Areas of Compassionate Care
In addition to providing traditional home care services, Overture is licensed and qualified to provide a higher level of care while being supervised by an RN. Overture Home Care is owned and operated by a Registered Nurse, who is responsible for utilizing RN Delegation Authority in an independent living environment. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? Your loved ones have the comfort of home, while receiving the skilled care they need. In fact, we make it easy for you to manage or monitor their care with our ClearCare Family Room feature. With ClearCare, you can communicate with your loved one’s caregiver, or review details from the day whenever it’s convenient for you.
Overture provides RN Managed Care under the RN Delegated Task Rules, set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing. Any task that is being taught to the family or support system upon discharge from a hospital, Overture Home Care Aides can also perform. For instance:
Tracheostomy Suctioning and Care
Gastrostomy Tube Management
Administration of insulin or other injectable medication prescribed in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
Administration of medications that are administered via a feeding tube, sublingually, topically, eye, ear and nose drops or sprays, vaginal or rectal gels or suppositories, unit dose medication administration by way of inhalation for prophylaxis and / or maintenance.
Oxygen administration for the purpose of non-acute respiratory maintenance.
Care of broken skin with low risk of infection.
Medication pill box setup
Our transportation service is designed for local trips to the supermarket, bank, hairdresser, doctor’s office, etc. If the client has an automobile and wishes our employee to provide transportation, it is the client/family responsibility to have valid insurance coverage information for the vehicle on file in our office.
Overture Home Care allows approved employees to operate their own vehicles in the event the client needs to be transported and do not have an automobile. Your case manager can discuss the charge for this service, and answer any questions regarding the caregiver approval process.
Caregivers may not drive any cars (their own, or the client’s) or clients for errands or transportation service until this service has been arranged through Overture Home Care.
For many older people, hospitalization results in functional decline despite cure or repair of the condition for which they were admitted. Hospitalization can result in complications unrelated to the problem that caused the admission or to its specific treatment for reasons that are explainable and avoidable. With our assistance, you can encourage recovery of your loved one after hospital release.
We can help with:
Exercise and balance training programs
Settling client back into home upon return from hospital
Home and safety evaluation
Transferring assistance to and from bed or chair
Assistance to bathroom
Vital sign monitoring
Pharmacy drop-off and pick-up
Transportation to and from doctor appointments
Client and family education
Isolation among seniors is common, and unfortunately it greatly hinders quality of life. Seniors facing isolation are at a higher risk of depression, which, as it sets in, can lead to more isolation and increase depression severity. As well, if something goes wrong while a senior is alone, it can be very difficult to get help, which can turn a variety of minor to serious situations into grave scenarios. Companionship promotes improved mental and physical health, and new friendships and feeling cared for can lead to happiness.
Seniors are a higher risk for malnutrition due to living alone, medication side effects, and/or chronic conditions. Overture aides offer a variety of services for those needing assistance with balanced diets, which are critical to the health of seniors. Our aides are able to prepare specialty diets in the home, and they are able to grocery shop, if needed. Aides who assist in retirement communities are able to assist seniors to and from dining areas, or deliver meals if the client is unable to get to dining room. We are also able to assist in the setting up meal delivery.
Aging in Place
Aging in place is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level"
The goal of Overture Home Care is to allow our clients to remain in their own home and not have to move. Some of our clients live in their own homes in private neighborhoods, others live in Independent Living facilities or Retirement homes. Our aides come to you and allow you to get the services you need in your home.
For instance some aging changes can be highly beneficial, like learning to be more patient and tolerant as opposed to impatience and rudeness in our younger years. What is undeniable is our bodies and our mental capacities do change irrevocably. Some of the subtle and not so obvious changes usually include some of the following:
Reduced muscle mass and hence less strength
Diminished endurance both physical and mental
Higher risk of accidents due to bone fragility, less balance while walking
Reduced hearing capacity
Diminished mobility and agility
Many times the only thing preventing a senior from total independence is a simple task such as medication management or meal preparation. At times, physical limitations prevent a senior from showering or bathing him/herself. Simple tasks can make a situation complicated, but with a little help with these daily to-dos from Overture, a senior can easily remain safely at home rather than moving out. Other such daily living activities activities that may require outside help are dressing, bathing/grooming, toileting, transferring and medication reminders.
A tidy home is an enjoyable home, where your loved one can relax and receive visitors. But a clean home is also a safe home. Our aides help keep our clients’ homes free of fall hazards and other dangers.
Most falls among seniors happen in the bedroom, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Therefore, Overture aides are able to vacuum, change sheets, dust, do dishes, clean baths and showers and perform daily cleaning duties that may have become too cumbersome for the senior.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can be a challenging journey, not only for the person diagnosed but also for their family members and loved ones. We know that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming at times, and we’re here to help you with support services such as:
Grooming and personal appearance assistance
Transportation to social events or doctor’s appointments
Often times seniors only need assistance from our aides for short periods of time. Whether it be recovery after a surgery or a fall, or caring for a senior while their loved one takes a needed break. Overture offers short term care for those needing only a short period of time. A day or a month, we are there to assist.
Chronic Illness Support
Overture aides are trained to assist with a variety of chronic illnesses affecting adults. Our expertise includes those suffering from diabetes, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, stroke recovery, arthritis, and many others.