Personal Care Services
Home Care Agencies will help your elder keep an independent lifestyle.
Some of these services may be: Bathing Dressing & Grooming Eating & Getting Around Issues of Incontinence
provide for basic upkeep and management of the household by providing assistance with activities such as Menu Planning Bill Paying Running Errands Essential Shopping Housework
Let Home Health Care Help You!
You may be used to handling everything yourself, dividing responsibilities with your spouse, or relying on family members for help. But circumstances change, it’s good to be aware of all the home care services available to you. What you need depends on how much support you have, your general health and your financial situation.
To book a consultation with one of our dedicated staff and to see how we can provide help to you or your loved ones, please book a consultation meeting with us
Home Care Services
Live-in Home Care
Live-in caregivers provide all the same types of care and have all the same duties as other home care or home health care workers. They can provide personal care, assistance with the activities of daily living, companionship, and if trained, nursing services. Care is (or can be) on par with that provided in assisted living or nursing homes. It is very common for live-in caregivers to also prepare meals, do the shopping and provide transportation assistance for recreational activities or medical appointments. Live-in caregivers are especially common when assisting persons with Alzheimer’s as they require supervision but not necessarily constant care. Persons with Parkinson’s related dementia also utilize live-in care as they require assistance with mobility but not necessarily higher level nursing skills.
Home Care vs. Home Health Care
Prior to a discussion of home care payment options, it is helpful to differentiate between home care and home health care. Home Care Aides provide custodial care; they help persons with their activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, housekeeping, and transportation. This is also referred to as personal care, attendant care, non-medical care, and companion care.
Home Health Aides offer care such as checking patients’ pulses, temperature or respiration. They assist with medications, braces, ventilators and other medical equipment and can provide higher level skilled nursing as well as more basic personal care. Home health aides are also referred to as nurse aides, nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants.