COMPANIONSHIP & CARE SERVICES
Conversation and Companionship
Ameristars are available to provide clients company and engage in conversation or to sit down and share a meal together. Sometimes, all that is needed is a friendly face and someone to help pass the day through conversation, reading aloud, playing card games … or just making sure the TV is on the right channel. We will supply a caregiver whose presence can make a long lonely day into an enjoyable respite. Social contact such as this is proven to enhance the health, happiness and quality of life of seniors.
These services can be done in either the client’s home or the Laundromat and include washing, drying, ironing and putting things away. Ameristars involve clients to make sure laundry is done according to their preferences.
Often, a pleasant environment is key to how the patient feels. Ameristars can help to ensure the living area is dusted, swept, vacuumed and generally neat. Ameristars light housekeeping services also include mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms (sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets), cleaning kitchens (sinks, appliances, counters, taking out trash), straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers. Ameristars does not provide outdoor cleaning or maintenance.
Meal Preparation and Special Diet
We make certain seniors get the proper nutrition to maintain good health and control medical conditions. Our caregiver can prepare hot, delicious, and nutritious meals, allowing clients to help with preparation according to their ability.
Ameristars helps make certain that seniors and other clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. We ensure clients eat a well-balanced diet that provides the energy needed for active living and nutrients for disease prevention, healing and healthful living.
Errands and Shopping
Getting out of the house can, of course, be very therapeutic. If the patient is capable, our caregiver can provide the needed support for small outings. If the patient is not able to leave the home, the caregiver will assume the responsibility for performing these services as necessary.
Ameristars can shop for groceries at stores of their clients’ preference and run errands, such as picking up prescriptions or going to the post office. Clients may choose to stay home or help with the shopping and errands as an excellent way to stay active and engaged. Ameristars will use any coupons provided.
Mail assistance and organization
Ameristars can separate junk mail from important mail and let seniors know when bills are due.
Ameristars provides transportation incidental to other care services, such as taking clients to medical appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever else a client wants to go. Getting seniors out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit—and an integral part of Ameristars Interactive Care program.
Although Ameristars cannot administer medications, they can help ensure that clients take their own medication as prescribed. Ameristars Best Care Inc. can assist with opening medication containers, reading labels and reminding the client when it is time to take a dose.
Ameristars will make sure that all medical appointments are kept by assisting with the appropriate transportation. Then they will make themselves available to the doctor if there are any changes in the patient’s condition that will have an impact on the care to be given.
In-home safety devices
Monitor seniors’ safety when they are home alone and enable them to quickly summon help with the push of a button in an emergency
Periodic review and communication with family members
Ameristars will provide updates on your loved one, answer any concerns or redefine services as needed.
Provide relief to family members who are assisting with the care of their loved ones — this allows time to run errands, go shopping or get much-needed rest. For example, Ameristars can help out for a week while you spend some quality time on vacation with your family or we can provide non-medical home care services until the patient recovers or no longer needs care.
Others per request
If your parent or loved one has needs that go beyond those of normal non-medical home care, simply call and discuss them with us. Often we can provide a caregiver with knowledge and experience in the special area you need.