Caregiving Services are the Foundation of this Company.
We have developed new services such as free housing referral and senior monitoring technology to further help the elderly population of Seattle, Bellevue, and the surrounding King County area; but personal caregiving has always been our primary focus. Providing an improved quality of life through face-to-face interaction and hands-on assistance is what inspired the creation of Northwest Senior Care nearly a decade ago. That passion has only grown stronger through the years, enabling us to create a specialized service all its own.
Should you or your loved one require 24 hour live-in care, a weekly companionship visit, or anything in between; we guarantee that your caregiving experience will be uniquely tailored to your specific needs. Our main focus is what so many other care agencies forget to take into account; that no two people are the same. Each senior has individual needs. These needs should be met by developing a plan of care unique to each senior, followed by their meticulous pairing with a caregiver that has both a compatible personality as well as training best suited for the requirements of the senior. But in order start that process it is important to first know the basic home care services that Northwest Senior Care offers.
Personal care services include a number of activities that mainly include hands-on assistance. Often times these tasks are the responsibility of friends and family, which can be very embarrassing and even degrading for the senior. Having a professional help with them is the seniors preference more often than not. These activities vary in their degree and scope of practice, but some examples are as follows:
- Position Transfers
- Toileting/Continence Care
- Medication Reminders
- Skin Care
- Much More…
Companionship care services keep the senior engaged and stimulated mentally. These activities are some of the most enjoyed by our caregiving staff since they get to know the senior, hear stories about their past, and bond through activities. Some (but definitely not all) of companionship activities our caregivers provide are:
- Engage in Conversation
- Read with the Senior
- Play Games (board games, card games, etc.)
- Take Walks
- Escort to Movies or Plays
- Facilitate Visiting Friends and Relatives
- Clip Coupons for Shopping
- Assist with Writing Letters or Emails
- Much More…
Home Support Services
Home support services are the daily tasks around the house that were once performed by the senior but now require assistance. Instead of visits with mom or dad entailing cleaning up, shopping for groceries, and ensuring the general maintenance of the house, that time could be used for valuable companionship and relaxation. Using our caregivers for home support not only ensures that the home is well kempt and clean, but also safe.
- Planning Meals
- General Cleaning
- Sweeping & Mopping Floors
- Washing Dishes
- Making Beds/Changing Linens
- Plant Care
- Taking out Garbage
- Oversight of Deliveries and Home Maintenance
- Pet Care
- Much More…
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
When dealing with Alzheimer’s there are several strategies proven to help relieve the stresses felt by both the family and the senior dealing with the disease. One of the main techniques proven to help avoid unnecessary confusion is keeping the senior in the home they are familiar with. Maintaining the surroundings they are accustomed to can play an important role in managing the disease.
Call us and ask how trained professionals can provide your loved one with crucial supervision and monitoring, as well as needed mental stimulation through activities proven to slow the progression of the disease. You can also take the time familiarize yourself with the disease by visiting our Alzheimer’s Education & Resource page.