As members of one interconnected community, it is natural for us to help one another. Sometimes a neighbor needs help bringing groceries into the house, or new parents need a clean house or a hot meal while tending to their newborn. Sometimes people need more ongoing, consistent support as they face new challenges due to chronic illness or aging such as companionship, transportation, and more. Harvest is ready to partner with you or your loved ones and help you reap the benefits of the community you’ve helped to build as you continue to grow.
Most people seek home care when they need assistance with basic activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting. Harvest provides specialized home care services in these areas:
- Elder Care
- Dementia Care
- Dementia In-Home Coaching
- Chronic Care
- Rehabilitation Care
- Child or Special Needs Care
- Care Consultation
- Hospice/Palliative Care
- House Keeping
- Dog/House Sitting
In each case, we focus our services on addressing the well-being of the individual, not his or her limitations. To accomplish this, we evaluate individuals based on seven different aspects of well-being. Click here to learn more about well-being.
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Well-being is a much larger idea than either quality of life or customer satisfaction. It is based on a holistic understanding of human needs and capacities. Well-being is elusive, highly subjective, and the most valuable of all human possessions. – Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder of The Eden Alternative
Harvest’s goal is to provide home care services that fulfill unmet needs and help individuals grow and thrive in their community.
What Makes Us Different
We approach care through the lens of well-being. Changes in health and life circumstances can lead to unmet needs that adversely impact a person’s well-being, as well as those around them. Too often, our health care system focuses on the disease or illness and ignores human needs. We believe it can be different by focusing services on our core domains of personal well-being: identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning, and joy.
What You Get
We share your or your loved one’s goals to be connected, grow, feel secure, self-determined, and experience meaning and joy. Instead of focusing on a fragmented list of tasks based on needs and limitations, you will get a holistic approach focused on strengths and well-being. Our care partners are skilled and trained in the most advanced practices of person-directed and dementia care.
What It Looks Like
A successful care partnership increases well-being. The types of activities or “services” may vary by partnership and vary over time. Nevertheless, here are more concrete examples of what we’ll use together to grow, followed by brief descriptions of specific types of care partnerships we provide:Elder Care, Dementia Care, Dementia In-Home Coaching, Chronic Care and Rehabilitation Care, Child or Special Needs Care, and Care Consultations.
- Taking walks
- Visiting friends and neighbors
- Exploring life
- Travel companion – local & abroad
- Correspondence with loved ones (email, letters, Skype, etc.)
- Encouragement and companionship
- Personal hygiene, bathing, dressing, toileting, hair & skin care
- Cooking, meal preparation and clean up
- Medication reminders and supervision
- Hourly or live-in care
- Bath visits
- Grocery shopping
- Escort to medical and personal appointments
- Bed-bound assistance & care
- Secretarial support
- Scheduling appointments
- Organizing, correspondence, and insurance liaison
- Light housekeeping
- Maintaining a clean, comfortable home
Affirming and strength-based support is at the root of our partnerships with aging adults. We focus on growing with you or your loved one to preserve freedom and autonomy, enhance dignity, build meaning, sustain connectedness, and bring joy.
Creating a fulfilling, joyful, interactive environment for a loved one with dementia can bring challenges as well as deep rewards. Here are our specialized areas of focus, based on best practices within the dementia care community:
- Understanding & communicating, with emphasis on body language and tone of voice, not words
- Establishing personalized, meaningful rituals rather than routines
- Activities and such as music, art, story telling, gardening, aromatherapy or other specially designed projects that spark creativity, past memory, and self-esteem
- Understanding the meaning behind distressful situations and behavior
- Employment of memory tactics such as word pictures, hydration, de-stressors
Individuals living with chronic conditions or transitioning from surgery or rehabilitation often need extra support with activities of daily living. We partner with your medical team to make sure your personal needs are being taken care of.
Whether you need intermittent respite care that keeps your existing structures and routines consistent or more ongoing care, we join and rejuvenate your existing care environment with additional support for you and your loved one.
Unexpected changes in health and living conditions can be a stressful and overwhelming. The first step is as simple as asking for and accepting help from a knowledgeable care partner. We provide short-term care consultation services to support care partners through their journey. We focus on empowering individuals, provide education, referrals to needed community resources, and help solve complex problems. Our Care Consultations include:
- Helping families determine care needs and evaluate their options
- Facilitating family meetings to discuss and help resolve concerns
- Helping mediate family disagreements when there are conflicts over care decisions.
- Providing dementia-specific guidance and support
- Offering consultations for long-term planning
- Supporting families during difficult transitions
- Managing crises
- Assisting families with driving challenges
- Overseeing care for out of town families
- Dog/House Sitting
- Many Other Important Services
Call us today for a free consultation.