What Is Home Care

What Is Home Care?

Personal home care services provide individuals with essential companionship and assistance with daily activities. Unlike “home health care,” you don’t need a doctor’s prescription. Services can be provided for a few hours a day up to 24/7 care.

How Home Care Works

In home care enables your loved one to live at home in familiar surroundings relieving you of worry and stress, while professional caregivers help them with daily tasks they need to maintain the independence they desire. A home caregiver delivers services that include:

  • Medication administration
  • Household chores
  • Errands
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Meal preparation
  • Personalized, 1-on-1 care
  • And more…

When to Seek Services

You may be acting as a sole caregiver to a family member and have been struggling with the decision to ask for professional assistance. A nursing home or retirement home may seem like logical options, but the emotional trauma a senior or elderly person endures when leaving their cherished home can be overwhelming to everyone involved. Research has shown that seniors flourish when they remain in their homes with familiar surroundings.

Deciding upon home care is a difficult and stressful choice that involves many factors, including logistics, emotions and whether home care costs are affordable. Getting expertise and advice from a reputable source should be your first step.

Specialists in Home Care

Affordable home health care services from Your Choice Caregivers allow your family member to live at home in familiar surroundings relieving you of worry and stress. If someone you know has been seriously injured, become ill, needs post-operative support or requires elderly care, our comprehensive home care services can make a difference starting with a few hours a week. At Your Choice Caregivers, we’ve been experts in home care for many years and have the experience to help guide you through the decision-making process. In fact, we offer a free in-home assessment to determine the type of care that makes sense and to match your loved one with a caregiver whose personality, skills, and experience are best suited to them.

We understand that it is difficult to allow someone to visit your home or a family member’s residence. Your Choice Caregivers compassionate and qualified caregivers have been in thousands of homes and have dealt with many different situations, schedules, personalities and needs. We take time to answer all of your questions since this is a new and challenging experience for you and your family.

Emergency Home Care Needs

While most home care requests are planned, there are times when emergencies or unexpected situations occur, causing you to seek care sooner than expected. Your Choice Caregivers can respond quickly to families who need care due to an emergency or even a late day discharge from a medical facility such as a hospital or rehabilitation facility. We can respond to requests for in hospital assistance, assisted living facility bedside care or to someone who is being discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation.

We can ease your burden and help you by:

  • Consulting with you about scheduling, costs and care
  • Scheduling an in home visit
  • Creating a personalized care plan
  • Coordinating a caregiver meeting
  • Adjusting care plan or routines as needed through monitoring and ongoing, consistent communication.