Home care, which is also often referred to as in-home care, is usually provided by family members. Many families have found this hard to do because of the distance they live from their loved ones. So, they face the challenges of long distance monitoring of loved ones or admitting them to a facility such as assisted living or a nursing home. Even if family members take on the care of a loved one, it can be very difficult for that person to work, take care of their own family, and other responsibilities, or even take a vacation for a week or even a few days. That’s where we come in!
In-Home care Agencies are growing to be an effective, safe alternative for more seniors, persons needing assistance and their families. Instead of receiving care in a nursing home, assisted living or other care facility, Clients receive assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs) in the familiar surroundings of their own home, on a one-on-one basis, instead of multiple Clients to one Caregiver. This provides for more engagement with Clients due to a Caregiver being able to concentrate solely on them.
Respite care is working in partnership with professional Caregivers to take over as little or much of the care of a loved one.