Personal Care Services

The word Amana means “faithfulness, loyalty, constancy, devotion, integrity, trust.” It also means “support, confirmation; a guardian.” At AmanaCare, our goal is to confirm the inherent value of our clients and to support them through their unique circumstances. By providing constant, reliable care tailored to each person, we seek to be the guardian that they and their loved ones can trust. Every person is a unique gift from God, and therefore care is not one-size-fits-all. We craft our care plans to assist with your specific needs, the way you want them done. We set your care plan according to family needs and help you remain an active member of your family and community.

Remaining in your own home as you age or recover can be made easier through professional personal care assistance. AmanaCare In-Home Assistance provides customized support that aids with daily activities, preserving dignity and maximizing quality of life.

What are Personal Care Services?

Personal care involves assistance from an experienced caregiver with essential daily tasks known as activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes:

  • bathing, 
  • dressing, 
  • grooming, 
  • feeding, 
  • toileting/incontinence care, 
  • transferring and walking/moving between locations.

The goal is to complement a person’s existing abilities, not replace them. 

An empowering approach allows seniors and others to maintain independence even if needing help to bathe, dress or get around comfortably.

Compassionate support from AmanaCare allows you or your loved one to remain at home rather than move to a facility. Enjoy confidence and comfort with grooming, hygiene, medications and nutritious meals. Reduce risk of infections and falls. 

Our caregivers become trusted partners, providing respectful care based on our client’s preferences. 

Renew and refresh with respite care for family caregivers.  In-home assistance allows family caregivers to take a break. AmanaCare provides in-home respite care – whether for a few hours or a week-long vacation. 

This protects relatives and friends from fatigue. Safety is ensured and household tasks continue as usual.

Our priority is tailoring services to each client while encouraging independence. Even maximum care can provide dignity when respecting the client’s personal choices. With AmanaCare’s compassionate support, maintain the lifestyle you desire.

Benefits of Professional In-Home Personal Care

Selecting AmanaCare’s in-home personal care services offers clients and families many advantages:

  1. Improved Safety – Prevent falls/injuries with supervised transfers and walking. Medication and nutrition management also safeguard wellness. Home modifications and mobility equipment add security.
  2. Social Interaction – Caregivers provide valued companionship, activity partner and listening ear. Combatting isolation and supporting hobbies aids mental health.
  3. Family Respite – Give relatives a break knowing quality care continues. Protect all generations by regularly scheduling rest periods and getaway vacations.
  4. Preserved Dignity – Respectful, discreet assistance helps keep seniors happy, fresh, and feeling good.
  5. Customized Care – We assess each client’s current care needs and abilities. We also consider their preferences. Once we have gathered the right information, we create and share a customized plan of care.
  6. Reduced Anxiety – Peace of mind helps the whole family’s quality of life.

AmanaCare’s compassionate support empowers those needing help to continue living in their cherished home. Concerns over nutrition, medication compliance or safety risks melt away through responsible care. Our goal is maximizing clients’ independence so they thrive at home.

We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.

Providing Personal Care Services in Lincoln, Kearney, Grand Island, North Platte, Hastings, Omaha, Columbus, Broken Bow, Scottsbluff, Norfolk, and surrounding areas.

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Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Let’s review typical ways our caregivers provide daily help. Personal needs vary, so services are customized. Areas often needing assistance include:

  • Bathing/Grooming – Help may involve washing/drying, shaving, nail care, oral hygiene. Home modifications like grab bars, tub benches or shower chairs can also be installed.
  • Dressing/Undressing – Assistance choosing outfits, putting on clothes, fastening buttons/zippers or changing soiled clothes may be required. Consider slip-on shoes and elastic waists to retain independence.
  • Feeding – Caregivers can prepare meals, ensure adequate nutrition/hydration and help with utensils as required. Adapted plates or cups help as abilities evolve.
  • Toileting/Incontinence – Help getting on/off the toilet may be needed. Incontinence products discretely handle accidents. Scheduling bathroom visits prevents urgency.
  • Mobility/Transfers – Caregivers assist moving between bed, chair, etc using proper techniques to prevent injury. Canes, walkers or wheelchairs aid navigation as strength/balance declines.
  • Medications – Caregivers provide reminders for proper timing, dosage and administration of complex regimens. Pre-filled organizers facilitate independence.

These examples show that even significant personal help can be delivered to enhance dignity and self-reliance. Open communication between provider, client and family is key to providing the best care possible.

Evaluating Care Needs

Determining the level of care needed starts by finding out what our clients can do on their own, and where they may need a little (or a lot of) help. 

