Maintaining a high quality of life when you have a health challenge can be difficult for you and your love ones. You wish to remain independent but need a helping hand. Your family needs to feel secure in the knowledge that you are being cared for by compassionate, dependable, responsible, well-trained and skilled professionals, and that you are being treated with respect, consideration, and kindness.
Sometimes a helping hand is all you need to remain independent and living in the comfort of your own home. Our clients include working with special needs children, elderly parents and seniors seeking household assistance. We have many years of experience in providing or arranging for whatever services our seniors may need to enable them to live happy and stress free lives.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
At Home Visitation for socialization and stimulation, or accompaniment providing companionship and conversation, engaging in activities the client enjoys (playing games or cards, crafts, scrap-booking, reading, clipping coupons, care for houseplants, etc.)
Companion Sitter for Facility, Nursing Home or Hospital Patient:
If a senior or elderly loved one has been admitted to a hospital or care facility and you are unable to stay at their bedside due to work, A Solution by Design can help. We can arrange a Nurse Aide or Senior Companion to provide personalized attention and help alleviate their stress and apprehension.
If you need post-surgery assistance with personal hygiene, meal preparation, housecleaning, laundry, errands or transportation, A Solution by Design representative is ready and able to handle these services.
Personal Care Service:
A Solution by Design arranges for experienced CNAs to assist in the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like bathing, grooming, and dressing.
Meal Prep Service/Feeding:
Proper nutrition is vital for elders living on their own. Meal Preparation service is both a helping hand in the kitchen and a helpful reminder that it’s time to eat.
Post-Surgery In-Home Care:
If you or someone you know has a surgical procedure scheduled and are concerned about recovering at home, we can help. A Solution by Design representative will arrange for in-home care for the San Antonio, TX area. We can arrange for any and all care-giving and medical personnel that they may be needed during convalescence.
Interior design focused on Senior’s needs:
Drawing up floor plans, furniture and fixture selection, decorating and making sure the place of residence is senior safe.
Packing, loading, Unpacking, mover’s supervision. We are also senior relocators. This means we find the proper place to relocate the senior whether it is an assisted or independent living facility.
Services in home relocation:
Cable, newspaper, phone, internet, mailing address forwarding, etc.
Via Charities, Estate sales, Family and friends.
Shopping can be physically challenging for many elders. Our shopping service can assist by making grocery lists, doing the shopping, as well as putting away the groceries. We assist with anything and everything from groceries to furniture purchases.
Management of Doctor appointments:
Visits to doctors and other appointments can be difficult for some elders to manage alone. Our specialist provides one-on-one round trip accompaniment for doctor’s appointments. In addition to filling out doctor’s forms, our specialist acts as a liaison between all medical personnel and the assisted or nursing home personnel.
Many times filling prescriptions and refilling them is a very long and complicated procedure especially if you are dealing with mail order pharmacies. It is critical the senior gets his or her medications on time especially after being released from rehabilitation or the hospital. Often new medications have been ordered while in these facilities and the medical personnel are not responsible for the obtaining these prescriptions after being released. I have a vast amount of experience in making sure all my senior clients always have their medications as needed.
Legal and Medical Security:
Our specialist will help the senior to select the appropriate person to become the Durable Power of Attorney and/or Medical power of attorney. Also, if the senior does not have a will, the specialist will help the senior create a will through their own lawyer if possible. Next, the senior will choose a responsible and honest person to serve as executor or executrix on her or his will. As a last resort, if no other family is available or close responsible friend, the owner and senior care manager of A Solution by Design can take on this responsibility.
It is our desire for the senior to live with dignity and respect in all areas of their lives. It has been our experience that the senior deeply desires to be involved in the planning of their funeral. Per many requests by my senior clients in the past, this service is offered to each of my clients. To quote the first senior who asked me to take him to a funeral mortuary to plan his funeral, “This is the last most important decision that I will ever get to make and I want to do this.” I agreed.
Balancing checkbook, filing long-term care insurance, paying bills via checks or on-line. Setting up automatic payments and direct deposits for social security, pensions and VA etc. Answers the door and telephone, oversees home deliveries, monitors home maintenance, mails bills & letters, maintains calendar and gives appointment reminders.
I monitor my seniors checking and saving accounts to make sure that no unauthorized debits or monies are being withdrawn without permission. I help the senior to recover monies that have been stolen or help resolve situations in which the senior has been defrauded.
As the Senior Care Manager for many seniors, I have had to sign up my clients for hospice. I usually am able to keep my seniors in their present living conditions and just add on hospice services. It is very important to select and be familiar with the different hospice companies so as to provide the best possible service for the senior in their final days. I also am very diligent in overseeing the hospice personnel to make sure that they are providing exactly what the senior needs in these circumstances.
Live in home care:
A Solution by Design can arrange for a professional In Home Health Caregiver to relieve a family caregiver, allowing the primary family caregiver to rest and recharge. We can provide an expert and reliable respite caregiver on a regular or on call basis. We customize schedules based on the needs of the family and patient.
If your family would like to travel but a senior family member needs assistance with personal tasks such as bathing and grooming, A Solution by Design can help. We can provide a companion to travel with your family, assisting your loved one with personal hygiene, medication supervision, meal preparation and companionship.
Convention or Business Trip Caregiver:
If you are the primary Caregiver for a senior family member and have to go on a business trip or convention, call A Solution by Design Agency. We can arrange for a temporary professional to assist your loved one while you are away.
Services for seniors and their pets:
As we age and lose more and more of our friends and relatives, most often our pets are our greatest comfort. In my experience, my senior clients have actually lived longer having a furry little friend to love. However, taking care of our pet’s needs becomes impossible at times. We are big animal lovers and we will do anything and I absolutely mean anything to keep the senior and pet together to the very end. This includes selecting the appropriate pet, buying all the supplies, contracting for doggy doors, as well as arranging for dog walkers. We will also provide any services that might be needed for whatever pet your senior may have in his or her life.
Other non-senior services:
I am a professional organizer and trouble shooter professionally trained. I am also an expert at mediating between my clients and companies in resolving issues. If you are in need of an organization or downsizing, I can take care of any mountains of disorganization that may have appeared in your lives.
Organizing place of residence:
Many times as seniors become older their ability to keep things organized becomes increasingly difficult. We specialize in all areas of keeping a household in order especially when it comes to paperwork. Keeping a place organized and free from clutter is very important to the safety of the senior. Fails are always a big risk when it comes to seniors and we make sure it is senior safe in every way possible.
Check food expiration dates, prepares grocery lists, prepares meals adhering to special diets and monitoring intake.
Light housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, mopping, sweeping). Trash removal, linen changes, laundry and ironing.
As the owner and senior care expert of A Solution by Design, I have a vast array of experience in caring for your senior love one. Whatever services a senior may need, I arrange for it so the senior will have a happy and stress free life.
Often times the senior’s needs can’t be covered by one type of service. I provide whatever service is needed. Anyone who has any experience with seniors knows to expect the unexpected in all areas of their lives. My corporate experience in the business world has taught me definitely how to resolve any problem that may occur. I deliberately chose the name of my company to reflect my philosophy in how I go about creating solutions for my senior clients. A Solution by Design is all about Making Order out of Chaos.
A Solution by Design is exemplary in planning that special birthday or holiday party for your very special senior. If you just don’t have the time, we will plan the party from beginning to the end. We can create the theme, buy the party decorations, order the cake as well as decorate the venue. If you don’t have any idea where to have the event, we can provide you with the appropriate suggestion.