetes can be a challenge; especially for the elderly! For someone living with diabetes, even small daily changes can make a big impact on future health and wellbeing. At Homewatch, our professionally trained caregivers enable your loved one to live healthier by supporting lifestyle choices that help manage their diabetes and give them more time to enjoy with family. A vital service for those living with diabetes is healthy meal planning and preparation, exercise and medication management to promote overall health. Our caregivers will take your loved one to the grocery store and encourage healthy choices within their prescribed diet plan, taking into consideration their tastes and preferences. Our professionally developed Homewatch CareGivers University training equips our caregivers with the tools they need to report changes in foot appearance so we can share this with the medical professionals treating your loved one.
Home Care for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. The cause is unknown at this time. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors and changes in speech and gait. About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease usually begins when a person is in his/her 60′s; although can strike in a person’s 20s.
We can help specifically by assistance with the use of new ambulation or transfer devices as warranted, encouragement with prescribed exercise for muscular strengthening and development, and by easing burdens often left to family. Our caregivers assist such things as errands, housekeeping, transportation to and from appointments, and even personal grooming assistance like bathing. Our caregivers have specialized training to help if your loved one experiences cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease.
Home Care for Victims of Stroke
In 2012, there were 42,989 hospital admissions for stroke in Michigan. Families impacted by a loved one suffering a stroke can be dramatic to say the least. We understand this fact very well. At Homewatch, our compassionate, reliable, experienced and affordable in-home caregivers understand the post-stroke recovery process! Recovering and living with a stroke places a high degree of emotional, mental and physical stress not only for the survivor but also on family members. Our caregivers are dedicated to proving assistance and inspiration throughout the day by doing the following:
- activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and toileting
- overseeing the home exercise program prescribed by your doctor and rehabilitation team
- movement assistance and transfers
- transportation support such as running errands, visiting family and friends, or taking you to the doctor’s office
Specialized Home Care for ALS Patients (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
In Michigan, about 5 out of every 100,000 people are diagnosed yearly with ALS. ALS usually affects people after 50 years of age. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig Disease leads to muscle weakening and affects the clients ability to control voluntary movements of the muscles including those that control breathing.
Patients dealing with ALS experience a progressive loss of ability in their independent which challenges completing activities of daily living. Homewatch caregivers understand through special training how to best care for someone living with ALS.
Our caregivers can assist with mobility and transfers which is key to a sense of independence. We also assist in the planning and preparation of special diets to support good nutrition. A key focus is placed on offering emotional support allowing the client enough time to communicate, always being sensitive to the preservation of the clients’ dignity.
Home Care for Heart Disease Patients
Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation
Homewatch provides expert care for those living with heart disease through our personalized care plans that supports your loved one’s commitment to their new, healthy lifestyle. Specific services include lite housekeeping, assistance with activities of daily living and assistance with grocery shopping and meal preparation to promote a heart healthy diet. We can recommend Remote Care Technology devices that monitor important health measure such as weight, blood pressure and oxygen levels, personal grooming assistance, housekeeping, errands, and transportation to and from appointments. With a caregiver keeping an eye on your loved one day-to-day and trained to report changes, we can help to reduce unnecessary visits to the hospital.
Home Care for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease or COPD
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects 24 million people in the U.S., or 6 percent of the population. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Caring for a loved one suffering from COPD who is often short of breath and anxious can be taxing, overwhelming, and sometimes even scary.
Our expert and companionate caregivers help keep an eye on your loved one day-to-day and are trained to report any important changes, provide assistance adjusting to a new lifestyle with an oxygen tank, facilitate ease of social outings and daily errands which can alleviate family caregiver burnout.
Specialized Home Care for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Nearly 2.5 Million people worldwide are affected by Multiple Sclerosis! MS is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your central nervous system my mistake. This attack damages myelin, the coating that protects nerve fibers in the brain spinal cord and eyes.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, frequently progressive disease of the central nervous system. Homewatch’s care giving team supports the patient and family dealing with the challenges brought on by this disease. You are not along any more as Homewatch can provide everything from a simple shower bath to 24 hour care.
Experienced In-Home Caregivers for Cancer Patients
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Michigan. As estimated 55,660 people in Michigan were diagnosed with Cancer during 2010. Both the newly diagnosed and the long-time cancer survivor will find that our proficient caregivers can provide invaluable assistance. We understand the challenge of battling cancer and we are here to support you along the way. Our caregivers can accompany you to Doctor appointments, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and provide companionship during this challenging time.
The Art of Jewish Caregiving
Homewatch Caregivers understands that to provide a quality, respectful and meaningful service to Jewish families and their loved one, we must first understand the traditions, rituals, culture, dietary needs and religion that they encompass. Our staff and caregivers complete classes on the “Art of Jewish Caregiving.” Being able to provide an educated caregiver and staff allows Homewatch to truly enhance the healing and caregiving experience we provide. Our relationship with Jewish Family Service assist us provide the best in home care for Jewish families in need of a little extra help.
Specialty Home Care in Assisted Living Communities
In 2013, there were 360 Assisted Living Communities in the Greater Detroit Metro Area and Suburbs. Many elderly people call these wonderful senior living communities home. Homewatch works with both the families and Assisted Living Community’s staff to provide residents with extra care as needed.
Providing Specialty Home Care Services at Independent Living Communities
In 2013, there were 101 Independent Living Communities in the Greater Detroit Metro Area and Suburbs. Some seniors choose to call these wonderful senior living communities home as they age. Homewatch works with both the families and Independent Living Community’s staff to provide residents care just as if they were at home.
Specialty In-Home Child Care
Most people think of home care services strictly for the elderly. When in fact millions of children per year have their life drastically altered and challenged with such illnesses and live occurrences as Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, Cystic Fibrosis, Cytomegalovirus, Leukemia, Rheumatic Fever and Birth Defects resulting in intellectual and development disabilities. Homewatch has caregivers who love and have a passion for caring for children.
A Specialty Service To Help You Navigate a Complex Health Care System
Homewatch Caregivers keenly understands how complex and challenging navigating the health care system can be. Many times when you are trying to coordinate the care for your loved one it becomes stressful, confusing and demoralizing!!! Let Homewatch guide you through the maze!
Specialized Care for Mothers and Infants
The excitement and joy of bring a newborn home can also be filled with sleepless night, new stresses and challenges; especially if the infant has some health problems. Homewatch has caregivers and nannies who can help alleviate these new exciting and yet scary challenges. We have special programs and packages that can be a wonderful gift from grandparents and husbands to make the transition home easier.
Quality Specialty Home Care Services for People of All Ages
Homewatch CareGivers offers in-home specialty health care services for people of all ages throughout The Greater Detroit Metro area and suburbs including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. We provide our care and services to the residents of Plymouth, Livonia, Canton, Novi, Milford, Farmington, Commerce Twp., Bloomfield, Southfield, Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester Hills, Clinton Twp. Shelby, Warren, the Grosse Points, Dearborn, Allen Park, Trenton to name a few.
As part of the Homewatch CareGivers nationwide family with over 30 years of experience, we are supported with the resources of one of America’s largest and most trusted home care service organizations.