Many families face the difficult decision of placing a loved one in the care of others.
While this transition can be challenging, understanding your long-term care options
through the ACHA’s ‘’Senior Dividend Program’’ Can make this decision easier.
According to the National Institute on Aging,
The purpose of long term- care is:
“…to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time.
These services help people live Independently at home as safely as possible when they can no
longer perform everyday activities on their own.”
When you choose ACHA, you’ll find a one-stop resource for your entire home care needs. ACHA knows that quality services influence far more than the physical health but contributes directly to your quality of life. Our ultimate goal to improve industry standards and make Home care services for families and individuals more affordable. If you are unable to qualify and receive waiver services through Medicaid and are forced to pay-out-of pocket for Home care services, you can now apply and receive Dividends back through the ACHA Care-Certificate program Act. We operate within the market system, independently of the State, as a form of mutual aid, oriented toward service rather than pecuniary profit. Contact our Aging Life Care Department Specialist for further program details. (Sliding scale fee’s also apply).
Our caregivers enjoy friendly conversation and companionship when providing care for a fellow senior, as much as, the senior receiving care does. Regular interactions with a kind, friendly caregiver can help lift a senior’s spirits and keep them mentally active and engaged.
Our caregivers can assist with light housekeeping services that include cleaning kitchens, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, taking out the trash and recycling, cleaning interior windows that can be reached without a ladder, organizing closets and drawers, and general tidying around the home.
If you’re only in need of a little help, you and your caregiver can prepare meals as a team, or go to the grocery store together. If you’re in need of more assistance, your caregiver can go to the grocery store and cook meals for you on their own.
Our senior care providers are trained in personal care and daily living assistance, meaning that they provide help with eating and drinking, bathing and showering, toileting, dressing, and mobility assistance. Our caregivers take pride in delivering care in a manner that they themselves would desire from a care provider.
Pets can be extremely important to a senior’s mental, emotional, and physical health. Nevertheless, caring for a pet can become more challenging with age. Our caregivers can help ensure that pets are getting the attention they need to stay healthy and happy; by feeding and grooming pets, and taking dogs on walks.
Our in-home senior care services can include the tackling of simple handyman projects and minor repairs. If a particular service is beyond what our caregiver can handle, they may be able to give some insight on what’s involved and the type of service person to contact.
While fresh air and sunlight can do wonders for a senior’s outlook, too much yard work can become taxing. Our caregivers can assist with mowing, weeding, planting flowers, pruning and other outdoor projects. Seniors can participate to whatever degree they are interested and able.
Adhering to any medication regimen prescribed by their doctor is extremely important for seniors. While our caregivers do not administer medication, they can provide reminders, read labels, and assist in opening packaging for seniors.
Staying on top of correspondence becomes more challenging as we age. Our caregivers can help get cards, letters, and bills in the mail as requested by a senior.
Falls can be very serious for seniors. Our caregivers look for potential tripping hazards and other injury risks when they visit a senior’s home, and can make corrections or recommend that a service provider is contacted.
Getting out to visit with friends, attend events, or keep appointments is great for a senior’s mental, emotional, and physical health. When a senior is unable to make trips on their own, our caregivers can provide transportation to things like doctor visits, beauty salon or barbershop appointments, social functions, family gatherings, etc.
In addition to grocery shopping, our caregivers can run a variety of errands including dropping off mail at the post office, getting prescriptions and other necessities at the pharmacy, picking up dry cleaning, shopping for pet food, and more. You’re always welcome to ride along if you’d enjoy an easy, enjoyable trip around town!
If you are wanting to get out and about for any reason, our caregivers can provide transportation to and from a destination. We can take a trip to a park, catch a movie, enjoy a concert, or even just go on a nice, casual cruise around town.
Caring for a loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be very challenging and can result in burnout of even the most devoted family member over time. Our caregivers are trained in how to recognize the different stages of these conditions, manage difficult behaviors, and keep family members and healthcare providers up to date on the senior’s condition.
For family members who live a long distance from their loved one and are unable to visit them often, our caregivers can connect with them on a regular basis to provide updates on a senior’s physical health, cognitive condition, and overall wellness.
Caring for a senior family member is very rewarding, but it can also be mentally and emotionally draining. Taking time away to “recharge” periodically is one of the best things family members can do for their relationship with a senior. Our caregivers can provide intermittent or ongoing respite care, for an afternoon, evening, or for overnight stays.
Our in-home senior care services are available every day of the week, and every hour in the day, even overnight. That includes 24-hour care if needed.
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“I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for coming through on our discharge today, as always. I want you to know that what you do does not go unnoticed. I know that I can rely on you in a pinch with discharges who need extra services or attention. You have certainly gone above and beyond for the referrals I have sent, and I really do appreciate knowing that our patients are in good hands once I pass them off.
I know it’s not often that families are seeking private services, but I want you to know that out of the few cases I have had, you have gotten most of them because you have been so easy to work with, and I can trust you. I know the patients appreciate that too, so thank you for being the BEST! Have a great rest of the week, and I will definitely keep you in mind for future referrals.”
Monica L. Sesskin, BSW Director of Social Services
Beverly Manor Nursing Enterprises, Inc.