Richmond, VA Office

Home health care services in Richmond, VA

Special Care Needs

Other than just getting older and requiring additional routine help at home, many adult Americans are afflicted with specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and cancer thus requiring special care suited to their individual situation. Since its start in 1989, Options For Senior America has built a reputation and gained experience to attend to different needs while customizing its services to provide hands on care for individuals with special care needs.

Some of the areas we have become experienced in, accustomed to, and received countless of positive feedback on, include the following special care needs:

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia

The first case Options took back in 1989 was for a couple both afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. We provided continuous care for that couple for a period of 4 years. Since then, one of Options’ specialty care programs has focused on patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementia issues. We have developed a care plan based on continuity of service with the same care giver to provide an environment with a comfort level that is necessary for your loved ones. Today about half of our clients enjoy this program and spare their loved ones the need to be placed in a nursing home. Our live-in signature program is ideal for patients with Alzheimer’s who live alone, and has proved to be the most cost effective plan to provide care around the clock.

Options can help in recommending and implementing changes at your home to render it more Alzheimer’s friendly. In order to ensure a thorough approach, a room-by-room checklist can be very helpful. The following guidelines can be used to prepare the home for an Alzheimer’s patient.

Options For Senior America can help your loved one live independently at home for many years to come! Please contact us today to learn how we can help you.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among Americans. According to The American Heart Association (AHA), 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 39 seconds. Options For Senior America has partnered with AHA on several occasions to contribute to the fight against the disease.

Options has cared for hundreds of patients with heart disease and has developed an extensive experience in providing adequate home care. It has developed extensive experience in providing adequate home care with patients afflicted with this disease. Through its roster of care providers, Options will identify the most suitable care provider to care for your loved one in the comfort of your home. This program includes the implementation of a healthy diet, monitoring and administration of medication, and helping with the activities of daily living. As one of our care recipients puts it: “It is rare that I receive service that is so superior that I simply must share my great satisfaction.”

For a better understanding of different aspects of heart disease, symptoms, treatments, prevention, and care, view this article published by WebMD.

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Diabetes

Living with diabetes, while it can be effectively managed, can be tough at times. Every day is a new hurdle with unique challenges that you must overcome. Options For Senior America can help your loved one manage the disease through coordination of a healthy meal plan, encouraging and implementing an exercise schedule, weight watching, and medication reminders and administration.

The benefits of being active are numerous and specially for someone with diabetes. Here are the top 10 benefits of being active put out by the American Diabetes Association.

Options has a range of properly trained personnel (RNs, LPNs and CNAs) who are available to monitor sugar levels, and give insulin injections whenever necessary.

Options has partnered with the American Diabetes Association in attending to the needs of diabetic individuals and contributing financially to the Association in its efforts to fight this disease.

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Stroke and Related Illnesses

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, about 795,000 people suffer a stroke.

During stroke recovery, the impact on the family can be monumental. The recovery process can be frustrating and exhausting. Your loved one may be forced into the unfamiliar position of being dependent on others for the most personal of tasks such as dressing, eating, bathing and toileting. Families are often faced with the immediate need to find someone who can help their loved ones while adjusting to this new reality. This is where Options For Senior America and its trained team of care providers come in handy and readily available to provide the personal care families are looking for.

Since its inception in 1989, Options has provided personal care to thousands of patients and introduced a level of comfort rarely found in the most luxurious facilities. Kinder Alternatives for Senior Adults has always been one of our mottos and we are proud to say that after 28 years this still is at the cornerstone of our care philosophy. As one of our care recipient put it: “Being handicapped by illness is very difficult, but knowing that Kimberly (Options Care Coordinator) is there for me is a blessing. I heartily endorse her in every way.”

For a list of suggestions on how to modify your home after a stroke, visit the Stroke Center.

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Arthritis and Its Different Forms

Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, affects about 27 million Americans. OA symptoms usually include pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. OA can make daily activities more difficult thus leading to frustration, weariness and depression.

However, in most cases, people with osteoarthritis can lead full, active lives by properly managing the condition.

Options For Senior America can help alleviate some of the pressures of daily living by offering a range of services such to enhance the quality of life for those afflicted with this disease. Such services include light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and encouraging and assisting in exercising and physical activities.

Here are 51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints published by the Arthritis Foundation.

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Cancer Recovery

Cancer can be devastating news to the person diagnosed with it as well to their family. This disease which claims the lives of over 560,000 yearly ranks the 2nd highest cause of death in the country. Currently 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is due to cancer. We at Options For Senior America receive countless requests to provide care for cancer patients on a regular basis. Our cancer care and support program helps the patient adjust to a new reality while maintaining a level of independence in the comfort of their own home.

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Hospice Care and Support

Options For Senior America supplements Hospice Care by providing continuous humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Options has many care providers experienced in providing end-of-life care for people in the comfort of their own homes. One of our clients put it best by writing: “We are very grateful that your services allowed our father to fulfill his final wish – to die peacefully in his own home. Without Options, his final days might have been upsetting and frightening.”

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease does not just affect the person living with it – it affects the entire family.

If you are the child, parent, grandparent, relative or caregiver to a person with Parkinson’s, you are familiar with how challenging this disease can be. Your responsibilities may include helping a loved one with daily activities, managing medications and providing personal care including transferring and toileting. Since 1989, Options For Senior America has been providing care for many patients with Parkison's disease. Many of our care providers have the skills set and the experience to attend to the personal needs of an individual with Parkinson's.

For a better understanding of the partnership between people with PD and their care providers, here are Tips for People with PD and Their Care Partners.

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