Home Care Services
Celebrating 25 Years as America's Choice in Senior Home Care®
Home care makes aging in place possible for millions of seniors every year. Instead of moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, seniors can continue living where they feel happiest and most comfortable — their home.
No one understands the importance of senior care like Visiting Angels®. As one of the country's most trusted home care agencies, Visiting Angels has made senior care possible for older adults across the nation since 1998. Professional in-home care services for the elderly can make daily living safer and more enjoyable, allowing your senior to spend their golden years in the comforts of home.
Visiting Angels’ dedicated elder care offers valuable support to help families spend more quality time together. At the same time, Visiting Angels provides much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.
Learn how Visiting Angels has been providing the best care at home for seniors during the past 25 years.
Home Care for Seniors
Choosing the right type of home care will ensure your loved one's safety and comfort and improve their quality of life. But if you're unfamiliar with the different types of home care, deciding between services can be confusing.
The good news? Selecting the right home care service is simpler than you might expect. Here are some options to consider:
Home Care Questions & Answers
Why Do I Need Home Care?
For many families, home care services provide a beneficial choice—a safe and affordable solution that supports the family while allowing your loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home and community.
Home care provides compassion and help for seniors who need assistance with daily activities. Levels of care vary by need and can span from weekly meal prep to incontinence help.
Home caregivers understand the nuances of senior care, so they can be attentive and proactive with determining the proper care needed for each senior.
Is In-Home Care a Better Option Than Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility?
In-Home care is a more private option that allows your loved one to remain in their own home. This is often less disruptive and more engaging, making it the first choice for many families. Combine that with the rising costs of nursing home facilities, and it's understandable why in-home care has become the preferred option for many families.
Before deciding between the benefits of in-home care vs. a nursing home, there are several things you'll want to think about:
- Ask your loved one how important it is for them to continue living at home.
- Speak with your loved one's physician about what level of caregiving is needed.
- Determine whether your loved one requires specialized caregiving, like Alzheimer's care.
- Calculate your budget for caregiving services or residence in a care facility.
- Get detailed information from local in-home care companies and assisted living centers.
What is the Difference Between Home Care and Home Health Care?
When someone thinks about home care, they may assume home care and home health care are the same, but that is not the case. This can cause confusion for families searching for the right type of care – and the best care providers – for a loved one.
Home Care Services
Non-medical and provide companionship and assistance with activities of daily living.
Home Health Care
Medical-skilled services that typically require a written order from a doctor.
How Do I Start Home Care Services With Visiting Angels?
Contact your nearest home care office or call 800-365-4189 with your senior home care questions. Visiting Angels will conduct a free, no obligation home care assessmentand then identify a professional caregiver who has the skills, personality, and availability to assist. You will be able to meet the caregiver before they begin working for you.
What is a Free Home Care Assessment by Visiting Angels?
A complete home care assessment is essential in coordinating care for your elderly loved one. A free in-home care consultation with a Visiting Angels care coordinator is one of the best ways to learn about personal care services provided by compassionate, professional caregivers. This enables Visiting Angels to carefully craft and tailor home care services to your family's challenges and needs.
A care coordinator will provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation designed to answer your questions and provide expert guidance to help you navigate the senior care decision-making process.
Can I Choose My Caregiver?
The care coordinator will use your input and information about your loved one's life, hobbies, preferences, and health conditions to recommend a caregiver who has the skills, experience, personality, and availability that would foster a perfect match.
If — for any reason, at any time — you feel the caregiver isn’t the right match, the care coordinator will work with you to select a different home care aide.