Our Disease and Condition Management

Our Disease and Condition Management

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Fighting the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Fighting the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease:

  • Patient Supervision to prevent wandering
  • Medication reminders to prevent over (or under) utilization of prescribed medications
  • Toileting reminder to eliminate potential accidents
  • Incontinence care to prevent skin problems and urinary tract infection
  • Meal preparation…to maintain nutrition & prevent kitchen accidents
  • Transportation to errands and medical appointments
  • Social Stimulation to combat loneliness/depression
  • Respite for family members

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Minimizing the Effects of Arthritis

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Minimizing the Effects of Arthritis:

  • Compliance with physical therapy and exercise activities
  • Assistance with painful tasks (driving, bathing, dressing, housekeeping)
  • Applying ice packs or heating pads to relieve localized pain
  • Apply proper transferring techniques to prevent further joint damage
  • Meal preparation and diet modification to prevent weight gain (which stresses joints)
  • Encouraging bed rest when appropriate to reduce pain and joint inflammation
  • Frequent repositioning to reduce pain and stiffness

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Living with Cancer

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Living with Cancer:

  • Post chemotherapy/radiation therapy support and assistance
  • Meal preparation and nutrition encouragement to increase energy levels
  • Social support and activities to divert negative feelings
  • Relaxation and breathing exercises to reduce stress levels
  • Verbal communication and emotional support
  • Assistance with exercise regimen to reduce depression & anxiety while increasing energy
  • Management of Daily Activities at onset of fatigue to best conserve energy

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Controlling Your Diabetes

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Controlling Your Diabetes:

  • Preparation of diabetic-friendly meals
  • Monitoring condition of the skin and lower extremities to prevent skin breakdown, ulcers and related injuries
  • Ensure proper oral hygiene to prevent gum disease common to diabetics

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Controlling Your Heart Disease

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Controlling Your Heart Disease:

  • Increase patient compliance with dietary and/or lifestyle changes
  • Supervise prescribed exercise/physical therapy activities
  • Ensure proper supervision and act in the event of an emergency.

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Managing Multiple Sclerosis

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Managing Multiple Sclerosis:

  • General assistance and ADL support during an exacerbation period
  • Mobility assistance
  • Shower and toilet assistance
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Light housekeeping
  • Dressing assistance
  • Meal preparation during exacerbations
  • Social stimulation to combat depression
  • Transferring assistance to/from the bed, wheelchair, toilet, sofa or armchair

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Living with Osteoporosis

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Living with Osteoporosis:

  • Gait supervision and assistance to prevent falls resulting in possible fractures
  • Assistance with weight-bearing exercises to increase bone mineral density and maintain proper body alignment
  • Social support and activities to divert their attention

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Fighting the Effects of Parkinson’s disease

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Fighting the Effects of Parkinson’s disease:

  • Gait supervision to prevent fails
  • Light housekeeping to remove potentially dangerous obstacles
  • Assistance with feeding during tremor episodes
  • Specialized meal preparation (i.e. Puree) when swallowing is difficult
  • Offering fluids for thirst relief caused by Parkinson’s medications
  • Assistance with bathing, transferring into tub/shower
  • Social stimulation to combat depression

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Minimizing the Effects of Stroke

Here at Visiting Angels we develop a specialized plan of care specific to each of our client’s. Here are some of the specific ways that we can help you in Minimizing the Effects of Stroke:

  • Transfer assist for patients with paralysis
  • Emotional support for labile patients
  • Support with feeding s for clients with difficulty swallowing
  • Mobility assistance/supervision to prevent falls
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as bathing, dressing, grooming
  • Supervision & assistance with physical/occupational therapy exercises or assignments

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Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.