In Home Care in Prairie Village
Companion vs. Personal Care
If you're looking for in home care for a loved one in Prairie Village, you might be surprised by how many types of care you have to choose from. To find the right type of care, it helps to learn more about these different services and the options available to your loved one.
A good place to start is with companion care and personal care. These are the two most common types of in home care provided by Visiting Angels® Kansas City to seniors in the Prairie Village area.
While these two services have a lot in common, there are also important differences between them. Below, we'll explain how each service works and how to choose the right service for your loved one.
Understanding Your Options for In Home Care
Most in home care recipients in Prairie Village can age in place safely and comfortably with either companion care or personal care. When choosing between these two services, the decision will typically focus on the level of care your loved one requires.
If your loved one only requires a mild or moderate level of care, we will normally recommend companion care. This type of care covers an extensive range of caregiving duties, including meal planning, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, errand services, medication pickups, and wellness check-ins.
The main limitation of companion care is that it does not include direct physical assistance for the care recipient. If your loved one requires physical assistance, personal care will likely be the better option.
A personal care plan can include any or all of the services covered by a companion care plan. However, unlike companion care, it can also include assistance with mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and transferring.
In choosing between these two services, it's important to carefully assess your loved one's needs. The good news? That's an area where Visiting Angels Kansas City can help.
Getting Started with Care in Prairie Village
At Visiting Angels Kansas City, we make it easy to get started with in home care services.
If you're unsure which service (or services) your loved one needs, we invite you to contact us and request a free consultation. During this consultation, we'll discuss your loved one's caregiving needs, recommend appropriate services, and lay the foundation for your loved one's customized care plan.
Visiting Angels Kansas City proudly serves Prairie Village and neighboring communities. Our service area extends to:
- Prairie Village
- Kansas City
- Overland Park
- And surrounding areas
Contact Visiting Angels Kansas City today to request a free in home care consultation for a loved one in Prairie Village!
Serving Kansas City, Johnson County, North Kansas City and Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels KANSAS CITY8680 W 96th St #200
Overland Park, KS 66212