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Health, Safety & Independence

A Proactive Approach to Care

Health, Safety & Independence

A Proactive Approach to Care
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Services We Offer

Live In and Live Out Services
(Hourly, Daily and 24 Hour)

Whether live-in or live-out, in-home care is literally the difference between remaining at home and relocating to a nursing facility. At Cura, we eliminate two of the biggest threats of aging in place: isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain a higher quality of life, need fewer hospital stays, and live longer.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Personal Care Assistants, also known as Caregivers, Personal Care Attendants (PCA), Homemakers, or Companions, assist with the daily tasks of elderly, mentally disabled, chronically ill, or physically challenged clients, as well as hospice patients and those in various stages of rehabilitation or recovery.

Homemaker

Keeping a household running is an important job that becomes more difficult with age. The services of a homemaker can be an enormous relief for a family by freeing time for other responsibilities. Our homemakers take care of household duties, including essential shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation. If needed, non-medical personal care assistance may also be provided.

  • Transportation to and from social events and visits to friends and appointments
  • Travel companionship
  • Shopping & errand running
  • Medication reminders
  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Personal & hygiene assistance
  • Bath and shower assistance
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Staying active through exercise & engaging outings
  • Safety and fall prevention
  • Hospital & rehab companionship
  • Post hospitalization and surgery care

Companion

Social isolation can be a detrimental aspect of staying at home. Companions help relieve loneliness by providing social contact through visits and phone calls. Sometimes, the presence of another person is just what someone needs to feel comfortable. A companion engages a person in social interaction, such as conversation, reading, and playing games.

Transition Care

Continuing to monitor care after release from a medical facility is crucial for a full recovery. Our caregivers help clients who require extra assistance after a hospital discharge, including around-the-clock care if needed. With hospital-to-home transition care, our caregivers can provide transportation, assist in meal preparation, help run errands, follow discharge plans from medical facilities, provide medication reminders, help with light housekeeping, and assist with other non-medical home care services.

Geriatric Care Guidance

Geriatric Care Guidance is the process of planning and coordinating care of the elderly and others with physical and/or mental impairments to meet their long term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence for as long as possible. It entails working with the elderly and their families in managing, rendering and referring various types of health, community, and social services.

Medicaid & SWCAA Consulting

We work closely with individuals and families to apply for Medicaid along with connecting them with The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA)*.

*The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging (SWCAA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1974. As a designated Area Agency on Aging, according to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, SWCAA is a funding source for federal and state dollars for the elderly in the fourteen town region of southwestern Connecticut.

Free Home Safety Assessment

As your loved ones age, they may face frailty, memory loss or chronic diseases and lose their independence over time. Everyday tasks such as cooking, running errands or bathing can become increasingly difficult. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain their safety and well-being, while simultaneously preserving their independence. Whatever the case may be, it’s always a good idea to review some of these warning signs so that you have a plan in place – just in case. Learn more about senior safety and download our checklist.

Caregiver Matching

Many factors are taken into consideration when selecting a caregiver. Personalities and interests play a big part. Once your customized Care Plan has been developed, the most appropriate caregiver will be selected and assigned to deliver optimum care with compassion and cheer.

As part of our intake process with clients, we will conduct a screening to determine which mode of communication and support best suits the client; this preferred communication screening tool will also be utilized with caregivers to ensure caregivers and clients are matched appropriately.

Social Gathering, Shopping & Grooming

We do not want our clients to feel that their social life has ended. We accompany clients to social gatherings, such as walking groups, church, concerts and lunches, so they can maintain nurturing connections and established friendships. In addition, when it is time to go grocery shopping or grooming, we are happy to help.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia
Our Services - Cura Home Care Services

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