At Select Home Care Portland, we understand the importance of maintaining a sense of independence and dignity for our clients. Our compassionate team of professionals is dedicated to providing personal care services tailored to each individual’s needs.
Our ultimate goal is to provide compassionate, professional care to empower our clients, fostering a sense of autonomy and confidence as they navigate their daily lives.
Dressing and Grooming
Our dressing and grooming services include:
- Selecting appropriate clothing for the day
- Laying out clothes in an easy-to-access manner
- Assisting with buttoning, zipping, or fastening clothing items
- Putting on socks, stockings, or tights
- Slipping into and securing shoes, including tying shoelaces or fastening straps
- Assisting with putting on and adjusting undergarments, including bras and support garments
- Helping with accessories, such as belts, scarves, jewelry, or watches
- Assisting with outerwear, including jackets, coats, hats, and gloves
- Brushing or combing hair
- Applying and styling hair products
- Shaving facial or body hair
- Trimming and shaping facial hair (e.g., beard, mustache)
- Applying makeup or assisting with makeup application
- Performing skincare routines, including cleansing, toning, and moisturizing
- Applying and reapplying sunscreen when necessary
- Brushing and flossing teeth or assisting with oral care
- Clipping, filing, or polishing nails
- Assisting with the application of deodorant, perfume, or cologne
- Ensuring eyeglasses or contact lenses are clean and properly placed
Our bathing services include:
- Our priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients, particularly when it comes to fall prevention. The bathroom is a common area where accidents can occur, which is why our caregivers are diligent in providing the necessary support and assistance during bathing routines.
- To create a safe and comfortable environment, our team members will prepare the bathroom before each bath or shower, as well as have essential items ready. We tailor our assistance to each individual’s preferences and comfort level, allowing them to maintain their dignity and sense of independence.
- For clients who may be bedbound or receiving hospice care, our caregivers are trained in providing sponge or bed baths as needed. We strive to make the experience as comfortable and efficient as possible while ensuring the highest standards of personal hygiene are met.
- We also offer recommendations for various safety features that can be installed in the home, such as grab bars, raised toilet seats, non-slip mats, and shower benches. These modifications can greatly enhance the safety and accessibility of the bathroom.
Memory Care Support
We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with cognitive impairments such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other memory-related conditions.
Key aspects of our memory care support include:
- Engaging Activities: Our caregivers offer stimulating and enjoyable activities such as music, games, puzzles, and reading aloud, creating meaningful moments and promoting cognitive health.
- Emotional Reassurance: We provide a nurturing presence, whether it’s holding a client’s hand or offering a comforting touch, to reassure them that they are valued and well-cared for.
- Positive Redirection: Our caregivers are trained to redirect clients in a warm and gentle manner, ensuring their safety and happiness while encouraging a sense of purpose and motivation.
Our exercise assistance includes:
- Consistent Tracking: Our team members carefully monitor and track each client’s progress, ensuring that prescribed exercises are completed as recommended by healthcare professionals.
- Motivation and Support: We offer encouragement and motivation to help clients overcome barriers and build confidence, empowering them to engage in physical activities without fear or apprehension.
- Holistic Approach to Health: In collaboration with medical professionals, we emphasize the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, and hydration for optimal well-being. Our caregivers support clients in maintaining a balanced lifestyle, incorporating all essential elements of health.
Fall Prevention and Transfer Assistance
Our goal is to minimize the fall risk for our clients. We understand the potential dangers and consequences associated with falls, which is why we invest time and effort in thorough assessments and collaboration with medical professionals.
Our fall prevention approaches include:
- Comprehensive Assessments: We conduct in-depth evaluations and incorporate information from doctors, hospitals, and/or rehabilitation facilities to gain a full understanding of each client’s limitations and needs.
- Skilled Assistance: Our caregivers are experienced in helping clients safely navigate daily tasks, such as transferring from a chair to a walker or moving from the kitchen to the bathroom.
- Specialized Training: Our team members are proficient in using various transfer techniques and devices, including transfer poles, stand and pivot maneuvers, slide boards, Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, and walkers.
Vital Sign Monitoring
Our team is dedicated to providing an extra layer of support for our clients by closely monitoring their vital signs. We act as a valuable extension of their healthcare team, ensuring accurate tracking and communication of essential health information.
Our vital sign monitoring services include:
- Coordination with Healthcare Providers: We serve as a liaison between our clients and their doctors, ensuring accurate and consistent vital sign monitoring and reporting.
- Access to Appropriate Equipment: Our team assists clients in obtaining the necessary equipment for their home, such as electronic blood pressure cuffs, digital thermometers, and oxygen saturation monitors.
- Regular Tracking and Documentation: Our caregivers diligently record vital signs as required, whether daily or at specific intervals, using the appropriate tools for reliable and accurate readings.
In-Home Safety Assessment
During our initial intake process, we prioritize conducting an in-home assessment to fully understand each client’s unique situation and requirements. This allows us to recommend appropriate supportive devices and modifications to enhance safety and overall quality of life.
Our home assessment process includes:
- Personalized Approach: We evaluate each client’s specific needs and living conditions, allowing us to provide tailored recommendations that best suit their individual circumstances.
- Safety and Independence: We want to ensure a safe and comfortable living environment that promotes our clients’ independence and well-being.
- Focus on High-Risk Areas: We pay particular attention to areas of the home where accidents are more likely to occur, such as the bathroom, and provide targeted suggestions to prevent slips and falls.
We understand the challenges faced by family caregivers and the importance of taking breaks to recharge and maintain their own well-being. Our respite support services are designed to offer a reliable solution for families in need of temporary assistance.
Our respite support includes:
- Flexible Assistance: We work with families and senior care facilities to provide the necessary care for your loved one while you take a break or go on vacation.
- Continuity of Care: Our professional caregivers seamlessly step in to maintain the same level of care and support that your loved one is accustomed to, ensuring their comfort and safety.
- Peace of Mind: By entrusting us with your loved one’s care, you can take the time to rest and rejuvenate, knowing that they are in capable and compassionate hands.
Select Home Care Portland is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of personal care services tailored to each client’s unique needs. With a focus on professionalism and compassion, our caregivers are committed to supporting individuals in their daily routines, including dressing, grooming, bathing, exercise assistance, and fall prevention.
We also offer specialized support for clients with cognitive impairments, vital sign monitoring, home safety assessments, and respite support for family caregivers. By fostering a nurturing environment that promotes safety, independence, and well-being, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our clients and provide peace of mind for their loved ones.