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In Home Care in Byron

In Home Care in Byron

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Companion vs. Personal Care

If you're looking for in home care for a loved one in Byron, it helps to know your options. One area where this is particularly important is the difference between companion care and personal care. While these two types of home care have a number of similarities, there are key distinctions between them.

This is an area we frequently discuss with families at Visiting Angels® Central Georgia. Companion and personal care are the two most common types of in home care we provide. When families in Byron come to us in need of care for a loved one, we work with them to help them understand their options and find the right service (or services) for their loved one's caregiving needs.

To give you a better sense of the options available, here's a quick explanation of what makes companion care and personal care distinct.

Choosing the Right Type of In Home Care

While many specialized types of in home care are available in Byron, most seniors rely on either companion care or personal care.

As a general rule, companion care works best for individuals with mild or moderate care needs. Some services covered by companion care include help with errands, grocery shopping, meal planning, meal preparation, laundry, bed making, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and wellness checks. This type of care does not include support that requires direct physical assistance for the care recipient.

Personal care, meanwhile, is typically best for individuals with advanced care needs. With personal care, your loved one can receive the same support as with companion care, but they can also be provided with physical assistance. Personal care includes assistance with dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and mobility—all of which require specialized knowledge from the caregiver. If your loved one requires assistance with any of these tasks, then personal care may be the best fit.

Getting Started with Care in Byron

Visiting Angels Central Georgia makes it easy to get started with in home care for a loved one in the Byron area. We offer a free consultation between one of our care directors, yourself, and your loved one. This way, we can give you more information about our services, answer any questions you might have, and learn about your loved one's situation. We can then develop a blueprint for a custom care plan and caregiving schedule that meets your loved one's needs.

Our in home care services are available in:

  • Byron
  • Warner Robins
  • Macon
  • Perry
  • Bonaire
  • Forsyth
  • Fort Valley
  • And the surrounding areas

For in home care in Byron, contact Visiting Angels Central Georgia today!

Serving Central GA, Greater Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, GA and the Surrounding Areas

335 Margie Dr
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: 478-971-1608