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WHAT IS HOME CARE?

Home Care, also known as In-Home Care, is a term that encompasses a range of services for seniors who are aging in place in their own homes or the home of a family member, as opposed to receiving care at an Assisted Living or Memory Care Community, or Board and Care Home. Home Care provides supportive, non-medical assistance for seniors who can no longer perform the activities of daily living on their own.

WHO IS THE BEST FIT FOR HOME CARE?

Seniors who have been experiencing difficulties going about their daily routines like getting up in the morning, preparing meals, doing their laundry, going up and down stairs or becoming unsteady on their feet, yet are resistant to the idea of leaving their cherished home environments, are well suited to Home Care services. Sometimes a family member has been providing care for their loved one on their own, and has reached a point where they no longer have the time or ability to continue. Many seniors and their loved ones find themselves seeking Home Care when a discharge planner at a hospital or skilled nursing facility informs them that returning to a home where they live by themselves is not advisable. Additionally, some folks are just looking for companionship to ease feelings of loneliness or isolation, or are independent with their personal care but need transportation to appointments and someone to help them with errands or grocery shopping.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO RECEIVE HOME CARE?

When a senior signs up for Home Care services, they will be receiving assistance anywhere from just a couple of days a week for a few hours a day, to 24/7 care. Home Care Aides, known more commonly as Caregivers, are trained to help in tasks such as:

  • Activities of Daily Living such as bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Transfer assistance, help to the bathroom, toileting and incontinence care
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Medication Reminders
  • Light housework such as laundry, dishes and organization
  • Helping to pay bills
  • Companionship activities like doing puzzles, reading out loud, playing cards or board games, going for neighborhood walks, or having interesting and fulfilling conversations about current events or personal interests.
  • Transportation to errands, doctor’s appointments, or personal care services like the beauty salon or barber shop

DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING HOME CARE?

It can be an especially stressful and delicate task to find a caregiver that you feel safe allowing into your loved one's home. During a free consultation with a knowledgeable Senior Care Advisor, we will assess your loved one's physical and emotional needs and financial considerations, and determine whether Home Care is a desirable option for you. We will then connect you with top notch care from our network of trusted Home Care partners to find expert, quality support that will give you confidence and peace of mind.

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Types of Care

Home Care, also known as In-Home Care, is a term that encompasses a variety of services for seniors who want to age in place, as opposed to receiving care at an Assisted Living, Memory Care Community, or Board and Care Home. Home Care provides supportive, non-medical assistance and companionship for seniors who can no longer perform the activities of daily living on their own or who crave conversation and interaction.

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GETTING STARTED

ASSESSMENT

Call to speak with a Senior Care Advisor, who will complete an over-the-phone consultation with you to help us understand your physical, financial and geographic needs.

MAKING THE MATCH

We will explain the various Senior Living and Care options available to you, and match you with the options that best meet your needs and preferences.

COMMUNITY TOURS

On our complimentary guided tours, a Senior Care Advisor will personally drive you to the senior living options that you select. All senior living communities have been pre-screened and evaluated by Placement Helpers to ensure a high quality of care.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

We will be in touch with you throughout the entire process, helping you with any questions or concerns you may have, and can speak with communities on your behalf. Once you or your loved one has moved in, we will follow up with you to make sure you are highly satisfied with your new community.

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