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Hospice Support & Respite Care | Assistance for Family Caregivers

If you find yourself caring for an aging loved one, you are not alone! Billie’s Choice is here to assist by providing “respite care” for the family caregiver (i.e., a wife caring for a husband or a daughter/son caring for her/his parents). Constant caregiving can bring considerable stress. Very often, we see that when we give relief with daily routines, allowing the family caregiver(s) more time for themselves, the relationship strengthens. Billie’s Choice can help you by providing:

Caregivers who can help you take a few hours off, without feeling guilty or stressed, while you take care of yourself or other members of your family. Giving yourself a little bit of time away may be just what the doctor ordered and will help you to be a much better family caregiver.

In-home assessments. We routinely perform in-home assessments that result in a customized care plan for your loved ones. You may choose to have us carry out the care plan in whole or in part, or you may simply choose to use the care plan to improve your own ability to care for your loved one.

Access to information and training. We have access to (and offer) a wealth of information, training and resources for caregivers.

Fall-prevention assessments and training. One of the largest sources of injuries among seniors is falling. We can help you assess the risks that your loved one faces and provide education on how to minimize the risk of falling. Also, if you request, we will even conduct a free workshop on fall prevention for your group. Visit the Fall Prevention section to learn more.

Home safety checks. We have extensive experience in the multi-faceted process of ensuring that your loved one’s home is safe, which is vital to maintaining independence for as long as possible.

Support and understanding. We can help you get connected with support groups and individuals in our area that can help YOU, as well as help you care for your loved one.

Hospice care in Lakeville, Minnesota

So if you or your family are in need of some help, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can talk to us about your unique situation, schedule a free in-home assessment, and be well on your way to a happier, healthier life for you and your loved one.

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Alzheimer's and dementia care in Lakeville, Minnesota

If you are a family caregiver looking for assistance with an aging family member suffering from dementia, connect with us. We can answer your questions and help in the home when needed.

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If your loved one is suffering from the effect of Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, you know how difficult it can be to give care 7 days per week.

We Understand Dementia Challenges

While our caregivers offer the same help as regular in-home care, our "dementia caregivers" are knowledgeable about the stages of this illness and frequent problematic behavior.

Care plans are established to concentrate on the likes, dislikes, and personality of the person with dementia, and activities are planned to stimulate one's memory. This could include taking a look at photo albums, listening to songs, working on art projects, or reading.

What We Do:

  • Provide strategies that assist you and your loved-one to communicate better.
  • Assess and help with safety in the home.
  • Help you and your loved-one prepare for, and adjust to, continuing changes and future needs.
  • We provide advice designed to help families better support their loved-ones and manage the stresses and emotions of caring.
  • We are also there to turn to if you have questions and require additional information.

How Home Care Can Assist Through the Different Stages of Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Early Phase

Patients are usually still very independent and need minimal supervision or outside care.

A family member might need assistance with medication management, organization, cash/money management, remembering and keeping appointments, and developing coping strategies to maintain independence. During this phase of Alzheimer's, it is important to make care plans for the future.

Middle Phase

During middle-stage Alzheimer's (typically lasts 2-10 Years), a client requires more care. During this phase, Alzheimer's patients might require help with activities of daily living, like dressing and feeding oneself. They may also need reminders, for example, appropriate clothing for the season. It is important that someone with dementia follow a structured schedule during this phase, this helps with decreasing feelings of anxiety and stress, which is common in dementia.

Late Phase

Throughout late-stage Alzheimer's (normally lasts 1-3 or longer years), a person will require intensive maintenance 24-hours/day. They might display extreme confusion, with regards to past events and current circumstances. At this stage, it's necessary to have a trusting relationship with an in-home care provider. We pride ourselves in caring for customers for many years through each stage.

Post-Surgery Recovery

Post-Operative Home Care is an Excellent Choice

The recovery process can be challenging when a senior has an operation, especially if they live alone or having an aging spouse. Coming home with little or no support can set them at risk for issues like bedsores, falling, lower immune system, infections and lack of sleep.