  • Can the person bathe, dress, groom independently, or requires partial/total help?
  • What mobility aids (canes, walkers) are they currently using?
  • Is moving between bed, chair, toilet/bath bench safe alone or needs support?
  • Can the person toilet independently , and clean up after an incontinence episode?
  • What nutrition changes (special diets, adapted dinnerware) are needed?
  • Would medication reminders increase compliance/safety?
  • Are home modifications like grab bars, improved lighting needed?
  • Does the person feel steady on stairs or need supervision? Can lifts be installed?
  • What activities (games, outings, hobbies) offer joy and engagement?

Discussions about activities of daily living allow AmanaCare to create a plan of care that meets everyone’s needs. Our team will reevaluate regularly and adjust support as needs evolve to maximize independence.

Sometimes our clients need less help over time. We can also switch to long-term care as needed. The priority is maintaining a safe and happy lifestyle!

At AmanaCare, our goal is to confirm the inherent value of our clients and to support them through their unique circumstances. By providing constant and reliable care tailored to each person.

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How to Choose a Home Care Agency

Choosing an appropriate home care provider ensures your family member receives great care. Keep these considerations in mind when evaluating options:

Specialized Expertise – Seek an agency with extensive experience assisting clients sharing similar diagnoses and care challenges. Are they experienced in caring for clients with dementia or Parkinson’s disease?

Individualized Approach – Each client is unique. Make sure the home care agency doesn’t use a cookie-cutter approach to care. 

Seamless Coordination – Does the home care agency coordinate with other care providers or share information when appropriate? This becomes important as clients’ medical conditions get complicated.

Clear Communication – Ongoing and clear communication between the agency, the family, the care-receiver, and other medical professionals is key.

Compassionate Caregivers– Perhaps most importantly – the demeanor and compassion of those providing daily care greatly impact the client’s experience. Look for genuine warmth, patience and respectfulness when interacting with your loved one.

Assisting Family Caregivers Through Respite

Caring fulltime for a disabled relative can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time.  Getting relief through respite care allows family caregivers to refresh and renew their physical and mental state.

Respite offers planned breaks so family caregivers can focus on self-care to preserve their own health. 

Time away alleviates exhaustion and anxiety accumulated through intensive caregiving. Restored balance and perspective make providing nurture much more viable over the long haul.

AmanaCare gives family caregivers peace of mind to step away whether to take care of business or enjoy a vacation. Caregivers take care of the client and the home by supplying nutritious meals, medication reminders and safety supervision. Clients enjoy one-on-one friendly visits, physical assistance and activity.

Short-term respite care supplies occasional relief – a morning off to relax or an afternoon lunch with a friend. 

Extended respite care enables lengthier getaways like a weekend retreat or 1-2 week holiday. Customized arrangements let family caregivers recharge.

Rely on AmanaCare for trusted respite care options so you can sustainably support your loved one long-term. Protect your own health and avoid resentment over duty-bound sacrifices. Stay energized and available thanks to planned respite intervals. Caregiving fueled by self-care succeeds!

Avoiding Depression Through Connection

Isolation often leads to depression. AmanaCare’s caring support provides vital social contact, and in-home personal care assistance combats depression. Here are some examples of how home care helps seniors and disabled adults have brighter days.

  • Caregivers become trusted friends whose regular visits motivate getting showered and dressed to participate in favored activities. 
  • Assistance with grooming or dressing helps seniors get ready for a grandchild’s recital or dinner with friends. Making personal care easier and less stressful makes socialization more enjoyable for everyone.
  • Daily care also keeps seniors on a schedule that often fades when living alone, lacking motivation. Caregivers gently nudge clients to keep regular routines, benefiting mental and physical health. 
  • Medication reminders, meal assistance and safety supervision contribute to maintaining balance day-to-day.
  • When a caregiver accompanies a senior to family events, family visits, and weddings, older adults are never alone and always have someone to talk to. 
  • Caregivers unfold the paper and chat over coffee to pleasantly begin days. 
  • Afternoons may involve a garden stroll or helping prepare dinner. Cards or board games pass time in the evening.
  • Caregivers also customize activities around personal interests that stimulate and entertain – cooking favorite recipes, sorting magazines or watching favorite shows. 
  • Encouragement to get out and about decreases isolation.
  • Help getting in/out of vehicles makes outings manageable that otherwise would get declined.

Thoughtful support keeps seniors on a schedule, combats loneliness and keeps seniors active with their families, friends, and communities. 

We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Care Services

What specific personal care services do you provide?

We assist clients with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, transfers, toileting and all other daily tasks as required for their optimal health and safety.

Yes, accompaniment to medical visits, religious services, shopping and social engagements provides helpful assistance and companionship.

We advise on suitable mobility aids and can arrange rental/purchase and installation as prescribed. We ensure safety by providing proper usage assistance.

A thorough intake interview assesses current abilities, risks and needs. We then develop and adjust a customized care plan.

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