In Home Care in Damascus
Companion vs. Personal Care
If you're trying to find in home care for a loved one in Damascus, it can be hard to navigate the different types of care available.
At Visiting Angels Gresham, this is something we see with our two most common types of home care: companion care and personal care. While similar in some respects, there are important distinctions between these two services. However, these differences aren't always obvious at first glance.
We want to make it easy for families in Damascus to understand their in home care options. To help, here's a quick primer on the distinction between companion and personal care.
Two Different Types of In Home Care
When it comes to companion and personal care, the main consideration is the level of care provided.
Seniors who require mild to moderate support will generally be a good fit for companion care. Meanwhile, individuals with advanced caregiving needs will typically need personal care services.
Under companion care, your loved one will enjoy support with a number of activities, such as running errands, preparing meals, and light housekeeping. A companion care provider can also offer stimulating conversation and companionship, serve as a partner for favorite activities, or accompany your loved one on appointments or social outings.
With personal care, your loved one will enjoy the same support as with companion care. However, unlike with companion care, they may also receive assistance with activities of daily living. These can include things like dressing, bathing, toileting, and personal mobility. These tasks require specialized skills and knowledge from caregivers. Because of this, it's important that these tasks only be performed by qualified care providers.
Get Started with Care in Damascus
If you're not sure which type of in home care your loved one needs, Visiting Angels Gresham can help you find the answer.
We provide seniors and families in Damascus with a free, no obligation consultation before getting started with care services. This will allow you to learn more about our services and our approach to caregiving. At the same time, we'll learn about your loved one's situation. We can then provide you with a blueprint for your loved one's care services, including the types of care that best fit for your loved one's caregiving needs.
Our in home care services are provided to seniors in:
- Happy Valley
- Northeast Portland
- Surrounding areas
Contact Visiting Angels Gresham today to learn more about our in home care services in Damascus and request an initial consultation.
*Private Long Term Care insurance and Veterans Benefits programs as well as County Grants are accepted.
Serving Gresham, Northeast Portland, Happy Valley, Damascus, Clackamas, and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels GRESHAM, OREGON202 NE Kelly St.
Gresham, OR 97030