An excellent way to ensure proper care for a loved-one post-operatively, is by employing post-surgery home care from a reputable service such as Billie's Choice.

Our Caregivers Make Coming Home Easier.

Our in-home care team members are trained to maintain seniors’ health and happiness while they're recovering from an operation. They'll be sure that the post-op patient is always following doctor’s orders to guarantee a favorable outcome.

Billie's Choice Home Care provides ongoing or short-term care for patients in the home.

There are various kinds of post-surgery situations that Billie's Choice Home Care professionals handle regularly, for example:

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Oncology processes
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Billie's Choice Home Care Can Assist With:

  • Ambulation
  • Toileting
  • Bathing
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Errand running
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Laundry
Post-surgery care in Lakeville, Minnesota

If you or an aging loved-one will be requiring surgery shortly, get connected with Billie's Choice Home Care.

Our Post-Operative Home Care services will supply you with a senior in-home caregiver that makes certain the recovery process is easy and comfortable.

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24-Hour Home Care

24 hour care in Lakeville, Minnesota

Care Where Your Loved-One Lives

Our caregivers are frequently requested to help clients in independent living and assisted living facilities.

We provide supplemental in-home care services and safety oversight for an aging parent, no matter where they consider “home”.

Our caregivers are also available for support at a nursing home facility to assure your loved-one has one-on-one 24-hour help.

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Billie’s Choice Home Care provides non-medical, 24/7 home care support for people with cognitive and memory difficulty, end-of-life support, as well as those that possess a wide-range of mobility issues.

Once a client has determined the number of hours needed on a weekly basis, we work with the patient/family to create the best care plan.

Feel secure knowing that help is close at hand.

  • No matter the number of hours your family member needs, we will work with you to provide consistent caregivers.
  • Each client is provided a contact from our agency to help stay in-touch. Our team is always with you.
  • Each client, family member and caregiver has access to our team 24/7 in the event of emergencies.
  • With 24-hour care, two-three caregivers rotate through shifts so you can rest easy knowing that someone is always awake and alert.

Tailored to Fit Your Needs

At Billie’s Choice, we pride ourselves in offering flexible and affordable 24-hour care services that will accommodate your individual needs and budget.

Whether you need 24-hour in-home care providers Monday-Friday or only a weekend caregiver for 24-hour care, we have friendly and experienced caregivers who can assist your loved-one to encourage their independence at home, while providing you respite.

Fall Prevention Workshop

Request a Free Fall Prevention Workshop for Your Group!

Billie’s Choice is proud to be the south metro’s “resident experts” in fall prevention. Let us share some ideas with your family, friends, company, organization, or group about how to prevent one of the most catastrophic events in the life of a senior citizen.

Did you know that:

  • 70% of accidental deaths in people over the age of 75 result from falls?
  • 40% of all nursing home admissions are attributable to repeated falls at home?
  • 1 out of every 3 seniors who lives independently in their homes will seek medical care for a major fall each year?  If you are over 75, the likelihood of falling is even greater.
  • 25% of seniors who suffer hip fractures die within one year?
  • Survivors of falls may experience debilitating fractures of the hip, wrist or spine?
  • Falling, or the fear of falling, often times leads to loss of confidence, imposed isolation and immobility?

As you can see, the consequences of falling are very serious to seniors and their families. We are very concerned about the effects that falls have on seniors. We routinely speak to groups, both large and small, about how to prevent falls. We have developed a dynamic presentation (ranging from 20 to 60 minutes in length) that we would love to share with your group.  In this presentation, we share such things as:

  • The frequency and effects of falls among seniors
  • The most common causes of falls
  • Things you can do to reduce the risk of falling
  • What to do when someone falls
  • How to tell if you or someone you love is at risk of a fall

With each presentation, brochures, videos and other materials are available for each person. In addition, each senior will have the opportunity to participate in a free risk assessment. If you would like us to present this valuable program at your group’s next meeting, simply contact us.

Fall prevention care in Lakeville, Minnesota

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