The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring.

Posted on March 22, 2013

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Our in-home care teams ensure that the great care is  delivered to each and every individual.

The BrightStar care team is America’s choice for in-home care. professional, reliable & caring.

If you are considering in-home care it helps to have an understanding of what types of services are available.  In most States, and this is true in Texas, the services are broken down by tasks that can only be done by people who have met specific education requirements.  Caregivers with no certifications, Home Health Aids (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Registered Nurses (RN), Physical and Occupational Therapists all have tasks that they are allowed to do.

The services can be separated into categories: elder home care that requires no physical contact can be done by caregivers with no certifications, personal care services that require hands-on care like bathing and help with walking require a HHA or CNA and, finally skilled nursing services require an LVN or RN.  When you call us we will spend some time with you to determine where the services you need will fall within these categories so we can provide you with the appropriate care.

BrightStar in Houston can provide:

Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene

BrightStar Houston help clients look and feel their best. These services enhance clients’ mental as well as physical well-being, helping them feel positive about their appearance. Bathing not only cleanses the skin, but goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation and stimulate circulation.

Mobility Assistance

BrightStar caregivers assist clients as needed with mobility to help them maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. Being able to get out and about offers both physical and mental health benefits to seniors. Physical health benefits of activity include increased stamina and energy, a strengthened heart, lower blood pressure and improved digestion and sleep. In addition, activity improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.

Transferring and Positioning

Our caregivers are trained to move and place clients in correct posture position to promote health and safety and proper functioning of the body’s many systems. Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reduce weakening and stiffening of muscles, and encourage proper breathing, digestion and elimination.

Toileting and Incontinence Care

We compassionately and sensitively care for seniors and other adults, helping them maintain dignity and self-esteem as they receive help with the activities of daily living. Through this caring approach BrightStar Houston help to lessen clients’ embarrassment associated with the loss of independence related to incontinence and need for toileting assistance.

Feeding and Special Diet

For a number of reasons, adults may need help feeding themselves. This loss of independence can be difficult to accept. BrightStar Houston understand this and make the extra effort to turn mealtime into an enjoyable social time.

In addition, BrightStar Houston help make certain that seniors and other clients stay on prescribed diets to prevent or control a wide variety of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. And in general BrightStar Houston enable clients to eat a well balanced diet that provides the energy needed for active living and nutrients for disease prevention, healing and healthful living.

Specialized Care Services

Dementia Care

Many of the BrightStar Houston offices provide elder care for clients that are experiencing symptoms of dementia.  Some clients may experience momentary confusion or lapses in memory, but others are dealing with advanced stages of dementia conditions.  For those that provide this specialized care, specially trained BrightStar Houston will provide activities that can improve a person’s quality of life such as music and other activities to stimulate the senses.

End-of-Life Care

Our compassionate BrightStar Houston come to the aid of individuals who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We help them and their families with emotional and moral support as well as helping out around the home and providing personal and companionship senior care—whatever is needed.

BrightStar Houston can support the family directly or work in partnership with a hospice agency or medical provider to fully meet the family’s needs.

Our ultimate goal is to help families make the most of their time together, helping to lighten the burden at a very difficult time. Through respite care, we give family caregivers needed rest.

And we can continue to help after a loved one’s passing. Our BrightStar Houston  help families deal with the grief and assist with tasks such as organizing personal items and moving belongings—or just being there to listen if family members need to talk.

Veterans Care Programs

Veterans or surviving spouses of veterans in need of in-home care may qualify for benefits through the Veterans Administration. BrightStar Houston is proud to serve those who have served our nation. We assist veterans and their spouses in the application process and provide in-home senior care services for approved participants in VA programs.  See Monetary assistance with in-home care for veteransVA benefits for veterans over 65: Basic PensionVA benefits for veterans over the age of 65: Housebound Pension and Aid and Attendance Pension

Skilled Care

Source: http://www.brightstarcare.com/downtown-houston/?p=1371

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