What Is Home Care?
Home care helps older adults age comfortably in their own homes with the support of professional caregivers who provide non-medical assistance that promotes independence and safety.
Depending on your senior’s needs, a home caregiver may offer services including:
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- And more
Services are one-on-one and can be provided for a few hours a day, a few times a week, or 24/7 care.
What Is the Difference Between Companion Care, Personal Care, and Home Health Care?
Companion care services are ideal for seniors who need socialization and companionship to reduce feelings of isolation and the risk of anxiety and depression.
If your older loved one needs advanced caregiving assistance, Visiting Angels' non-medical personal care services can provide hands-on help with daily activities, such as grooming, dressing, bathing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.
Home health care provides in-home medical services and requires a prescription from a doctor. Unlike home health care, no prescription is required for non-medical personal or companion care from Visiting Angels.
When Should You Seek Home Care?
Professional in-home care assistance may be a good option if you are the sole caregiver for a loved one and are struggling to provide the level of physical and emotional assistance they need.
In-home care will provide your loved one with the care they require, giving you a break to manage your career, family, and personal obligations. Visiting Angels offers unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to schedule care when needed to avoid paying for unnecessary services.
Choosing the right home care provider is important, and Visiting Angels' home care experts will guide you through the decision-making process. You will benefit from a free in-home consultation to determine the best type of support.
Visiting Angels will assist you by:
- Consulting with you about scheduling, costs, and care needs
- Scheduling an in-home visit
- Creating a personalized care plan
- Coordinating a caregiver meeting
- Adjusting your loved one’s care plan or routines as needed through monitoring and ongoing, consistent communication
If you want to learn more about home care and how senior care services can help you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels’ home care location today or call 800-365-4189.