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In Home Care in Cottleville

In Home Care in Cottleville

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Companion vs. Personal Care

If you're looking for in home care for a loved one in Cottleville, it's helpful to understand the different types of care available. One of the most important distinctions is between companion care and personal care. While similar in some respects, there are important differences between these two services.

At Visiting Angels┬« Greater St. Charles, companion care and personal care are the two most common types of in home care provided by our caregivers. Because of this, we work closely with families in the Cottleville area to help them understand what makes these services distinct. This way, you can more easily choose the right type of care for your loved one.

Below, we'll go over the similarities and differences between these two services, as well as when each service is most appropriate.

Understanding the Two Main Types of In Home Care

Companion care and personal care are generally considered the two main types of home care. In choosing between these two services, the most important consideration is the level of care your loved one requires. More specifically, the right service will depend on which activities your loved one needs assistance with.

Companion care is typically a good fit for individuals with mild to moderate caregiving needs. This type of caregiving can include stimulating conversation and companionship, accompaniment to appointments and social occasions, or check-ins to ensure your loved one's well-being and safety. Companion care also covers assistance with activities like errands and grocery shopping, medication reminders, meal planning and meal preparation, light housekeeping, and other similar tasks.

Personal care can include all the services provided by companion care, but it may also include assistance with activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include personal mobility, dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting. Given the personal nature and potential safety concerns involved with these activities, it's important that this type of care is performed by knowledgeable and qualified caregivers. As such, personal care is generally considered a more advanced type of caregiving.

Getting Started with In Home Care in Cottleville

At Visiting Angels Greater St. Charles, we know that getting started with in home care can be a delicate and confusing process. To help, we offer free consultations, allowing you to learn more about our approach, and giving us the chance to find out about your loved one's situation in detail. We can then help you choose the most appropriate service for your loved one and develop a custom care plan.

Our in home care services are provided in:

  • Cottleville
  • St. Charles
  • Weldon Spring
  • Cottleville
  • Orchard Farm
  • St. Peters
  • Other parts of the Greater St. Charles area

For in home care in Cottleville, contact Visiting Angels Greater St. Charles today!

Serving St. Peters, St. Charles, Orchard Farm, Cottleville, Weldon Spring, and the communities of Greater St. Charles

Visiting Angels ST. CHARLES, MO
3555 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-244-3777
Fax: 636-244-3780