Companion Care Services
Keeping You Independent
FirstLight Home Care of Metro Atlanta offers a broad range of care services in your home, at the hospital, or in a residence or healthcare facility. Whether you require elderly companion care services, senior companion care services or companion care for a loved one who is chronically ill or recovering from surgery, FirstLight Home Care can help.
FirstLight Home Care offers companion care and in-home care services you around Atlanta in Midtown, Virginia-Highland, North Druid Hills, Emory Village, Doraville, Chamblee, DeKalb, Avondale, Decatur, and surrounding areas. We help individuals recovering from surgery or living with a chronic illness, people living with dementia or a disability, as well as those that just wish to share their days with someone.
Regular Visits, Conversation, and Company
Simply having a visitor from time to time can make all the difference in the world to someone living alone or perhaps caring for an ailing spouse. FirstLight Home Care of Metro Atlanta prides itself on having caregivers that your loved ones look forward to interacting with, whether that be over a meal or just via a simple conversation.
Our caregivers are not authorized to administer medications, however, they can provide regular reminders to clients for oral medications or injections and even help with pre-measured medications. Our attentive caregivers can also be on the lookout for visible negative side effects of those medications. (Don’t forget to ask about our special medical dispensers and other healthcare technology advancements that may be useful for your situation.)
Many seniors neglect getting adequate nutrition that they require simply because they don’t want to bother with daily meal preparations and hate to clean up afterwards. A FirstLight caregiver can prepare regular meals for the client to keep a balanced, healthy and nutritious diet and make eating meals an enjoyable experience rather than a stressful one. Plus, our caregivers handle all the clean up!
Keeping up with housework can be overwhelming, especially for a client who is not feeling well or for a senior that is having difficulty with their daily living activities. Our caregivers are here to help – they will dust, vacuum, take out the trash and keep the house organized by tidying up rooms, drawers, and closets. They will even perform some light cleaning of the bathrooms and kitchen. That’s one less thing you or your loved one has to worry about.
Are you stressed about laundry? Don’t be! Our caregivers will gladly wash and dry your loved ones’ clothes, bedding, and towels. We will even iron them and put them away if you ask us to. We understand that these tasks can be physically demanding, especially for someone who suffers from joint pain or who has limited mobility. We are more than happy to help with this.
Shopping, Errands, and Transportation
It’s important for seniors to remain mobile to keep their social independence with friends and family; to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, and many other life benefits. Our goal is to help our clients maintain their independent living in a safe environment. While some clients like to run errands themselves, others prefer to have their errands run for them. Our companion care and home care services can be flexible to accommodate any needs. Our caregivers would be happy to shop for groceries, pick up prescriptions, or deliver dry cleaning if that is what our clients desire. If our clients rather just have us drive them to these or other destinations, so they can do those tasks themselves, then that is perfectly fine as well.
Transportation and Doctors Visits
If you or your loved one is no longer able to drive, getting them to the doctor and other medical appointments can be quite challenging. They cannot afford to miss a key appointment, but you are not able to drop everything and give them a ride and company them each time. All of FirstLight Home Care of Metro Atlanta’s caregivers are licensed to drive a vehicle and carry auto insurance. They can take your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa or a loved one for their required doctor’s visits and bring them back home in a safe and reliable manner.
FirstLight Home Care strives to make sure clients and caregivers have a thriving relationship. Our caregivers undergo a deep personality assessment during their hiring process so that we can match our clients and caregivers based on their personality compatibility and shared interests. As such, our caregivers are highly engaged and vested in our clients well being and are more than happy to take them to or personally engage in their favorite past time activities. While some clients may look forward to being taken to bingo night, a concert or a club meeting, some may prefer to stay in for the night and play a game of cards or a board game with our caregivers.
Mail and Paperwork Organization
FirstLight Home Care caregivers can organize household mail and paperwork to make sure clients do not fall behind on paying their bills or keeping up with their records. They can set up reminders to pay their regular bills, ensure mail is collected on time and delivered packages do not remain visible from the outside. Upon direction from our clients, caregivers can even open the mail and read it to them if that’s what they desire. Their level of involvement, if required, is determined by the client.
Depending on the circumstances, some families wish to have a live-in caregiver for their loved ones. This is an option available from several FirstLight Home Care offices. Live-in services are offered in both temporary solutions or more permanent solutions. Each live-in service is handled on a case-by-case basis and is personalized for our clients. Contact us for further information.
24-Hour Home Care
FirstLight Home Care is a technology leader in the in-home care industry. We offer a selection of high-quality personal emergency response system devices along with our secure, Web-based care monitoring tool called Client Care Access. Our in-home caregivers are available at any hour of the day or night, and together with our technology support, this means FirstLight Home Care provides round-the-clock peace of mind to clients and their families.
We know how stressful taking care of loved ones can be; it can really take a toll on everyone around clients needs. This is true whether you are a spouse, a son or daughter, or simply a relative or a friend of a loved one. We are here to give you that much-needed rest you deserve. Let us take care of your loved ones for a while through our respite care services, so you can have time to relax. We understand your pain and we want to help.