Whatever the circumstances, A Place at Home is there to help. Once a situation or crisis has subsided, many clients decide to take a more proactive approach toward care in order to provide themselves or their loved ones with peace of mind.
A Place at Home was built on providing in home care to seniors that allows them to remain happy and independent in the comfort of their own home. Many types of care can be done within the home, and in most situations, there is not a need to move away from the place they call home in order to receive care. However, everyone’s situation is different and that is why we developed senior-focused services to address varying needs of care.
We offer several levels of in home care services that can be customized to fit a senior’s needs that include companionship, homemaker services, personal care, and medication care. We also offer senior placement services to help find the next place to call home within a senior community; advocacy and care and medication coordination services that can guide and assist with medical providers; as well as staffing services to healthcare companies.
When you have determined that you or a loved one needs care, it’s easy to feel alone or overwhelmed. That’s why we are here. We know the options available. We’ve been through it before. We are the professionals in senior care. Let’s work together to make sure your senior receives the care they need, in the place they need it.
A Place at Home is proud to offer South Portland our senior-focused care services. As a state licensed home care agency, we provide a continuum of services ranging from in-home care and care coordination to senior community placement and staffing.
We take great pride in the South Portland community. You will find us walking at the local Alzheimer’s walks, participating in senior-focused health fairs, helping to organize and facilitate senior health and aging informational seminars, visiting and entertaining at senior communities, and sponsoring various senior-related events.
Senior-focused care is our business and taking our passion for seniors to the community as a whole is just one of the many ways that we can gain awareness for the issues and care that face the elderly and aging population in South Portland.
We believe that aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from the place where you feel safe and comfortable. There are ways to make everyday living easier.
Our in home care options allow seniors to live safe and independent lives in the comfort of their own homes. With passionate caregivers who receive continuous training on healthcare trends, techniques and professional excellence, you can be assured that the care you are receiving is delivered with a high level of professionalism and the same level of compassion that you would expect from a family member. Caregivers are led by our staff RN (Registered Nurse), who is available at all times so that you nor the caregiver are ever alone.
Companions provide assistance to seniors with everyday things such as transportation, hobby maintenance, stimulating mental awareness, errands, mail, help with social media interaction with family, and any other non medical need. Seniors look forward to the visits from their new friends and we find that these relationships established between the companion and senior are mutually satisfying.
Caregivers provide help around the house with such things as dusting, laundry, bed making, meal preparation, and other household chores. Much like the other in-home services, seniors know they can rely on a friendly face to come visit and take care of household tasks. Caregivers receive the same reliable training as the other in home services, and the services can be combined to assure that the senior is being taken care of according to their individual care plan.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) have specialized training for personal and restorative care. They provide assistance with activities of daily living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, grooming and personal care, as well as serving as a reliable senior care companion. This level of care is ideal for seniors who need a higher level of help due to injuries or health that limits them from everyday functions. Seniors still enjoy the company of our caregivers but know that they can rely on them for the things that can make day-to-day living difficult.
Certified Medication Aides (CMAs) administer medications via various routes ensuring seniors are taking their medications according to doctor’s orders. The service is especially beneficial to those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and provides families with the peace of mind that their loved one’s medication is safely and correctly administered.
Personal Care and Medication Administration services are guided by the staff RN. In these roles, the RN performs an initial assessment and creates a care plan for the client. The CNA or CMA is then trained on the specifics for that client to ensure consistent and accurate care. The RN continues to play a role in the client’s care by working with staff regarding the senior’s care and performing 60-day follow up assessments throughout the care of the client.
Our Care Coordination Service is unique in the senior homecare industry.
We understand it can be difficult to coordinate medical appointments and interact with multiple healthcare providers while feeling confident that you are represented to the fullest extent. Oftentimes families and seniors have a good handle on the many aspects of care, but there are times where it would be helpful to have someone in the medical field attend appointments or explain more complicated diagnoses and health care options. That’s why A Place at Home developed our Care Coordination service.
Care Coordination was designed to advocate for you. We can come to your home, physician’s office, pharmacy, or hospital to provide understanding, clarity and recommendations to ensure that you are receiving the highest level of continued health and wellness. This professional suite of services includes healthcare advocacy and navigation, benefit assistance and interpretation, transition assistance, and medication management.
This service can encompass as much or as little help that is needed, including attending doctor’s appointments; coordinating specialists and surgeries; working with families to interpret results and recommendations; reviewing and discussing treatment options; and creating a healthcare portfolio to ensure a senior’s needs are understood and can be incorporated as part of the day-to-day care. With concierge nursing care, our professionals also can review and assist with interpreting insurance and veteran benefits.
After a surgery or release from a hospital or rehabilitation, our professionals assist families with getting back to their daily lives. Performing an assessment of the types of help a senior may need from grab bars, to specialized medical equipment, to needs for daily care and the everyday function of the household, seniors are assured that their return home will incorporate physician’s orders to allow for the highest level of health and wellness.
Numerous medications and administration times can become confusing and cumbersome. Our professionals work with pharmacists to pick up the medications, ensure they are correct, and fill medication sets. The company RN provides set-up visits to ensure seniors receive the correct medication per doctor’s orders and that medications are safely secured.
When it comes time for the next place to call home.
It happens. At some point, you realize it is time to move out of your home. This move can be due to health, finances, or simply because it feels like the right time. Finding the right community that suits your needs can be a confusing and time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be.
A Place at Home’s Senior Living Alternatives program is a free, personalized service that helps seniors and families identify the senior care community that fits their needs–whether it’s independent, assisted, memory, or long term care.
We’ve already done the legwork.
Our Senior Living Advisors are experts when it comes to identifying a senior living community in our service area that works for you. We’ve not only visited and placed our clients in these communities, but many of our Caregivers already provide services at these locations.
With a thorough understanding of the amenities, costs, available care services, activities and layout and design at each community, our Advisors can easily narrow down the options based on your criteria and arrange for private tours so that you can feel empowered to make the right decisions.
Knowing that you or your senior have a trusted advocate makes transitions much easier.
We understand that changes in the healthcare industry have left many health care offices short staffed.
A fully staffed office or community is critical to the overall care of the patients or residents and to the proper functioning of a facility or medical office. A Place at Home offers our CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) and CMAs (Certified Medication Aides) to health care offices and communities who are in need of help. Whether it is long- or short- term, A Place at Home can provide a passionate professional in a professional setting. These services can range from assisting the office nurses and managers to working independently providing various cares to clients including checking vitals, running medication carts, clothing or bedding changes, dementia care, or bathing.
The cost is affordable and actionable and our rates are variable depending on the severity of tasks to perform. Our full service CNA/CMA Staffing service provides you with additional staff and saves costs in multiple areas including:
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