Feeding Assistance

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Physical and mental limitations are hard to accept,

and sometimes the sense of loss of independence is discouraging. Our caregivers at Home Care 4 Seniors understand these emotions, and so if a client requires feeding assistance, they take the extra effort to make the environment and mealtime special. Feeding assistance can be used temporarily due to surgery, and it can become unnecessary as clients grow in strength and stability.

The Home Care 4 Seniors

caregivers keep a close watch on clients as they regain their independence, and encourage patients to take steps to improving. Caregivers make sure feedings are done safely, and at appropriate times to make sure nutrition is regular and fulfilling.

Tube Feeding

When someone is incapable of obtaining proper nutrition orally or unable to safely swallow, a feeding tube such as a G-Tube or PEG Tube may be put in place. Good nutrition is needed for the body to heal and retain strength, and fluids are necessary to prevent dehydration.

Home Care 4 Seniors personal care services such as tube feeding are Registered Nurse (RN) directed, meaning our caregivers are properly trained and mentored for this and other advanced care needs. The RN will monitor the G-Tube or PEG Tube at regularly scheduled intervals to insure proper care of the client and the devices.

RNs

will instruct caregivers about proper cleaning techniques, how to change empty bags, and proper client positioning. At Home Care 4 Seniors, our goal is to keep our client comfortable and healthy at home. Assisting with our client’s feeding tube is one of many RN directed services that Home Care 4 Seniors provides.

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