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Why Home Helpers Home Care

By Michele Scott

Caregiving in the home, at a bedside in a medical facility or for a patient in a long-term care facility requires specific skills, medical knowledge, patience and dedication.  The average in-home caregiver is caring for a parent, grandparent, sibling, child or other relative out of love. Help, guidance and support is needed to administer proper patient care. Often a patient is thought to be neglected when in realty the caregiver lacked the knowledge and skills necessary to provide in-home and/or senior care.

Home Helpers provides support for the caregiver and care for the patient. Our services include Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Personal Care, Respite Care, Homemaker Services, Companion Care and monitoring services.  Making decisions on providing care can be overwhelming. Do you place them in a care facility, move them into a relative’s home, or keep them in their home – and what’s to be expected, who will accept responsibility and what costs are involved. Then there’s the question of time? Can the caregiver hold down a job?  Will physical adjustments need to be made in the home? Lastly and most importantly, what does your loved one want to do? How will they react?

Caregivers are nurse, housekeeper, money manage and companion. Often legal representative, decision maker, DNR representative and they have power of attorney. No, we are not trying to frighten you, this is the reality of the diversity of the caregiver role. This is also why you need Home Helpers to provide guidance, knowledge and support with homebound, immobile and senior patients

Researchers report patients recovering from surgery or an injury, coping with a long-term illness, or managing an ongoing medical condition, heal faster, live longer and experience a greater sense of well-being when cared for in their home or in the home of a family member.

Today hospitals and nursing homes expect families to play a more active role in patient care. Assisting in feeding, bathing and personal care is often called for. Shorter hospital stays, and the absence of private-duty nurses in many facilities makes family members responsible for patient care.  Unfortunately, in many instances’ family members are not prepared to provide this service. At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re more than an in-home health care agency, we’re your extended family, meeting your patient’s specific needs.

There are several agencies providing in-home and senior care. Why Home Helpers Home Care? We begin with an in-home assessment (free consultation). We take our responsibility seriously and hire and assign specialized caregivers to meet yours and the patient’s specific needs.  Every situation is different and there is no “one size fits all” caregiver.

 Whether it’s respite care to give a family caregiver a break or a more extensive care package, Home Helpers is the in-home care provider who leaves the decision up to you. Our packages range from a couple of hours for a quick getaway to 24/7 live-in care. You are not alone. Help is here. Call us to learn more.