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What Is Home Care?

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

You never know when you could find yourself in charge of a loved one’s care. Becoming responsible for the care of someone you love after a catastrophic injury or change in health can dramatically alter both of your lives. Some tasks that were once easy for your loved one to complete can become difficult.

After these types of events, family members often take it upon themselves to care for their loved one. When they choose to do this they often don’t realize the impact it will have on their life. Family members who become caregivers have a near 40% exit rate from their jobs. Caring for a loved one creates new demands on your time.

Our team care’s for Brent’s father, and this has helped them balance their professional life and caring for a family member:

“While I'm at work I can have confidence that his needs are being

met, that he is active, and being taken care of by a staff that's

willing to go above and beyond.”

Brent, Client

Being a primary caregiver for your loved one can be emotionally, physically, and financially demanding. It can also alter your family dynamic and create strains on your relationships with your spouse or children. Devoting a significant amount of time to caregiving can make it difficult to achieve a work and family balance.

Choosing to bring in a caregiver for your loved one can be a difficult decision. The most important thing to us is understanding the outcomes that you desire and providing the care that is needed. We know that being in a familiar environment, among your own possessions and memories, is the best place to promote health and healing.

What Does Home Care Do For Your Family?

Home Care helps people with tasks of daily living. These things can include:

  • Meal preparation

  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry

  • Medication reminders

  • Driving

Helping with these personal tasks is the cornerstone of care. Home Care is supportive and relationship-oriented. The caregivers also offer emotional support. As your care level increases, you are able to add on personal care such as bathing assistance, dressing, and grooming. Here is what Sara had to say about how our services have improved their quality of life:

“My mother, who has a history of bad balance and falling,

has been doing great with their caregivers during the week and

it has given me peace of mind while I'm at work to know she is

in good hands.”