Customized Home Care Plan for Your Senior Loved One From Visiting Angels of Vermont
A care plan is an essential first step in ensuring the best home care assistance for a senior loved one which requires professional support at home.
What is a "home care plan?"
A care plan is a roadmap providing direction for your elderly loved one and the services of caregivers that will be involved with their day-to-day life care at home. It gives clarity, purpose, guidance, and focus on what your loved one can expect from various service providers during their time of need. What elements are a part of a care plan?
How Does a Customized Home Care Plan Work at Visiting Angels of Vermont?
Our free in-home care consultations are designed to determine what type of care your loved one needs. This allows us to tailor a home care plan that best meets your aging loved ones' needs and select a caregiver.
Should You Update Your Home Care Plan and When?
Your home care plan should be revisited periodically to ensure that it is still working for your loved one and the family. Changes in health or family structure can trigger this, and senior home care agencies often encourage families to do so at least annually.
As needs change, it's essential for caregivers and families to regularly review a senior's care plan so that services continue to meet their healthcare needs. A shared calendar with frequent check-ins can help seniors maintain healthy behaviors and provide you peace of mind.
Some events that may call for an update include:
- Change in family's ability to provide care
- Diagnosis of a medical condition (dementia or heart failure)
Health events, such as a heart attack or stroke
Aging-related changes in mobility, eyesight, motor skills, or ability to swallow
- Adding or decreasing care hours
- Changes in your loved one's ability to drive, prepare meals, or complete other household tasks
- Adding, removing, or changing tasks the caregiver will perform
Visiting Angels of Vermont caregiver will monitor for signs—including safety concerns or changes in physical/cognitive conditions to determine if an update is needed. The caregiver will report problems to their supervisor, who will contact you and your family.
Our caregivers can identify and report concerning changes in patients who are living with chronic health conditions, including:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Schedule a Free In-Home Care Consultation
We can schedule a free, no-obligation in-home assessment and discuss your senior loved ones' needs and how Visiting Angels of Vermont can help!