Family members who are caring for elderly loved ones face a variety of issues. Here are some of the most important considerations and how we can help address those:
We take extra measures to match the most appropriate caregiver to the client, based not only on skill level but personality. Our compassionate caregivers are highly trained professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of community resources. They take time to get to know the person requiring care and all family members who are involved. They establish warm and sensitive working relationships and strive to ensure the same kind of compassionate care and companionship, with utmost dignity, that family members would provide.
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According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, accidental falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among Americans aged 65 and older. Our care managers conduct a safety checklist to promote and ensure a safer living environment. Some of our recommendations include keeping indoor and outdoor pathways safe, reviewing our client's medication intake and condition, adding safety features, and reviewing floor and stairway surfaces. Below are a few resources to consider when assessing your home:
Medication management has become a widespread problem among the elderly, but our nurses are trained to monitor client medication. We work with families to tailor every need and assess a care plan to manage any medication. Our nurses have knowledge in medication interaction and monitor the effectiveness of treatment, report adverse reactions, and instruct patients about their medication. Our nurses communicate with doctors or physicians if special treatment is needed. Something as simple as medication reminders, tracking and compliance, and attentive supervision by a nurse can literally extend a person's life.
A senior companion is someone who will keep you company, help you live an independent lifestyle, and become a friend. Our primary goal is to help individuals maintain a safe and familiar lifestyle in the comfort of their own home. Our companions are always looking for new ways to assist seniors, including going for walks, participating in hobbies, playing board games, help with gardening, or sharing stories. Through our skilled and compassionate staff, we provide quality services and carefully matched companions. We match clients with companions that share the same interest - music, politics, traveling, cultural background, etc.
Caregivers, who differ from companions, provide non-medical, personal services to clients. These services include assistance with bathing, grooming, housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, laundry, and respite care. We promote the independence and dignity of our clients. Let us provide you with personalized services and a schedule tailored to fit your needs.
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Haven HealthCare5292 South College Drive, Suite 304Murray, UT 84123Phone: (801) 676-6000Fax: (801) 676-6001UT TDD/TTY# (800) 346-4128
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Haven HealthCare is a full-service home health care agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to families throughout the Salt Lake Utah area. Our service area includes Salt Lake City as well as Ogden, Provo and surrounding cities. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, post-hospital rehabilitation, extended care, wound care, home health aides, medical social workers, medication management, and hospice care. Home caregivers and personal care assistants provide help with activities of daily living, senior and eldercare, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, transportation and companionship. We are an affiliate of Kindred at Home.