Personal Care in Boston
Personal care services, which are sometimes referred to as private duty care, help older adults with physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, and other age-related challenges age in place. This category of home care covers a wide range of caregiving duties, extending beyond help with basic activities to include support with mobility and physically demanding tasks such as bathing and grooming. Our local care agency connects seniors with home care providers in the Boston area who can assist with these types of care needs as they age in place.
At Visiting Angels® Boston, we understand how important it is for seniors to maintain their independence during their golden years, and our services help make this happen. We’re proud to make it possible for elderly adults with advanced care needs to age to place in Boston, Cambridge, Brighton, and communities in the surrounding areas.
What is Personal Care in Boston?
Personal care is one of the most popular types of home care and is typically the best choice for individuals who are experiencing mobility issues, strength concerns, or a loss of coordination. As every care recipient has unique needs, we build customized plans tailored to the specific forms of support seniors require to safely go about their day-to-day lives.
When coordinating care for a loved one, it’s important to understand the distinction between personal care and companion care. While companion care is focused more on helping seniors with basic tasks like running errands or tidying up the home, personal care includes support with activities of daily living such as toileting, bathing, and getting dressed. In other words, this care involves direct physical assistance, whereas companion care does not.
Our professional care providers are ready to offer support with a variety of routines and activities, including the following:
- Attending doctors’ appointments
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals
- Bathing or showering
- Dressing and grooming
- Light household chores
- Remembering medication schedules
- Going grocery shopping
- Walking and mobility
- Engaging in hobbies and social activities
Getting Started with Visiting Angels Boston
We’ll begin by arranging a free consultation with you and your loved one. As part of this meeting, we’ll outline our approach to care and help determine the right type for your loved one’s situation. You can also expect our care coordinators to answer any questions you have about the process.
Are you ready to learn more about our personal care services? Reach out to Visiting Angels Boston to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation care consultation.
Serving Boston, Cambridge, Brighton and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels BOSTON, MA1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02108