Personal Care

WellHome provides a diverse range of personal care services to assist with the activities of daily living so that clients can remain safely in their homes. Our caregivers promote independent living and self-determination while providing compassionate care and dignity for our clients.  Some of these services include:

  • Dietary assistance (meal planning, preparation and eating assistance)

  • Dressing and grooming

  • Bathing and personal hygiene

  • Toileting and continence

  • Mobility transfer (assistance with transferring, walking and moving)

  • Self-administration of medication, reminders

Advanced Personal Care​

APC program provides chore services to clients requiring devices and procedures related to altered body functions. All of the tasks below can be done under the Private Pay and Long Term Care Insurance program. They can also be done under Medicaid if approved by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

  • Ostomy care

  • Catheter care

  • Bowel program

  • Aseptic dressings

  • Non-injectable medications

  • Passive range of motion

  • Assistive transfer device usage

 
Home Chores

Maintaining a clean and organized home not only looks good, but it can have a huge impact on the safety and the physical, emotional, and mental health of an individual.  Since our goal is to maintain clients’ health and well being at home and provide them with the highest level of agency and independence possible, we providing the following home chores services:

  • Prepare meals, wash dishes, clean kitchen

  • Clean bathrooms, clean floors, tidy and dust

  • Do laundry, iron, and mend clothing

  • Bag trash and dispose

  • Shop for essentials / run errands

  • Read and write essential correspondence

 

 
Respite

Providing the care your loved one needs is something you do day in and day out because you want them to be well.  But caring for someone without some time to yourself can become overwhelming.  It can lead to fatigue, frustration, and ultimately negative consequences to the health of both you and your loved one. At WellHome, we fully understand what it means to truly take care of a loved one and the implications of that responsibility.  Our Respite services allow you to take the time you need to rest and relax from caring for your loved one while we provide the companionship and compassionate care you or your loved one needs. Depending on your needs, we can set up services for events or for regularly scheduled intervals.

 
Nursing

Routine nursing visits are imperative to the health, safety and well-being of our clients, which is why we establish supportive and therapeutic communication with each client.  We send our nurses to routinely monitor vital signs, pain levels, skin condition, medication, and more.  They make sure to continue clients’ education on their own diagnoses, medications, and safety. Our nurses also consistently evaluate the current care plan to ensure that the client’s needs are being met and if there are any significant changes in health or circumstances that these are reported immediately to the primary care physician.  Below are just some of the basic services that our nurses provide:

  • Nurse visits

  • Case management

  • Medication management

  • Filling insulin syringes

  • Diabetic nail care

 
Transportation

WellHome provides transportation services to clients under Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance, and some Medicaid programs.  We can take our clients to all kinds of events, social activities, and to run errands to help them stay active and encourage them to be independent for a long time to come.  WellHome also provides Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) to make sure our clients get to their medical appointments safely and on time.  Depending on the program, our caregivers can drive client's in their own cars or use the client's car.  Of course, caregivers who transport clients are required to maintain auto insurance and pass car safety inspections regularly, as well as follow all company policies and procedures related to transporting our clients.

 
Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

WellHome partners with the Institute for Professional Care Education to offer our caregivers training and education on Alzheimer's and dementia and how to spot and care for clients with this disease and or condition.  All of our caregivers are required to receive this training and some caregivers are required to go through extra training depending on the need of the client.  Our Director of Nursing further evaluates the client and makes care and training recommendations to our caregivers to make sure we are doing everything we can to help the client and their families stay healthy and informed.

 
Care for Children with Disabilities

Some children need special care related to their physical and or mental disabilities.  WellHome offers this through the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and through Healthy Children and Youth (HCY) programs.  Additionally,  guardians of children with disabilities can request supplemental services outside of DMH and HCY through WellHome's Private Pay program.  We will use our knowledge and years of experience caring for dozens of children with special needs to help your child with activities of daily living, participate in the community, learn, and grow in a safe, supportive environment.