At Helping Hands, we provide care for almost any situation. Our aides can do shifts ranging from 2 hours a day, to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can also provide sitters for your loved one in the hospital, to give you, the main care giver, a respite break. We have often provided extra support for clients who may be living in a facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility, to help them stay as independent as possible.

The State of North Carolina defines personal care as one person aiding another with bathing, dressing, hygiene, or ambulation. That care is delivered by a Certified Nursing Assistant, a medical paraprofessional who has taken courses to be trained specifically in how to administer personal care, and has passed a certification exam to obtain listing on the nursing personnel registry. All of our CNA’s work under the direction of our Director of Nursing, who is a registered nurse.

Our DON writes every Plan of Care, the daily instructions for each CNA at each client’s home. The DON does a Home Safety Assessment at the time of intake, helping each family to make sure the living environment is as safe as possible for the client. The nurse will also help with any medication management that would be needed by the client, and is available to fill a pillbox, or speak with your physician or pharmacist about your medications.

We also provide companion care, for clients who are do not need any personal care, but may need some help running errands, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, or just someone to spend some quality time with them during the day.

We have relationships with a number of other service providers, including a mobile vet and dog groomer, pharmacy delivery, housekeeping services, professional organizers, estate sale companies, and personal shoppers.
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