IMPROVING DAILY LIFE

A helping hand with daily living tasks can be the difference between a day of frustration and a stress-free day of ease. Knowing your loved one is comfortable and well cared for brings serenity and peace of mind to the entire family. Click the services below to see details.

Bathing & Dressing

Good hygiene and cleanliness are important for infection control and an overall sense of wellbeing. Our caregivers can provide a bed bath, shower, tub bath or just stand-by assistance as needed. Caregivers can also smooth the way with buttons, zippers, shoes, reaching and stretching into clothes or compression stockings

Grooming

Shampoo, hair care, oral hygiene and denture care, routine skin and nail careā€”all these activities are available to our clients.

Toileting

Assistance to and from the bathroom, peritoneal care and incontinence management are part of our everyday tasks, performed with sensitivity and respect.

Meal Preparation

Our caregivers can prepare balanced and nutritious meals for our clients, according to dietary restrictions and personal taste. Finding the right foods can be difficult for many seniors and we strive to bring back the pleasure of a good meal.

Medication Reminders

Our caregivers remind your loved ones that is time to take medication and be sure it is taken as prescribed. Medication reminders can make the difference between independence and institutional living.

Mobility, Transfers & Positioning

Fall risk is reduced by assisting clients with ambulation, transferring to and from the bed or chair, gentle exercising and short walks. We also position and turn limited-mobility and bed-bound patients, and those requiring Hoyer or other types of lifts.

Range of Motion Exercises

Pin Oak caregivers assist our clients with range of motion exercises as outlined by their physical therapist or health care professional.

Transportation & Errands

We can provide transportation services to our clients, including doctor’s appointments, the beauty salon, religious services, etc. We can also run errands such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions or taking the dog to the vet.

Housekeeping

Although our caregivers are trained as home health aides, senior care often includes light housekeeping duties such as changing linens, laundry, straightening, meal preparation, kitchen clean-up after meals, taking out the trash, and more.

Homemaking Services

Our caregivers can assist with routine tasks such as watering the plants, feeding pets, getting the mail, adjusting the thermostat, answering the phone and so on.

Companionship

Companionship should never be underestimated. We all need the human touch, especially the elderly who are prone to depression and loneliness. We may read to your loved one, play games, cards, scrapbook, look through photos, reminisce or whatever provides them with support and meaning. Sometimes, it’s just listening.

Advocacy

We advocate for our clients in all settings. We ensure your senior gets timely, appropriate and sensitive treatment in the home, the hospital, rehabilitation facility or living community. We can ask questions and take notes at the doctor’s office, help reduce waiting times in hospitals or nursing homes or monitor situations where your loved one could be taken advantage of or preyed upon.

Travel

Family reunion? Wedding? Holiday? We are pleased to accompany your loved one for travel within the state, country, or outside the United States.

Tube Feeding

Although our license does not permit us to flush or change feeding tubes (these activities must be performed by a licensed professional), our caregivers are trained in tube feeding.

Empty Drainage Bags

Pin Oak caregivers are trained to empty catheter, ostomy and drainage bags, as well as urinals and bedside commodes.

Hospice Support Care

Our caregivers can provide an extra level of comfort and quality of life in your loved one’s final months, weeks and days. We are trained in hospice care and philosophy. We work in tandem with your hospice provider, coordinating care that is sensitive to the special needs of each family.