Home Care Assistance

 

Written by Morgan Day in the March 2018 Issue

Home Care Assistance

 

Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance of Oklahoma opened its doors in 2014 and set out on a mission to change the way the world ages. The home care provider has helped numerous older adults in the Edmond and surrounding community “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.

We’ve been steadily growing and are able to serve more families — and of course we’re thrilled about that,” said Greg Bridges, Home Care Assistance co-owner and administrator. “Our company is growing as an employer, and we have an expanding roster of certified, experienced caregivers and staff who we place in our clients’ homes to provide high-quality home care services.”

Bridges and co-owner Melissa Hill look forward to new programs arriving in 2018 that should further enrich the lives of their clients, keeping them engaged in meaningful activities and active mentally and physically. The first is the pursuit of a Music & Memory program certification that would allow caregivers to download customized playlists to iPods given to clients.

“It’s a way to provide personalized music to help stimulate memories, alertness, calming and reduce agitation,” Bridges said. “It’s  a non-pharmacological intervention type used for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.” 

Home Care Assistance also will focus on brain health as it incorporates a set of physical exercises into its cognitive therapy program. The exercises, dubbed Cog-Motion, combine cognition with physical motion, and, like the music and memory program, are tailored to each client. 

“This incorporates movement so they are actually having to trigger that part of the brain,” Bridges said. “Instead of having a pen and paper and recording something in writing, there’s a physicality to this. Sometimes it’s problem-solving, sometimes they have to physically move items into place.”

Meanwhile, Home Care Assistance also was recognized for client and caregiver satisfaction, winning the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse, the home care industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. 

“This award reflects the high standards we expect from our caregivers as well as our office and management team,” Hill said. “We are extremely selective and intentional in our hiring and client/caregiver matching process. 

Visit homecareassistanceoklahoma.com or call (405) 285-4191 to learn more.

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