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Importance of Healthy Cooking

Believe it or not, the most frequent complaint that home care companies receive is based on cooking. At Allegiance Home Health, we always provide aides who will cook for your parents, and they will also customize the menu to suit your mother or father’s specific food requirements and preferences. This will ensure that their health is being taken care of, but in a way that is easy for them, without too drastic of a change. 

Customized Menu

Before we begin a care program, our aide will sit down with you and your parent, and discuss things like health requirements and basic essentials. But they will also ask questions relating to food preferences and routines, such as “what do you usually eat for breakfast?” and “what do you like having for lunch?” Favorite foods and taste preferences are also kept in mind so that your loved one receives optimal care, with respect of their desires, and in a way that would help them be comfortable.

Transition

Parents are strong people, and your entire life, your mother and father probably provided and cared for you with all they had. They also cared for themselves, and were mostly independent. After time, age, and their diseases take over, however, they initially fall into your care. It’s hard for them to accept, because they think it should be the other way around. This change is very difficult on aging parents and their self-esteem. But because you are family, they eventually accept it.

There comes a point, however, when you start to feel more like a caregiver than a daughter or son, and any time you spend with your parents becomes about bathing them and feeding them, and you hardly get to spend quality time with them anymore. This is when enlisting the help if a professional and qualified aide becomes absolutely necessary.

Letting a stranger take care of them is probably going to even harder on your parent. This is why we believe in making the transition as easy as possible. The elderly are rather averse to change, and so, we make sure that our aides get to know your parents personally, and everything they do, from cooking to activities is customized to their liking.

We design a menu that is specific to your parent, and we learn to cook the same way they would cook for themselves, or you would cook for them, so that they can enjoy their food without worrying about how everything has changed. It is a small act, but it provides the stability and security they need to adjust to a new caregiver.

Contact Us

At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!

What Is Bonding And Insurance?

When choosing a good aide for your parent, you must look at the company in a holistic manner. Many factors are important besides the care they can provide to your loved ones. You must also educate yourself about more complicated matters, such as insurance and bonding. Too many people forget to hire aides from companies with good insurance plans, and instead, focus on the superficial aspects.

Why is Insurance and Bonding Necessary?

You are entrusting the care of your elderly parents or loved one into the hands of an aide, which will help you to feel a bit more relaxed about the time you spend with them. In your absence, however, anything can happen. Accidents occur every day, and unfortunately, a large percent of accidents involve the elderly who are unable to care for themselves properly. By providing your parents an aide, you are ensuring their safety; but it is just as important to protect their assets by having proper insurance coverage on the aide.

Accidents can happen, and if an aide has an accident in your mother’s home, she could be liable to pay for the medical bills. To protect your loved ones from these unforeseeable and adverse events, you can either deposit a large amount of money into an account as a reserve to cover these potential costs. This is fixed in the form of a bond; and in the event that theft, damage, or other accidents make their way into your lives, you can to turn to that bond to help you recover your losses. Similarly, with insurance, you would put in a claim and the company will help you cover any damages. 

How Does This Help?

Having this proper coverage on the aide allows you to provide an umbrella of protection for your parents, by ensuring both their physical, as well as financial security. The last thing you need is added worry related to your parents’ monetary needs during their time of vulnerability. A reputable home care company, which treats its aides as employees, already has this type of coverage on each of them, saving you that time and headache. By trusting a company with a good insurance and bonding track record, you are not only receiving help for your loved ones, but also your own peace of mind. 

Contact Us

At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.”