In Home Care in Hamden
Companion Care vs. Personal Care
At Visiting Angels® Woodbridge, our two most common types of in home care for the Hamden area are companion care and personal care.
Families in the Hamden area are sometimes unsure of the difference between these two services and how they fit into other services provided by our agency. To help you find the right type of in home care for your loved one in Hamden, here's a short explanation of companion and personal care.
Understanding Your Options for In Home Care
To understand the difference between companion and personal care, it helps to divide common caregiving duties into two categories.
In the first category are caregiving duties that do not involve physical assistance for the care recipient. These duties include things like errand services, medication reminders, wellness check-ins, and meal preparation.
In the second category are caregiving duties that require some level of physical assistance. These can include help with personal mobility and transferring, or assistance with activities of daily living like dressing and bathing.
Companion care may include services from the first category. But it cannot include services from the second category. This makes companion care a good choice for individuals whose care needs are relatively mild or moderate.
Personal care, on the other hand, may include services from both of these categories. Because of this, personal care is a more suitable choice for individuals with advanced caregiving needs, such as a chronic health condition or a physical disability.
Getting Started with Care in Hamden
If you're unsure which type of in home care service is best for your loved one in Hamden, Visiting Angels Woodbridge can help. We offer a free consultation in which we will discuss your loved one's caregiving needs, recommend appropriate services, and develop a blueprint for your loved one's care plan.
Each client at Visiting Angels Woodbridge receives a unique care plan, which is tailored to their needs, preferences, and routines. Our care plans often combine multiple services, which means that your loved one's plan can combine companion or personal care with other types of care from our agency.
As a locally owned and operated care agency, we take pride in serving seniors and families in Hamden, as well as neighboring communities. Our service area includes:
- New Haven
- North Branford
- Surrounding areas
Request an in home care consultation for a loved one in Hamden today by contacting Visiting Angels Woodbridge!
Serving New Haven County, CT and Surrounding Communities
Visiting Angels WOODBRIDGE, CT264 Amity Rd #208
Woodbridge, CT 06525