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In Home Care in Bristol

In Home Care in Bristol

provider of in home care in Bristol standing with senior patient

Companion vs. Personal Care

At Visiting Angels® Tri-Cities, our two most common types of in home care in Bristol are companion and personal care.

These services are similar in a number of ways, but there are also important differences between them. If you're looking for in home care for a loved one in Bristol, it's helpful to understand the distinction between these two services.

Choosing the Right Type of In Home Care

For most seniors in Bristol, choosing the right type of in home care service comes down to companion care vs. personal care.

Generally speaking, companion care is most suitable for individuals with mild to moderate care needs. While this type of care covers a number of services, it does not include direct physical assistance for the care recipient.

With companion care, your loved one's care can include grocery shopping, errands, meal prep, meal planning, laundry, light housekeeping, and medication reminders. It may also include companionship for favorite activities, accompaniment to appointments and social outings, or regular wellness checks.

Personal care, meanwhile, is typically the best choice for individuals with physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, or other advanced caregiving needs. This type of care covers direct physical assistance, unlike companion care.

With personal care, your loved one's services can include all the services provided by companion care. Additionally, care may include assistance with activities of daily living. These activities include personal tasks such as dressing, grooming, and bathing. Personal care can also provide your loved one with mobility assistance or transfer assistance.

Get Started with In Home Care in Bristol

If you're searching for in home care in the Bristol area, Visiting Angels Tri-Cities makes it easy to get started.

Our process starts with a free consultation between you, your loved one, and one of our care directors. During this consultation, we take the time to understand your loved one's living situation and caregiving needs. We can also answer any questions that you may have about our services or our approach to caregiving.

Based on this consultation, we can then develop a custom care plan and caregiving schedule for your loved one. We will tailor this plan according to your loved one's preferences, lifestyle, and care needs. If a single care service doesn't fit your loved one's needs, we offer the option of combining multiple services into a single care plan.

Our in home care services are provided throughout the Tri-Cities area, including:

  • Bristol
  • Johnson City
  • Kingsport
  • Blountville
  • Colonial Heights
  • Gray
  • Watauga
  • And surrounding areas

For in home care in Bristol, contact Visiting Angels Tri-Cities today!

Serving Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, TN and the Surrounding Communities

321 Old Gray Station Rd #3
Gray, TN 37615
Phone: 423-207-0241